Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Minerva Neurosciences, Inc (NASDAQ:NERV) by 14.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 1,074,239 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after buying an additional 134,942 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. owned about 2.93% of Minerva Neurosciences worth $9,507,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Rhumbline Advisers increased its holdings in shares of Minerva Neurosciences by 35.9% during the second quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 27,082 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $240,000 after buying an additional 7,150 shares in the last quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board acquired a new position in shares of Minerva Neurosciences during the second quarter worth $159,000. Laurion Capital Management LP acquired a new position in shares of Minerva Neurosciences during the second quarter worth $326,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its holdings in shares of Minerva Neurosciences by 13.4% during the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 90,929 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $805,000 after buying an additional 10,728 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Alps Advisors Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Minerva Neurosciences by 10.6% during the second quarter. Alps Advisors Inc. now owns 33,131 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $293,000 after buying an additional 3,187 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 79.53% of the company’s stock.

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NERV has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Minerva Neurosciences from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $6.75 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, September 5th. Citigroup Inc. initiated coverage on shares of Minerva Neurosciences in a report on Friday, September 1st. They set a “buy” rating and a $11.00 price target for the company. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $13.94.

Minerva Neurosciences, Inc (NERV) opened at $5.40 on Friday. Minerva Neurosciences, Inc has a 1-year low of $4.80 and a 1-year high of $14.15.

Minerva Neurosciences (NASDAQ:NERV) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.28) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted ($0.24) EPS. analysts anticipate that Minerva Neurosciences, Inc will post -1.28 earnings per share for the current year.

Minerva Neurosciences Profile

Minerva Neurosciences, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of a portfolio of product candidates to treat patients suffering from central nervous system (CNS) diseases. The Company’s product portfolio and indications include MIN-101 for the treatment of schizophrenia; MIN-202, for the treatment of insomnia disorder and major depressive disorder (MDD); MIN-117, for the treatment of MDD, and MIN-301 for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Minerva Neurosciences (NASDAQ:NERV)

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