Research analysts at Mizuho assumed coverage on shares of Heron Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:HRTX) in a report released on Tuesday. The brokerage set a “buy” rating and a $28.00 price target on the biotechnology company’s stock. Mizuho’s target price would suggest a potential upside of 71.78% from the company’s previous close.

Several other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Heron Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Aegis reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $33.00 price target on shares of Heron Therapeutics in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of Heron Therapeutics in a report on Monday, June 26th. ValuEngine upgraded Heron Therapeutics from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, June 22nd. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Heron Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, August 26th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the stock. Heron Therapeutics has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $30.20.

Shares of Heron Therapeutics (NASDAQ HRTX) opened at 16.00 on Tuesday. Heron Therapeutics has a 12 month low of $12.21 and a 12 month high of $20.85. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $15.81 and a 200 day moving average of $14.97. The company’s market capitalization is $866.21 million.

Heron Therapeutics (NASDAQ:HRTX) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.80) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.90) by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $8.51 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.53 million. On average, equities research analysts expect that Heron Therapeutics will post ($3.51) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Tang Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in Heron Therapeutics by 39.7% during the first quarter. Tang Capital Management LLC now owns 8,654,914 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $129,824,000 after buying an additional 2,457,716 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC boosted its holdings in Heron Therapeutics by 36.7% during the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 8,030,880 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $120,464,000 after buying an additional 2,158,041 shares during the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC bought a new position in Heron Therapeutics during the second quarter worth about $78,134,000. Janus Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in Heron Therapeutics by 20.2% during the first quarter. Janus Capital Management LLC now owns 5,501,755 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $82,524,000 after buying an additional 925,948 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Broadfin Capital LLC boosted its holdings in Heron Therapeutics by 26.9% during the first quarter. Broadfin Capital LLC now owns 4,947,403 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $74,211,000 after buying an additional 1,047,816 shares during the last quarter.

Heron Therapeutics Company Profile

Heron Therapeutics, Inc is a biotechnology company engaged in developing pharmaceutical products for patients suffering from cancer or pain. The Company’s product candidates include SUSTOL, HTX-019 and HTX-011. All of its product candidates utilize science and technology platforms, including its Biochronomer drug delivery technology.

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