Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:KERX) CFO Scott A. Holmes sold 2,830 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, January 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $4.81, for a total transaction of $13,612.30. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:KERX) traded down $0.09 on Wednesday, reaching $4.63. 834,756 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,148,169. The firm has a market capitalization of $583.00, a PE ratio of -3.09 and a beta of 4.93. The company has a quick ratio of 3.76, a current ratio of 4.46 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 13.95. Keryx Biopharmaceuticals has a 1 year low of $4.33 and a 1 year high of $8.38.

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:KERX) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.20) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.17) by ($0.03). The company had revenue of $15.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $18.88 million. Keryx Biopharmaceuticals had a negative net margin of 323.92% and a negative return on equity of 10,954.62%. The company’s revenue was up 138.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned ($0.39) earnings per share. sell-side analysts predict that Keryx Biopharmaceuticals will post -1.35 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of KERX. Russell Investments Group Ltd. raised its holdings in Keryx Biopharmaceuticals by 742.6% in the third quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 754,631 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $5,358,000 after acquiring an additional 665,069 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in Keryx Biopharmaceuticals by 5.1% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 7,198,269 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $52,043,000 after purchasing an additional 349,521 shares during the last quarter. Rice Hall James & Associates LLC increased its stake in Keryx Biopharmaceuticals by 19.4% during the fourth quarter. Rice Hall James & Associates LLC now owns 1,911,657 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $8,889,000 after purchasing an additional 310,485 shares during the last quarter. Monarch Partners Asset Management LLC increased its stake in Keryx Biopharmaceuticals by 62.0% during the third quarter. Monarch Partners Asset Management LLC now owns 685,700 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $4,868,000 after purchasing an additional 262,540 shares during the last quarter. Finally, EAM Investors LLC bought a new stake in Keryx Biopharmaceuticals during the third quarter valued at $1,526,000. 65.09% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several analysts recently issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine cut shares of Keryx Biopharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Keryx Biopharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus cut their price target on shares of Keryx Biopharmaceuticals from $7.00 to $5.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Keryx Biopharmaceuticals presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $7.44.

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About Keryx Biopharmaceuticals

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of medicines for people with renal disease. The Company is engaged in the manufacture, development and commercialization of products for use in treating human diseases. Its marketed product, Auryxia (ferric citrate), which is an orally available, absorbable, iron-based medicine is approved in the United States for the control of serum phosphorus levels in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on dialysis.

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