Vistagen Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:VTGN) Director Jon S. Saxe purchased 12,080 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 13th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $1.26 per share, with a total value of $15,220.80. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 3,251 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,096.26. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

NASDAQ VTGN traded down $0.01 on Friday, hitting $1.27. The company had a trading volume of 495,452 shares, compared to its average volume of 272,780. The firm has a market cap of $54.55 million, a PE ratio of -1.14 and a beta of -0.34. Vistagen Therapeutics Inc has a 12-month low of $0.81 and a 12-month high of $2.44.

Vistagen Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VTGN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 12th. The company reported ($0.24) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.22) by ($0.02). As a group, research analysts predict that Vistagen Therapeutics Inc will post -0.9 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Geode Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in Vistagen Therapeutics by 13.0% in the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 154,457 shares of the company’s stock worth $231,000 after acquiring an additional 17,721 shares in the last quarter. Millennium Management LLC acquired a new stake in Vistagen Therapeutics during the 4th quarter worth $28,000. Northern Trust Corp boosted its stake in Vistagen Therapeutics by 168.6% during the 4th quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 69,642 shares of the company’s stock worth $104,000 after purchasing an additional 43,714 shares during the last quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO. boosted its stake in Vistagen Therapeutics by 22.9% during the 4th quarter. D.A. Davidson & CO. now owns 94,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $141,000 after purchasing an additional 17,500 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc boosted its stake in Vistagen Therapeutics by 42.7% during the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 257,465 shares of the company’s stock worth $373,000 after purchasing an additional 77,090 shares during the last quarter. 9.97% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. Maxim Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $6.00 price target on shares of Vistagen Therapeutics in a report on Wednesday, March 6th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Vistagen Therapeutics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $8.30.

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About Vistagen Therapeutics

VistaGen Therapeutics, Inc, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, engages in developing and commercializing medicines for depression and other central nervous system (CNS) disorders. The company's lead product candidate is AV-101, which is in Phase II development stage, an adjunctive treatment used for major depressive disorder.

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