Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals (ARWR) Price Target Raised to $165.00
Posted by Lisa Matthews on Dec 17th, 2018
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals logoArrowhead Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ARWR) had its target price upped by stock analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald from $145.00 to $165.00 in a report issued on Monday. The brokerage presently has an “overweight” rating on the biotechnology company’s stock.
Other equities analysts have also issued reports about the company. Chardan Capital reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $24.50 price objective on shares of Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Monday. B. Riley upgraded Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from $18.00 to $19.00 in a research note on Thursday, September 6th. William Blair reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Wednesday, October 17th. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated an “overweight” rating and issued a $25.00 price objective on shares of Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Thursday, October 4th. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group lifted their price objective on Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals to $24.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 14th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $44.86.
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Shares of Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals stock traded down $0.11 during trading on Monday, reaching $14.21. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 235,649 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,321,183. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02, a quick ratio of 6.37 and a current ratio of 6.37. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.32 billion, a PE ratio of -21.86 and a beta of 2.05. Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals has a one year low of $3.08 and a one year high of $22.39.
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ARWR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, December 11th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.12) EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.17) by $0.05. The business had revenue of $11.26 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.73 million. Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 57.18% and a negative net margin of 337.32%. Research analysts forecast that Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals will post 1.34 earnings per share for the current year.
In related news, CEO Christopher Richard Anzalone sold 90,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.07, for a total transaction of $1,266,300.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, VP Peter Brian Leone sold 131,137 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, October 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.49, for a total value of $1,769,038.13. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 160,000 shares in the company, valued at $2,158,400. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 305,637 shares of company stock worth $4,246,343 over the last quarter. 4.60% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of ARWR. RTW Investments LP increased its stake in Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals by 184.6% during the second quarter. RTW Investments LP now owns 8,299,542 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $112,874,000 after acquiring an additional 5,382,981 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals by 108.1% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 7,083,926 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $96,342,000 after acquiring an additional 3,679,986 shares during the period. FMR LLC bought a new position in Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals during the third quarter valued at about $37,922,000. Northern Trust Corp increased its stake in Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals by 380.1% during the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 1,063,499 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $14,464,000 after acquiring an additional 841,982 shares during the period. Finally, First Manhattan Co. increased its stake in Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals by 11.6% during the third quarter. First Manhattan Co. now owns 5,053,925 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $96,883,000 after acquiring an additional 523,675 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 63.33% of the company’s stock.