Capricor Therapeutics (CAPR) Shares Up 4%

Capricor Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:CAPR) shot up 4% during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as high as $1.56 and last traded at $1.56. 403,804 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 14% from the average session volume of 467,462 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.50.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on CAPR. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Capricor Therapeutics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 14th. HC Wainwright restated a “buy” rating and set a $9.00 price target on shares of Capricor Therapeutics in a report on Thursday, March 29th.

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The firm has a market cap of $41.57, a price-to-earnings ratio of -3.59 and a beta of -3.29.

Capricor Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CAPR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, March 14th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.11) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.10) by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $0.48 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $0.63 million. equities analysts expect that Capricor Therapeutics Inc will post -0.42 earnings per share for the current year.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in CAPR. Brown Advisory Inc. bought a new position in shares of Capricor Therapeutics during the 4th quarter valued at $1,796,000. Belpointe Asset Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Capricor Therapeutics during the 3rd quarter valued at $249,000. Jane Street Group LLC bought a new position in shares of Capricor Therapeutics during the 3rd quarter valued at $190,000. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN bought a new position in shares of Capricor Therapeutics during the 3rd quarter valued at $107,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 8.78% of the company’s stock.

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About Capricor Therapeutics

Capricor Therapeutics, Inc (NASDAQ:CAPR) is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of first-in-class biological therapeutics for the treatment of rare disorders. Capricor’s lead candidate, CAP-1002, is an allogeneic cell therapy that is currently in clinical development for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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