Myovant Sciences (MYOV) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Myovant Sciences (NYSE:MYOV) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

According to Zacks, “Myovant Sciences Ltd. is a biopharmaceutical company. It focused on developing and commercializing therapies for women’s health diseases and other endocrine-related disorders, including advanced prostate cancer. The company’s product candidate consists of relugolix which are in clinical trial, an oral once-daily small molecule that acts as a gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor antagonist. Myovant Sciences Ltd. is based in Hamilton, Bermuda. “

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Several other equities analysts have also commented on MYOV. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Myovant Sciences from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 4th. Barclays lowered shares of Myovant Sciences from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $18.00 price target on the stock. in a research note on Thursday, April 5th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $21.00.

MYOV stock opened at $20.73 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35, a quick ratio of 5.04 and a current ratio of 5.04. Myovant Sciences has a fifty-two week low of $9.92 and a fifty-two week high of $24.14. The company has a market cap of $1,332.62, a P/E ratio of -12.19 and a beta of -2.44.

Myovant Sciences (NYSE:MYOV) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, February 13th. The company reported ($0.70) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.42) by ($0.28). analysts anticipate that Myovant Sciences will post -2.35 EPS for the current year.

In other news, major shareholder Pharmaceuticals Interna Takeda acquired 7,420,625 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 19th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $18.67 per share, with a total value of $138,543,068.75. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Holdings Ltd. Dexxon acquired 1,110,015 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, April 2nd. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $20.27 per share, with a total value of $22,500,004.05. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Corporate insiders own 3.00% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of MYOV. Point72 Asset Management L.P. acquired a new stake in shares of Myovant Sciences in the third quarter valued at approximately $1,255,000. Ardsley Advisory Partners acquired a new stake in shares of Myovant Sciences in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $1,272,000. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its holdings in shares of Myovant Sciences by 18.4% in the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 91,213 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,382,000 after acquiring an additional 14,203 shares during the period. 81.44% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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About Myovant Sciences

Myovant Sciences Ltd., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on developing and commercializing therapies for women's health and endocrine diseases. The company's lead product is relugolix, an oral, once-daily, small molecule that acts as a gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor antagonist, for the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding related with uterine fibroids, endometriosis-associated pain, and advanced prostate cancer.

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