BidaskClub Lowers Pieris Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PIRS) to Hold

BidaskClub downgraded shares of Pieris Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PIRS) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Saturday, March 17th.

A number of other equities analysts have also recently commented on PIRS. ValuEngine cut Pieris Pharmaceuticals from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. HC Wainwright set a $9.00 price objective on Pieris Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Wednesday, December 20th. Finally, William Blair assumed coverage on Pieris Pharmaceuticals in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. They set an outperform rating for the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Pieris Pharmaceuticals currently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $11.00.

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Pieris Pharmaceuticals stock traded down $0.23 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $6.33. 341,765 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 871,110. Pieris Pharmaceuticals has a fifty-two week low of $2.26 and a fifty-two week high of $9.75. The company has a market capitalization of $340.90, a PE ratio of -15.83 and a beta of 1.71.

Pieris Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PIRS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, March 9th. The biotechnology company reported $0.17 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.04) by $0.21. Pieris Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 162.54% and a negative net margin of 69.82%. The company had revenue of $18.15 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $7.63 million. equities research analysts predict that Pieris Pharmaceuticals will post -0.53 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, major shareholder Orbimed Advisors Llc sold 7,897 shares of Pieris Pharmaceuticals stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.98, for a total value of $70,915.06. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 4.05% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership acquired a new position in Pieris Pharmaceuticals during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $3,370,000. Teachers Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Pieris Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter worth $308,000. JPMorgan Chase & Co. acquired a new position in shares of Pieris Pharmaceuticals during the third quarter worth $600,000. Creative Planning increased its holdings in shares of Pieris Pharmaceuticals by 18.2% during the fourth quarter. Creative Planning now owns 78,025 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $589,000 after buying an additional 12,000 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Baird Financial Group Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Pieris Pharmaceuticals during the fourth quarter worth $477,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 43.99% of the company’s stock.

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Pieris Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company’s pipeline includes immuno-oncology multi-specifics tailored for the tumor micro-environment, an inhaled Anticalin to treat uncontrolled asthma and a half-life-optimized Anticalin to treat anemia. Its Anticalins proteins are a class of low molecular-weight therapeutic proteins derived from lipocalins, which are naturally occurring low-molecular weight human proteins typically found in blood plasma and other bodily fluids.

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