Insider Selling: United Therapeutics Corporation (UTHR) CEO Sells 7,061 Shares of Stock

United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ:UTHR) CEO Martine A. Rothblatt sold 7,061 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $121.12, for a total value of $855,228.32. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ UTHR) traded up $1.40 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $123.02. The company had a trading volume of 297,623 shares, compared to its average volume of 564,104. United Therapeutics Corporation has a fifty-two week low of $112.01 and a fifty-two week high of $169.89. The firm has a market cap of $5,260.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.46 and a beta of 1.38.

United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ:UTHR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The biotechnology company reported $6.27 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $4.01 by $2.26. United Therapeutics Corporation had a return on equity of 26.24% and a net margin of 30.50%. The business had revenue of $445.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $426.43 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $4.23 EPS. United Therapeutics Corporation’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.1% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts expect that United Therapeutics Corporation will post 11.92 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. HPM Partners LLC boosted its position in shares of United Therapeutics Corporation by 0.8% in the 2nd quarter. HPM Partners LLC now owns 1,981 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $257,000 after purchasing an additional 15 shares during the period. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. lifted its stake in United Therapeutics Corporation by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. now owns 4,579 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $598,000 after acquiring an additional 19 shares in the last quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC lifted its stake in United Therapeutics Corporation by 1.4% in the 2nd quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 3,169 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $411,000 after acquiring an additional 45 shares in the last quarter. Synovus Financial Corp lifted its stake in United Therapeutics Corporation by 1.2% in the 2nd quarter. Synovus Financial Corp now owns 5,639 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $731,000 after acquiring an additional 69 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Ifrah Financial Services Inc. lifted its stake in United Therapeutics Corporation by 1.7% in the 2nd quarter. Ifrah Financial Services Inc. now owns 4,437 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $576,000 after acquiring an additional 76 shares in the last quarter.

UTHR has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised United Therapeutics Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 9th. ValuEngine raised United Therapeutics Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. HC Wainwright reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $95.00 target price on shares of United Therapeutics Corporation in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $129.00 target price on shares of United Therapeutics Corporation in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of United Therapeutics Corporation in a research note on Friday, September 8th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $132.82.

United Therapeutics Corporation Company Profile

United Therapeutics Corporation is a biotechnology company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of products for the treatment of chronic and life-threatening conditions. The Company markets and sells four commercial therapies in the United States to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH): Remodulin (treprostinil) Injection; Tyvaso (treprostinil) Inhalation Solution (Tyvaso); Orenitram (treprostinil) Extended-Release Tablets (Orenitram); and Adcirca (tadalafil) Tablets (Adcirca).

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