Puma Biotechnology Inc (NASDAQ:PBYI) has been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the eleven analysts that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $130.67.

PBYI has been the topic of a number of research reports. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Puma Biotechnology from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. J P Morgan Chase & Co reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Puma Biotechnology in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Leerink Swann restated an “outperform” rating and set a $125.00 price target on shares of Puma Biotechnology in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and set a $110.00 price target (down previously from $118.00) on shares of Puma Biotechnology in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Finally, Barclays PLC assumed coverage on shares of Puma Biotechnology in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $103.00 price target on the stock.

Puma Biotechnology (PBYI) traded down $0.75 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $101.65. 277,054 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,009,659. Puma Biotechnology has a 1 year low of $28.35 and a 1 year high of $136.90.

Puma Biotechnology (NASDAQ:PBYI) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($2.07) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($2.50) by $0.43. The business had revenue of $6.10 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.78 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned ($1.11) EPS. research analysts forecast that Puma Biotechnology will post -8.19 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, SVP Richard Paul Bryce sold 15,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $120.00, for a total transaction of $1,800,000.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 42,239 shares in the company, valued at $5,068,680. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 21.10% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in PBYI. Bank of Montreal Can lifted its holdings in Puma Biotechnology by 1.8% during the second quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 5,351 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $468,000 after purchasing an additional 97 shares in the last quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. lifted its holdings in Puma Biotechnology by 5.9% during the second quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 2,522 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $220,000 after purchasing an additional 140 shares in the last quarter. Legal & General Group Plc lifted its holdings in Puma Biotechnology by 2.8% during the first quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 9,297 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $346,000 after purchasing an additional 249 shares in the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers lifted its holdings in Puma Biotechnology by 0.8% during the second quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 33,733 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $2,948,000 after purchasing an additional 271 shares in the last quarter. Finally, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lifted its holdings in Puma Biotechnology by 2.0% during the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 22,299 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $1,950,000 after purchasing an additional 437 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 91.61% of the company’s stock.

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Puma Biotechnology Company Profile

Puma Biotechnology, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the development and commercialization of products for the treatment of cancer. The Company focuses on in-licensing the development and commercialization rights to over three drug candidates, including PB272 (neratinib (oral)), PB272 (neratinib (intravenous)) and PB357.

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