Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (FOLD) Given “Buy” Rating at Chardan Capital
Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOLD)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by equities researchers at Chardan Capital in a report issued on Thursday. They currently have a $18.50 price target on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock, up from their previous price target of $16.50. Chardan Capital’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 13.92% from the stock’s current price.
FOLD has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Leerink Swann restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $17.00 price target (down previously from $18.00) on shares of Amicus Therapeutics in a research report on Saturday, September 16th. BidaskClub cut Amicus Therapeutics from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Zacks Investment Research cut Amicus Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Cowen and Company restated a “buy” rating and issued a $16.00 price target (up previously from $10.00) on shares of Amicus Therapeutics in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, Robert W. Baird restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $12.00 price target on shares of Amicus Therapeutics in a research report on Friday, June 30th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $18.25.
Shares of Amicus Therapeutics (NASDAQ FOLD) opened at 16.24 on Thursday. The stock’s market cap is $2.67 billion. Amicus Therapeutics has a 12-month low of $4.41 and a 12-month high of $16.60. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $13.93 and its 200-day moving average is $10.49.
Amicus Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FOLD) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, August 7th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.34) earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.37) by $0.03. Amicus Therapeutics had a negative return on equity of 61.25% and a negative net margin of 1,279.88%. The business had revenue of $7.16 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $6.96 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted ($0.40) earnings per share. Equities analysts anticipate that Amicus Therapeutics will post ($1.31) EPS for the current fiscal year.
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In related news, major shareholder Life Sciences Maste Perceptive acquired 1,500,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, July 13th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $12.25 per share, for a total transaction of $18,375,000.00. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Company insiders own 3.40% of the company’s stock.
Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Teacher Retirement System of Texas grew its holdings in Amicus Therapeutics by 1.7% in the 2nd quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 10,243 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $103,000 after buying an additional 169 shares during the period. DORCHESTER WEALTH MANAGEMENT Co purchased a new stake in Amicus Therapeutics in the 2nd quarter valued at about $111,000. Tudor Investment Corp ET AL purchased a new stake in Amicus Therapeutics in the 2nd quarter valued at about $124,000. Aperio Group LLC grew its holdings in Amicus Therapeutics by 13.5% in the 2nd quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 13,986 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $141,000 after buying an additional 1,663 shares during the period. Finally, Zacks Investment Management purchased a new stake in Amicus Therapeutics in the 2nd quarter valued at about $145,000.
Amicus Therapeutics Company Profile
Amicus Therapeutics, Inc is a biotechnology company. The Company is engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of a set of treatments for patients living with devastating rare and orphan diseases. Its lead product, migalastat HCl is a small molecule that can be used as a monotherapy and in combination with enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for Fabry disease.
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