Piper Jaffray Companies Reaffirms “Buy” Rating for Collegium Pharmaceutical (COLL)
Collegium Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:COLL)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by stock analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies in a report released on Thursday. They currently have a $24.00 price objective on the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock. Piper Jaffray Companies’ target price would indicate a potential upside of 39.45% from the stock’s previous close.
Other analysts have also recently issued reports about the company. Needham & Company LLC lifted their price target on Collegium Pharmaceutical from $25.00 to $28.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday. They noted that the move was a valuation call. HC Wainwright assumed coverage on Collegium Pharmaceutical in a report on Monday, September 11th. They set a “buy” rating and a $21.00 price target for the company. Jefferies Group lifted their price target on Collegium Pharmaceutical to $27.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Collegium Pharmaceutical from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, August 14th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $23.50.
Shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ COLL) opened at $17.21 on Thursday. Collegium Pharmaceutical has a 52-week low of $7.37 and a 52-week high of $20.92.
In other Collegium Pharmaceutical news, CTO Alison B. Fleming sold 4,029 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $17.00, for a total transaction of $68,493.00. Following the transaction, the chief technology officer now owns 28,513 shares in the company, valued at approximately $484,721. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Michael Thomas Heffernan sold 50,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.53, for a total value of $776,500.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 558,987 shares in the company, valued at approximately $8,681,068.11. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 58,630 shares of company stock valued at $924,360. 25.76% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Sectoral Asset Management Inc increased its stake in Collegium Pharmaceutical by 41.4% during the 2nd quarter. Sectoral Asset Management Inc now owns 1,808,750 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $22,627,000 after acquiring an additional 529,503 shares during the period. Macquarie Group Ltd. increased its stake in Collegium Pharmaceutical by 18.9% during the 3rd quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 1,329,979 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $13,951,000 after acquiring an additional 211,288 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in Collegium Pharmaceutical by 7.8% during the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 806,539 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $8,113,000 after acquiring an additional 58,398 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc. increased its stake in Collegium Pharmaceutical by 62.8% during the 3rd quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 557,050 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $5,843,000 after acquiring an additional 214,860 shares during the period. Finally, Citadel Advisors LLC increased its stake in Collegium Pharmaceutical by 773.8% during the 3rd quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC now owns 544,033 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $5,707,000 after acquiring an additional 481,771 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 79.98% of the company’s stock.
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Collegium Pharmaceutical Company Profile
Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc is a specialty pharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in developing and commercializing abuse-deterrent products that incorporate its DETERx platform technology for the treatment of chronic pain and other diseases. Its products include Xtampza ER and ONSOLIS. Its DETERx platform provides extended-release drug delivery, while safeguarding against common methods of abuse and tampering, including crushing, chewing, and heating and injecting.
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