Adamas Pharmaceuticals (ADMS) Shares Gap Down to $11.89

Adamas Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ADMS)’s share price gapped down prior to trading on Monday . The stock had previously closed at $7.52, but opened at $11.89. Adamas Pharmaceuticals shares last traded at $10.92, with a volume of 1535917 shares trading hands.

Several research firms have issued reports on ADMS. Leerink Swann reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Adamas Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Friday, October 19th. HC Wainwright set a $40.00 target price on Adamas Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday. Mizuho lowered Adamas Pharmaceuticals from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and cut their target price for the company from $75.00 to $18.00 in a research note on Monday. ValuEngine lowered Adamas Pharmaceuticals from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 28th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Adamas Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 1st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $35.11.

The company has a market capitalization of $323.30 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -2.77 and a beta of 1.53. The company has a quick ratio of 8.74, a current ratio of 8.95 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.01.

Adamas Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ADMS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 1st. The specialty pharmaceutical company reported ($1.22) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($1.34) by $0.12. Adamas Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 106.74% and a negative net margin of 617.27%. The business had revenue of $10.61 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $10.10 million. Analysts forecast that Adamas Pharmaceuticals Inc will post -5.37 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, CFO Alfred G. Merriweather sold 1,665 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.18, for a total transaction of $31,934.70. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 25,460 shares in the company, valued at $488,322.80. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 24.60% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. FNY Investment Advisers LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Adamas Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter worth about $130,000. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY lifted its holdings in shares of Adamas Pharmaceuticals by 43.2% during the second quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 7,606 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $196,000 after purchasing an additional 2,293 shares during the period. Sei Investments Co. lifted its holdings in shares of Adamas Pharmaceuticals by 49.8% during the first quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 7,627 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $182,000 after purchasing an additional 2,536 shares during the period. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System acquired a new stake in shares of Adamas Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter worth about $203,000. Finally, GSA Capital Partners LLP acquired a new stake in shares of Adamas Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter worth about $212,000. 95.65% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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About Adamas Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ADMS)

Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc discovers, develops, and sells therapies for chronic neurologic disorders. The company's approved/commercial product is GOCOVRI, an amantadine therapy for the treatment of levodopa-induced dyskinesia in patients with Parkinson's disease. Its partnered approved/commercial products include Namzaric (memantine hydrochloride extended-release and donepezil hydrochloride) capsules; and Namenda XR (memantine hydrochloride) extended release capsules for the treatment of moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease.

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