United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ:UTHR) CEO Martine A. Rothblatt sold 1,274 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $116.07, for a total transaction of $147,873.18. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 2,343 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $271,952.01. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Shares of United Therapeutics Corporation (UTHR) opened at 114.60 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $4.98 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.29 and a beta of 1.52. United Therapeutics Corporation has a 1-year low of $110.90 and a 1-year high of $169.89. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $128.37 and a 200-day moving average of $129.08.

United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ:UTHR) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The biotechnology company reported ($1.25) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $3.61 by ($4.86). United Therapeutics Corporation had a return on equity of 20.96% and a net margin of 24.18%. The firm had revenue of $444.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $391.53 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $4.42 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 7.8% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts forecast that United Therapeutics Corporation will post $10.09 earnings per share for the current year.

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Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Focused Wealth Management Inc increased its stake in shares of United Therapeutics Corporation by 17.5% in the first quarter. Focused Wealth Management Inc now owns 940 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $127,000 after buying an additional 140 shares during the period. Eagle Global Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of United Therapeutics Corporation in the second quarter worth $206,000. Clarity Capital KCPS Ltd. purchased a new position in shares of United Therapeutics Corporation in the first quarter worth $230,000. TLP Group LLC purchased a new position in shares of United Therapeutics Corporation in the second quarter worth $246,000. Finally, HPM Partners LLC increased its stake in shares of United Therapeutics Corporation by 0.8% in the second quarter. HPM Partners LLC now owns 1,981 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $257,000 after buying an additional 15 shares during the period.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on UTHR. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “sell” rating and set a $105.00 price objective on shares of United Therapeutics Corporation in a research report on Thursday, June 8th. BidaskClub cut shares of United Therapeutics Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. ValuEngine cut shares of United Therapeutics Corporation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. UBS AG restated a “sell” rating and issued a $106.00 price target on shares of United Therapeutics Corporation in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. Finally, Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. restated a “buy” rating on shares of United Therapeutics Corporation in a research report on Friday, September 8th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $134.50.

United Therapeutics Corporation Company Profile

United Therapeutics Corporation is a biotechnology company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of products for the treatment of chronic and life-threatening conditions. The Company markets and sells four commercial therapies in the United States to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH): Remodulin (treprostinil) Injection; Tyvaso (treprostinil) Inhalation Solution (Tyvaso); Orenitram (treprostinil) Extended-Release Tablets (Orenitram); and Adcirca (tadalafil) Tablets (Adcirca).

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