Concert Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:CNCE) Director Peter Barton Hutt sold 3,539 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $10.31, for a total value of $36,487.09. Following the sale, the director now owns 7,963 shares in the company, valued at approximately $82,098.53. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Shares of CNCE traded up $0.04 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $10.30. 88,700 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 225,002. The stock has a market capitalization of $246.09 million, a P/E ratio of -4.29 and a beta of 0.85. Concert Pharmaceuticals Inc has a fifty-two week low of $9.21 and a fifty-two week high of $17.83. The company has a current ratio of 19.63, a quick ratio of 20.44 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12. The business’s fifty day simple moving average is $11.11.

Concert Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CNCE) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 1st. The biotechnology company reported ($0.78) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.92) by $0.14. The business had revenue of $0.05 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $0.30 million. Concert Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 49.44% and a negative net margin of 7,303.34%. Analysts expect that Concert Pharmaceuticals Inc will post -3.45 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of CNCE. Prudential Financial Inc. raised its position in Concert Pharmaceuticals by 169.3% in the second quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 352,338 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $4,228,000 after purchasing an additional 221,512 shares during the last quarter. Ingalls & Snyder LLC raised its position in shares of Concert Pharmaceuticals by 15.3% during the second quarter. Ingalls & Snyder LLC now owns 1,359,375 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $16,313,000 after acquiring an additional 180,400 shares during the last quarter. Panagora Asset Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Concert Pharmaceuticals by 76.5% during the second quarter. Panagora Asset Management Inc. now owns 233,344 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $2,800,000 after acquiring an additional 101,152 shares during the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System raised its position in shares of Concert Pharmaceuticals by 67.0% during the first quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 149,079 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $1,799,000 after acquiring an additional 59,800 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in shares of Concert Pharmaceuticals by 5.6% during the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,129,166 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $14,171,000 after acquiring an additional 59,671 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 74.97% of the company’s stock.

CNCE has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. HC Wainwright reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $29.00 price objective on shares of Concert Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Friday, August 2nd. BidaskClub cut Concert Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 24th. Mizuho set a $23.00 price target on Concert Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 2nd. Janney Montgomery Scott upgraded Concert Pharmaceuticals from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price target for the company from $14.00 to $16.00 in a research note on Thursday, June 13th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Concert Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, August 7th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $20.00.

Concert Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Concert Pharmaceuticals, Inc operates as a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company. The company discovers and develops novel small molecule drugs for use in the treatment autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, and central nervous systems disorders. Its product candidates include AVP-786, a combination of deudextromethorphan and an ultra-low dose of quinidine, which is in Phase 3 clinical trials for the treatment of neurologic and psychiatric disorders, including agitation associated with Alzheimer's disease; CTP-730, a deuterated analog of apremilast that has completed the Phase 1 clinical trials for the treatment of inflammation or cancer; JZP-386, a once-nightly oxybate product; and CTP-543, which is in Phase 1 clinical trials for use in the treatment of alopecia areata.

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