Insider Buying: XOMA Corp (XOMA) Insider Buys 9,800 Shares of Stock

XOMA Corp (NASDAQ:XOMA) insider Value Fund L. P. Biotechnology acquired 9,800 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 4th. The stock was bought at an average price of $14.91 per share, for a total transaction of $146,118.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Shares of XOMA opened at $14.98 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 5.38, a quick ratio of 5.38 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 19.16. The firm has a market cap of $125.65 million, a PE ratio of 15.29 and a beta of 2.80. XOMA Corp has a 12 month low of $11.88 and a 12 month high of $37.25.

XOMA (NASDAQ:XOMA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 7th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.55) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.15) by ($0.40). The firm had revenue of $0.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $0.83 million. XOMA had a negative return on equity of 267.64% and a negative net margin of 129.85%. Equities research analysts forecast that XOMA Corp will post -1.63 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research analysts have weighed in on the stock. HC Wainwright reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $49.00 price objective on shares of XOMA in a research note on Friday, September 21st. ValuEngine lowered shares of XOMA from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, September 7th. Wedbush restated an “outperform” rating and set a $33.00 price target on shares of XOMA in a research note on Wednesday, August 8th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of XOMA from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 11th. Finally, TheStreet lowered shares of XOMA from a “c-” rating to a “d-” rating in a research note on Monday, November 26th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. XOMA currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $28.07.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd boosted its holdings in shares of XOMA by 57.6% during the 2nd quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd now owns 20,112 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $420,000 after buying an additional 7,349 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of XOMA during the 2nd quarter worth $631,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP bought a new stake in shares of XOMA during the 2nd quarter worth $568,000. GSA Capital Partners LLP boosted its holdings in shares of XOMA by 135.7% during the 2nd quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 28,315 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $591,000 after buying an additional 16,300 shares during the period. Finally, BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of XOMA by 151.6% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 448,856 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $9,373,000 after buying an additional 270,437 shares during the period. 42.86% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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XOMA Company Profile

XOMA Corporation engages in the discovery, development, and licensing of therapeutic antibodies in the United States, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. The company has a portfolio of monoclonal antibodies and technologies to license to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to further their clinical development.

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