Collegium Pharmaceutical (COLL) Rating Lowered to Hold at BidaskClub

Collegium Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:COLL) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Friday.

Several other equities research analysts have also issued reports on the company. Needham & Company LLC upped their price target on Collegium Pharmaceutical from $25.00 to $28.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. HC Wainwright reissued a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price target on shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical in a research report on Friday, November 17th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 price target on shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. Jefferies Group upped their price target on Collegium Pharmaceutical to $27.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Collegium Pharmaceutical from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. Collegium Pharmaceutical currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $27.17.

Collegium Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ COLL) opened at $23.91 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $778.56 and a P/E ratio of -8.05. Collegium Pharmaceutical has a 52-week low of $7.37 and a 52-week high of $26.77.

In related news, Chairman Michael Thomas Heffernan sold 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, January 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $22.50, for a total transaction of $450,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 538,987 shares in the company, valued at approximately $12,127,207.50. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, insider Alison B. Fleming sold 6,928 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, January 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.07, for a total value of $132,116.96. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 32,651 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $622,654.57. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 1,046,928 shares of company stock valued at $18,422,317. 25.76% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Macquarie Group Ltd. grew its stake in Collegium Pharmaceutical by 21.5% during the 4th quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 1,616,117 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $29,833,000 after buying an additional 286,138 shares during the last quarter. LPL Financial LLC grew its stake in shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical by 6.4% in the fourth quarter. LPL Financial LLC now owns 151,085 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $2,789,000 after purchasing an additional 9,082 shares in the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical by 11.3% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 66,533 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $1,228,000 after purchasing an additional 6,739 shares in the last quarter. Raymond James & Associates bought a new position in shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical in the fourth quarter worth $389,000. Finally, California State Teachers Retirement System grew its stake in shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical by 10.5% in the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 39,499 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $729,000 after purchasing an additional 3,752 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 89.28% of the company’s stock.

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Collegium Pharmaceutical Company Profile

Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc is a specialty pharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in developing and commercializing abuse-deterrent products that incorporate its DETERx platform technology for the treatment of chronic pain and other diseases. Its products include Xtampza ER and ONSOLIS. Its DETERx platform provides extended-release drug delivery, while safeguarding against common methods of abuse and tampering, including crushing, chewing, and heating and injecting.

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