Eagle Pharmaceuticals Inc (EGRX) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Brokerages

Shares of Eagle Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:EGRX) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the six research firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $63.67.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on EGRX shares. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $75.00 target price on shares of Eagle Pharmaceuticals in a report on Friday, October 27th. Mizuho reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a $37.00 target price on shares of Eagle Pharmaceuticals in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $75.00 target price (down from $81.00) on shares of Eagle Pharmaceuticals in a report on Thursday, November 9th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Eagle Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, December 2nd. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Eagle Pharmaceuticals from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan boosted its holdings in Eagle Pharmaceuticals by 68.1% in the 3rd quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 3,210 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $191,000 after purchasing an additional 1,300 shares during the last quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership acquired a new position in shares of Eagle Pharmaceuticals in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $276,000. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new position in shares of Eagle Pharmaceuticals in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $292,000. Schroder Investment Management Group acquired a new position in shares of Eagle Pharmaceuticals in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $219,000. Finally, Foundry Partners LLC acquired a new position in shares of Eagle Pharmaceuticals in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $224,000.

Eagle Pharmaceuticals (EGRX) opened at $56.81 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26, a quick ratio of 5.15 and a current ratio of 5.30. The firm has a market cap of $836.66, a PE ratio of 9.16 and a beta of 1.25. Eagle Pharmaceuticals has a 52-week low of $45.05 and a 52-week high of $97.15.

Eagle Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:EGRX) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The specialty pharmaceutical company reported $1.07 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.57 by $0.50. Eagle Pharmaceuticals had a net margin of 36.95% and a return on equity of 62.60%. analysts anticipate that Eagle Pharmaceuticals will post 2.23 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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About Eagle Pharmaceuticals

Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a specialty pharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on developing and commercializing injectable products in the critical care and oncology areas. The Company’s product portfolio includes products, including Argatroban; Ryanodex; docetaxel injection, non-alcohol formulation; and Bendeka.

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