ValuEngine Lowers Antares Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRS) to Sell

Antares Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRS) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Monday, October 16th.

ATRS has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “buy” rating on shares of Antares Pharma in a research report on Friday, September 8th. HC Wainwright set a $5.00 price target on shares of Antares Pharma and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Vetr upgraded shares of Antares Pharma from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $3.30 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, July 5th. Finally, Chardan Capital started coverage on shares of Antares Pharma in a research report on Friday, June 23rd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $5.00 price target on the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $3.84.



Shares of Antares Pharma (ATRS) traded up 3.23% during midday trading on Monday, reaching $1.92. 1,537,760 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock’s market cap is $300.30 million. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $2.99 and a 200-day moving average price of $2.96. Antares Pharma has a 52-week low of $1.41 and a 52-week high of $4.09.

Antares Pharma (NASDAQ:ATRS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The specialty pharmaceutical company reported ($0.02) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.03) by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $13.42 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $12.99 million. Antares Pharma had a negative net margin of 34.27% and a negative return on equity of 41.37%. Analysts forecast that Antares Pharma will post ($0.10) earnings per share for the current year.

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In other Antares Pharma news, Director Thomas J. Garrity sold 30,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $3.50, for a total transaction of $105,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Leonard S. Jacob sold 230,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, October 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $4.05, for a total transaction of $931,500.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 11.60% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Alliancebernstein L.P. purchased a new position in Antares Pharma during the 2nd quarter worth $119,000. Legal & General Group Plc purchased a new position in Antares Pharma during the 2nd quarter worth $120,000. MML Investors Services LLC boosted its holdings in Antares Pharma by 228.2% during the 2nd quarter. MML Investors Services LLC now owns 43,147 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $139,000 after acquiring an additional 30,000 shares during the last quarter. Credit Suisse AG purchased a new position in Antares Pharma during the 1st quarter worth $146,000. Finally, Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership purchased a new position in Antares Pharma during the 2nd quarter worth $174,000. 36.76% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Antares Pharma Company Profile

Antares Pharma, Inc (Antares) is a specialty pharmaceutical company that focuses on developing and commercializing self-administered parenteral pharmaceutical products and technologies. The Company develops and manufactures pressure-assisted injector devices, with and without needles, which allow patients to self-inject drugs.

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