Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc (CPRX) Receives $6.25 Average PT from Analysts

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:CPRX) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the six analysts that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $6.25.

CPRX has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Catalyst Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. BidaskClub cut Catalyst Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. HC Wainwright reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $6.00 price target on shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Roth Capital set a $5.00 price target on Catalyst Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies set a $8.00 price target on Catalyst Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st.

Shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ CPRX) traded down $0.15 on Friday, hitting $3.47. The stock had a trading volume of 623,033 shares, compared to its average volume of 537,955. Catalyst Pharmaceuticals has a 12-month low of $1.03 and a 12-month high of $4.51. The company has a market cap of $370.96, a PE ratio of -16.52 and a beta of 1.68.

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CPRX) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.05) EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.06) by $0.01. research analysts forecast that Catalyst Pharmaceuticals will post -0.22 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. OxFORD Asset Management LLP lifted its position in Catalyst Pharmaceuticals by 46.2% in the 2nd quarter. OxFORD Asset Management LLP now owns 86,168 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $238,000 after acquiring an additional 27,228 shares in the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its position in Catalyst Pharmaceuticals by 23.4% in the 4th quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 148,704 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $582,000 after acquiring an additional 28,204 shares in the last quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors bought a new position in Catalyst Pharmaceuticals in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $111,000. New York State Common Retirement Fund bought a new position in Catalyst Pharmaceuticals in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $114,000. Finally, SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new position in Catalyst Pharmaceuticals in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $144,000. 34.89% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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About Catalyst Pharmaceuticals

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc, formerly Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc, is a development-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on developing and commercializing therapies for people with rare debilitating diseases. The Company has three drugs in development: Firdapse, CPP-109 and CPP-115.

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