Insys Therapeutics (NASDAQ:INSY) Raised to “Sell” at ValuEngine

ValuEngine upgraded shares of Insys Therapeutics (NASDAQ:INSY) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Wednesday, March 14th.

A number of other research firms also recently commented on INSY. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Insys Therapeutics from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Saturday, February 3rd. Oppenheimer reissued a hold rating on shares of Insys Therapeutics in a research report on Sunday, March 11th. Piper Jaffray downgraded shares of Insys Therapeutics from a neutral rating to an underweight rating in a research report on Friday, March 9th. Finally, Cann reissued an average rating on shares of Insys Therapeutics in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $9.38.

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INSY stock traded up $0.01 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $6.27. The company had a trading volume of 270,630 shares, compared to its average volume of 601,136. The company has a market capitalization of $461.77, a PE ratio of -12.80 and a beta of 1.13. Insys Therapeutics has a 52-week low of $4.10 and a 52-week high of $15.02.

Insys Therapeutics (NASDAQ:INSY) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 8th. The specialty pharmaceutical company reported ($0.61) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.14) by ($0.47). The company had revenue of $31.49 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $34.00 million. Insys Therapeutics had a negative return on equity of 24.02% and a negative net margin of 162.07%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 42.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.03 EPS. analysts predict that Insys Therapeutics will post -0.83 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Raymond James & Associates boosted its holdings in shares of Insys Therapeutics by 93.5% in the 4th quarter. Raymond James & Associates now owns 31,008 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $298,000 after buying an additional 14,982 shares in the last quarter. Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Insys Therapeutics in the 4th quarter valued at about $137,000. Deutsche Bank AG boosted its holdings in shares of Insys Therapeutics by 116.1% in the 4th quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 53,827 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $515,000 after buying an additional 28,923 shares in the last quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. boosted its holdings in shares of Insys Therapeutics by 9.7% in the 4th quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 74,620 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $718,000 after buying an additional 6,600 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Virtu Financial LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Insys Therapeutics by 96.8% in the 4th quarter. Virtu Financial LLC now owns 20,061 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $193,000 after buying an additional 9,866 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 24.04% of the company’s stock.

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About Insys Therapeutics

Insys Therapeutics, Inc is a commercial-stage specialty pharmaceutical company. The Company develops and commercializes supportive care products. The Company’s product Subsys, is a sublingual fentanyl spray for breakthrough cancer pain (BTCP) in opioid-tolerant patients and a single-use product that delivers fentanyl, an opioid analgesic, for transmucosal absorption underneath the tongue.

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