Growth N. V. Biotech Purchases 50,000 Shares of Radius Health Inc (NASDAQ:RDUS) Stock

Radius Health Inc (NASDAQ:RDUS) major shareholder Growth N. V. Biotech bought 50,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 14th. The shares were bought at an average price of $26.25 per share, for a total transaction of $1,312,500.00. Following the purchase, the insider now directly owns 5,698,799 shares in the company, valued at approximately $149,593,473.75. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Large shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s stock are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

Shares of Radius Health Inc (NASDAQ:RDUS) traded up $0.36 during trading on Monday, hitting $28.23. The stock had a trading volume of 1,444,205 shares, compared to its average volume of 962,623. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53, a quick ratio of 12.79 and a current ratio of 12.87. Radius Health Inc has a 1 year low of $24.66 and a 1 year high of $55.30.

Radius Health (NASDAQ:RDUS) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.31) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($1.28) by ($0.03). The company had revenue of $13.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $6.90 million. Radius Health had a negative net margin of 429.45% and a negative return on equity of 90.42%. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned ($1.07) EPS. sell-side analysts predict that Radius Health Inc will post -5.4 earnings per share for the current year.

Several research firms have recently commented on RDUS. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Radius Health from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Maxim Group reissued a “positive” rating on shares of Radius Health in a report on Friday, September 29th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Goldman Sachs Group reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $45.00 target price on shares of Radius Health in a report on Friday, October 6th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $38.00 target price (up from $34.00) on shares of Radius Health in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Radius Health from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $51.00.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its holdings in Radius Health by 3.1% in the first quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 5,970 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $231,000 after acquiring an additional 180 shares in the last quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Radius Health by 19.9% during the second quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 3,266 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $148,000 after purchasing an additional 541 shares during the period. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. lifted its holdings in shares of Radius Health by 4.1% during the second quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. now owns 17,605 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $795,000 after purchasing an additional 690 shares during the period. Sei Investments Co. lifted its holdings in shares of Radius Health by 27.7% during the second quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 3,180 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $144,000 after purchasing an additional 690 shares during the period. Finally, California Public Employees Retirement System lifted its holdings in shares of Radius Health by 2.3% during the second quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 71,600 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $3,238,000 after purchasing an additional 1,600 shares during the period.

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About Radius Health

Radius Health, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the developing therapeutics in the areas of osteoporosis, oncology and endocrine diseases. The Company’s lead investigational product candidate, TYMLOS (abaloparatide-SC) injection is developed for the treatment of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis at high risk for fracture.

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