Portola Pharmaceuticals (PTLA) EVP Sells $43,663.45 in Stock

Portola Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PTLA) EVP Tao Fu sold 1,135 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, March 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.47, for a total transaction of $43,663.45. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 18,346 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $705,770.62. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

PTLA stock traded down $1.29 on Friday, reaching $30.91. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 706,040 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,248,273. The company has a quick ratio of 5.92, a current ratio of 5.94 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,105.63, a price-to-earnings ratio of -6.43 and a beta of 1.49. Portola Pharmaceuticals has a 12-month low of $30.10 and a 12-month high of $67.10.

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Portola Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PTLA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 28th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.41) EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($1.46) by $0.05. The business had revenue of $9.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.71 million. Portola Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 108.43% and a negative net margin of 1,268.34%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 28.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted ($0.95) earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that Portola Pharmaceuticals will post -4.74 earnings per share for the current year.

Several research firms have commented on PTLA. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Portola Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday. ValuEngine raised shares of Portola Pharmaceuticals from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Oppenheimer reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Portola Pharmaceuticals in a report on Wednesday, March 21st. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Portola Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 21st. Finally, William Blair reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Portola Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Tuesday, March 13th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $67.14.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of PTLA. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Portola Pharmaceuticals by 251.2% in the 3rd quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. now owns 2,862 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $155,000 after purchasing an additional 2,047 shares during the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank grew its stake in shares of Portola Pharmaceuticals by 54.9% during the 4th quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 3,219 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $157,000 after purchasing an additional 1,141 shares during the period. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board bought a new stake in shares of Portola Pharmaceuticals during the 3rd quarter valued at about $178,000. Penbrook Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Portola Pharmaceuticals during the 4th quarter valued at about $209,000. Finally, Sei Investments Co. bought a new stake in shares of Portola Pharmaceuticals during the 3rd quarter valued at about $217,000. 88.44% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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About Portola Pharmaceuticals

Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc, a biopharmaceutical company, develops and commercializes therapeutics in the areas of thrombosis, other hematologic disorders, and inflammation. The company is developing Betrixaban, an oral once-daily Factor Xa inhibitor for hospital and extended duration prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism in adults hospitalized for an acute medical illness; Andexanet alfa, a recombinant protein that is in Phase III study for reverse anticoagulant activity in patients treated with fXa inhibitor; and Cerdulatinib, a spleen tyrosine kinase inhibitor, which is in Phase IIa clinical stage to treat hematologic cancers.

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