Intercept Pharmaceuticals (ICPT) Stock Rating Upgraded by ValuEngine

ValuEngine upgraded shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ICPT) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report published on Wednesday morning.

ICPT has been the topic of several other reports. Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Tuesday, December 12th. They set a buy rating and a $106.00 price target on the stock. Credit Suisse Group set a $167.00 price objective on shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. BidaskClub lowered shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. Wedbush reissued a buy rating and issued a $253.00 price objective on shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Friday, January 5th. Finally, Citigroup set a $74.00 price objective on shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a hold rating in a research report on Friday, December 29th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $128.75.

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NASDAQ ICPT opened at $71.60 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 21.71, a quick ratio of 4.31 and a current ratio of 4.31. Intercept Pharmaceuticals has a 1 year low of $51.05 and a 1 year high of $135.59. The firm has a market cap of $1,802.39, a price-to-earnings ratio of -4.98 and a beta of -1.82.

Intercept Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ICPT) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 14th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($4.43) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($3.39) by ($1.04). Intercept Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 267.95% and a negative net margin of 275.18%. The firm had revenue of $37.69 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $39.01 million. During the same period last year, the company posted ($4.84) earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 173.1% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that Intercept Pharmaceuticals will post -12.6 EPS for the current year.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. DSC Advisors L.P. bought a new position in Intercept Pharmaceuticals during the fourth quarter worth about $204,000. Amalgamated Bank bought a new position in Intercept Pharmaceuticals during the fourth quarter worth about $209,000. Virtu Financial LLC bought a new position in Intercept Pharmaceuticals during the fourth quarter worth about $234,000. Wedbush Securities Inc. bought a new position in Intercept Pharmaceuticals during the fourth quarter worth about $331,000. Finally, Teacher Retirement System of Texas bought a new position in Intercept Pharmaceuticals during the fourth quarter worth about $346,000. 74.27% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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About Intercept Pharmaceuticals

Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of therapeutics to treat non-viral, progressive liver diseases. The Company’s product candidates have the potential to treat orphan and more prevalent diseases for which there are limited therapeutic solutions.

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