ValuEngine lowered shares of Five Prime Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FPRX) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Wednesday.

FPRX has been the subject of several other research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Five Prime Therapeutics from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 14th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Five Prime Therapeutics from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, December 21st. BMO Capital Markets lowered their target price on shares of Five Prime Therapeutics from $75.00 to $60.00 and set an outperform rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. Finally, Nomura reduced their price target on shares of Five Prime Therapeutics from $94.00 to $25.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, February 28th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $47.20.

FPRX stock opened at $16.14 on Wednesday. Five Prime Therapeutics has a 1-year low of $15.66 and a 1-year high of $48.87.

Five Prime Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FPRX) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th. The biotechnology company reported ($1.04) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($1.29) by $0.25. Five Prime Therapeutics had a negative net margin of 380.23% and a negative return on equity of 48.79%. The firm had revenue of $13.22 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $9.86 million. analysts forecast that Five Prime Therapeutics will post -4.98 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Teacher Retirement System of Texas acquired a new position in shares of Five Prime Therapeutics during the fourth quarter valued at $221,000. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Five Prime Therapeutics during the fourth quarter valued at $294,000. Virtus Fund Advisers LLC acquired a new position in shares of Five Prime Therapeutics during the fourth quarter valued at $381,000. Fox Run Management L.L.C. acquired a new position in shares of Five Prime Therapeutics during the fourth quarter valued at $386,000. Finally, Franklin Street Advisors Inc. NC acquired a new position in shares of Five Prime Therapeutics during the fourth quarter valued at $548,000. 74.34% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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About Five Prime Therapeutics

Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing protein therapeutics. The Company’s product candidates include Cabiralizumab (FPA008), which is an antibody that inhibits colony stimulating factor-1 receptor, that it is studying in clinical trials as a monotherapy in pigmented villonodular synovitis, and in multiple cancers in combination with programmed-death 1 immune checkpoint inhibitor, Opdivo; FPA144, which is an antibody that inhibits fibroblast growth factor receptor 2b, that it is initially developing to treat patients with gastric (stomach) cancer and is in a Phase I clinical trial, and FP-1039, which is a fusion protein that traps and neutralizes cancer-promoting fibroblast growth factors, involved in cancer cell proliferation and new blood vessel formation and is in Phase Ib clinical development to treat patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma.

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