Cara Therapeutics (CARA) Raised to Hold at BidaskClub

BidaskClub upgraded shares of Cara Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CARA) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Saturday.

Several other equities research analysts also recently commented on CARA. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Cara Therapeutics from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Friday. Canaccord Genuity set a $25.00 target price on shares of Cara Therapeutics and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Saturday, August 5th. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $27.00 target price on shares of Cara Therapeutics and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Saturday, August 5th. Needham & Company LLC reiterated a buy rating and set a $23.00 target price on shares of Cara Therapeutics in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Cara Therapeutics from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of $25.17.

Shares of Cara Therapeutics (CARA) opened at $12.60 on Friday. Cara Therapeutics has a 1 year low of $8.62 and a 1 year high of $28.50.

Cara Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CARA) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.38) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.35) by ($0.03). During the same period last year, the business posted ($0.42) EPS. equities analysts predict that Cara Therapeutics will post -1.84 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, CEO Derek T. Chalmers sold 16,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.66, for a total value of $202,560.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 1,066,292 shares in the company, valued at approximately $13,499,256.72. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 7.50% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Gotham Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Cara Therapeutics in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $448,000. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Cara Therapeutics by 17.4% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,107,874 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $17,050,000 after acquiring an additional 164,247 shares in the last quarter. C WorldWide Group Holding A S increased its stake in shares of Cara Therapeutics by 76.6% in the 3rd quarter. C WorldWide Group Holding A S now owns 291,341 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $3,988,000 after acquiring an additional 126,330 shares in the last quarter. Swiss National Bank bought a new stake in shares of Cara Therapeutics in the 2nd quarter valued at $651,000. Finally, FMR LLC increased its stake in shares of Cara Therapeutics by 27.7% in the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 1,198,812 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $18,450,000 after acquiring an additional 260,036 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 58.80% of the company’s stock.

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Cara Therapeutics Company Profile

Cara Therapeutics, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on developing and commercializing chemical entities designed to alleviate pain and pruritus by focusing on kappa opioid receptors. It is developing a class of product candidates that target the body’s peripheral nervous system.

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