Piper Jaffray Companies Analysts Give Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:VNDA) a $26.00 Price Target

Piper Jaffray Companies set a $26.00 target price on Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:VNDA) in a research report report published on Thursday, October 19th. The firm currently has a buy rating on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock.

Other equities analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. HC Wainwright set a $18.00 price target on Vanda Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. set a $21.00 price objective on Vanda Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Vanda Pharmaceuticals from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $18.00 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a buy rating and set a $21.00 price objective on shares of Vanda Pharmaceuticals in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Vanda Pharmaceuticals from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, August 22nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. Vanda Pharmaceuticals currently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $21.29.



Shares of Vanda Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VNDA) opened at 14.70 on Thursday. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $17.08 and its 200 day moving average price is $15.77. Vanda Pharmaceuticals has a 52 week low of $12.70 and a 52 week high of $18.99. The company’s market cap is $659.41 million.

Vanda Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VNDA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.03) EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.21) by $0.18. Vanda Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 7.85% and a negative net margin of 6.54%. The business had revenue of $42.06 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $40.31 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.01 earnings per share. Vanda Pharmaceuticals’s quarterly revenue was up 16.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts forecast that Vanda Pharmaceuticals will post ($0.43) EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of VNDA. Legal & General Group Plc boosted its stake in shares of Vanda Pharmaceuticals by 37.4% in the second quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 11,105 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $181,000 after buying an additional 3,022 shares during the period. Kopp Investment Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Vanda Pharmaceuticals in the second quarter valued at approximately $196,000. American International Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Vanda Pharmaceuticals by 7.1% in the first quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 22,563 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $316,000 after buying an additional 1,491 shares during the period. Voya Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Vanda Pharmaceuticals by 29.7% in the second quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 20,118 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $328,000 after buying an additional 4,605 shares during the period. Finally, Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd boosted its stake in shares of Vanda Pharmaceuticals by 46.3% in the second quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd now owns 20,510 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $335,000 after buying an additional 6,487 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 86.45% of the company’s stock.

Vanda Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of therapies to address unmet medical needs. Its product portfolio includes HETLIOZ (tasimelteon), Fanapt (iloperidone), Tradipitant (VLY-686), Trichostatin A and AQW051. It offers HETLIOZ for the treatment of Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder (Non-24).

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