Insider Selling: Protagonist Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:PTGX) Insider Sells 3,500 Shares of Stock

Protagonist Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:PTGX) insider David Y. Liu sold 3,500 shares of Protagonist Therapeutics stock in a transaction on Monday, March 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.29, for a total value of $74,515.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

Shares of NASDAQ PTGX traded down $0.13 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $8.78. 299,231 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 421,691. Protagonist Therapeutics Inc has a twelve month low of $7.85 and a twelve month high of $23.97. The company has a market cap of $188.04, a price-to-earnings ratio of -4.20 and a beta of 3.56.

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Protagonist Therapeutics (NASDAQ:PTGX) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, March 7th. The company reported ($0.15) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.34) by $0.19. The firm had revenue of $11.28 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $8.75 million. equities research analysts anticipate that Protagonist Therapeutics Inc will post -0.66 EPS for the current year.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Stifel Nicolaus lowered Protagonist Therapeutics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, March 26th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $42.00 price target (down previously from $44.00) on shares of Protagonist Therapeutics in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Protagonist Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, March 13th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Protagonist Therapeutics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $26.75.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in PTGX. Farallon Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Protagonist Therapeutics during the 4th quarter valued at $18,720,000. First Manhattan Co. boosted its holdings in shares of Protagonist Therapeutics by 2,408.2% during the 4th quarter. First Manhattan Co. now owns 416,364 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,660,000 after acquiring an additional 399,764 shares in the last quarter. BVF Inc. IL acquired a new stake in shares of Protagonist Therapeutics during the 4th quarter valued at $6,118,000. AWM Investment Company Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Protagonist Therapeutics during the 4th quarter valued at $3,686,000. Finally, Jennison Associates LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Protagonist Therapeutics during the 4th quarter valued at $2,080,000. 56.08% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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About Protagonist Therapeutics

Protagonist Therapeutics, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company with a peptide technology platform focused on discovering and developing new chemical entities (NECs) to address significant unmet medical needs. The Company’s product pipeline includes PTG-100, PTG-200 and PTG-300. Its primary focus is on developing oral peptide drugs that target biological pathways also targeted by marketed injectable antibody drugs.

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