Adamas Pharmaceuticals (ADMS) Earns Outperform Rating from Analysts at Leerink Swann

Leerink Swann began coverage on shares of Adamas Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ADMS) in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday, MarketBeat reports. The firm issued an outperform rating and a $31.00 price target on the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock. Leerink Swann also issued estimates for Adamas Pharmaceuticals’ Q1 2018 earnings at ($1.41) EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at ($1.50) EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at ($1.47) EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at ($1.47) EPS, FY2018 earnings at ($5.81) EPS, FY2019 earnings at ($4.77) EPS, FY2020 earnings at ($1.75) EPS, FY2021 earnings at $1.27 EPS and FY2022 earnings at $4.03 EPS.

Other equities analysts have also recently issued reports about the company. ValuEngine upgraded Adamas Pharmaceuticals from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Cowen set a $55.00 price target on Adamas Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. BidaskClub upgraded Adamas Pharmaceuticals from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Thursday, January 25th. Needham & Company LLC set a $40.00 price target on Adamas Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Sunday, February 25th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Adamas Pharmaceuticals from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of $42.89.

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Shares of NASDAQ:ADMS opened at $22.94 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 10.79, a quick ratio of 10.69 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.55. Adamas Pharmaceuticals has a 52-week low of $13.50 and a 52-week high of $44.00.

Adamas Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ADMS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 22nd. The specialty pharmaceutical company reported ($1.27) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($1.18) by ($0.09). The firm had revenue of $0.57 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $0.84 million. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 1435.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted ($0.68) EPS. research analysts predict that Adamas Pharmaceuticals will post -5.87 EPS for the current year.

In related news, CEO Gregory T. Went sold 4,541 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.75, for a total transaction of $116,930.75. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 182,610 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,702,207.50. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Rajiv Patni sold 1,252 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.94, for a total value of $32,476.88. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 21,515 shares in the company, valued at approximately $558,099.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 6,360 shares of company stock worth $164,138. 29.00% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Adamas Pharmaceuticals during the 4th quarter worth about $239,000. Macquarie Group Ltd. lifted its stake in Adamas Pharmaceuticals by 18.6% during the 4th quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 890,962 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $30,195,000 after acquiring an additional 139,934 shares in the last quarter. Bainco International Investors acquired a new position in Adamas Pharmaceuticals during the 4th quarter worth about $681,000. Ardsley Advisory Partners acquired a new position in Adamas Pharmaceuticals during the 4th quarter worth about $5,253,000. Finally, Two Sigma Advisers LP acquired a new position in Adamas Pharmaceuticals during the 4th quarter worth about $596,000. 77.25% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Adamas Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc discovers, develops, and sells therapies for chronic neurologic disorders. The company's approved/commercial product is GOCOVRI, an amantadine therapy for the treatment of levodopa-induced dyskinesia in patients with Parkinson's disease. Its partnered approved/commercial products include Namzaric (memantine hydrochloride extended-release and donepezil hydrochloride) capsules; and Namenda XR (memantine hydrochloride) extended release capsules for the treatment of moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease.

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