Clearside Biomedical Inc (CLSD) Director Purchases $10,880.00 in Stock

Clearside Biomedical Inc (NASDAQ:CLSD) Director Clay Thorp bought 8,000 shares of Clearside Biomedical stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 6th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $1.36 per share, with a total value of $10,880.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 8,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $10,880. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Clearside Biomedical stock traded up $0.05 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $1.41. The stock had a trading volume of 177,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 532,895. The company has a market capitalization of $43.55 million, a PE ratio of -0.61 and a beta of -4.34. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.22, a quick ratio of 4.59 and a current ratio of 4.59. Clearside Biomedical Inc has a 52 week low of $1.31 and a 52 week high of $15.33.

Clearside Biomedical (NASDAQ:CLSD) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 8th. The company reported ($0.75) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.63) by ($0.12). On average, equities analysts predict that Clearside Biomedical Inc will post -2.57 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Voya Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Clearside Biomedical during the second quarter worth about $123,000. Bank of America Corp DE grew its stake in shares of Clearside Biomedical by 915.6% during the second quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 16,574 shares of the company’s stock worth $177,000 after acquiring an additional 14,942 shares during the last quarter. Trexquant Investment LP purchased a new stake in shares of Clearside Biomedical during the third quarter worth about $188,000. Engineers Gate Manager LP purchased a new stake in shares of Clearside Biomedical during the third quarter worth about $202,000. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Clearside Biomedical during the third quarter worth about $216,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 57.94% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages have commented on CLSD. Needham & Company LLC set a $4.00 target price on shares of Clearside Biomedical and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 6th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Clearside Biomedical from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, August 13th. Laidlaw set a $5.00 target price on shares of Clearside Biomedical and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 6th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Clearside Biomedical from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 6th. Finally, Cowen downgraded shares of Clearside Biomedical from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, November 5th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $12.71.

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Clearside Biomedical Company Profile

Clearside Biomedical, Inc, a late-stage clinical biopharmaceutical company, develops pharmacological therapies to treat blinding diseases of the eye. It is developing suprachoroidal injection of CLS-TA, a proprietary preservative-free formulation of the corticosteroid triamcinolone acetonide, which is in Phase III clinical trial for the treatment of macular edema associated with non-infectious uveitis; suprachoroidal injection of CLS-TA and a concomitant intravitreal injection of Eylea, an inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor that is in Phase III clinical trial to treat macular edema associated with retinal vein occlusion; and suprachoroidal injection of CLS-TA alone or together with intravitreal injection of Eylea that is in phase II clinical trial for diabetic macular edema.

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