Alcobra Ltd. (ADHD) Raised to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Alcobra Ltd. (NASDAQ:ADHD) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report issued on Wednesday. The firm currently has $1.25 price target on the biotechnology company’s stock.

According to Zacks, “Alcobra Ltd. is a biopharmaceutical company. It focuses on the development and commercialization of drugs to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Alcobra Ltd. is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel. “

Several other equities analysts have also weighed in on ADHD. Roth Capital lowered Alcobra from a buy rating to a neutral rating and cut their target price for the company from $4.00 to $1.00 in a report on Friday, September 29th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a hold rating and set a $1.25 target price on shares of Alcobra in a report on Monday, June 12th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $1.55.

Shares of Alcobra (NASDAQ:ADHD) opened at 1.05 on Wednesday. Alcobra has a 52 week low of $0.83 and a 52 week high of $2.68. The firm’s market capitalization is $28.94 million. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $1.05 and its 200 day moving average price is $1.11.

Alcobra (NASDAQ:ADHD) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, August 11th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.13) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.15) by $0.02. On average, analysts anticipate that Alcobra will post ($0.50) EPS for the current year.

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A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of ADHD. Royce & Associates LP raised its holdings in Alcobra by 15.5% during the first quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 745,055 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $849,000 after buying an additional 100,000 shares in the last quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC raised its holdings in Alcobra by 7,251.0% during the first quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC now owns 100,114 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $114,000 after buying an additional 101,514 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Worth Venture Partners LLC raised its holdings in Alcobra by 35.6% during the second quarter. Worth Venture Partners LLC now owns 271,982 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $305,000 after buying an additional 71,465 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 29.68% of the company’s stock.

Alcobra Company Profile

Alcobra Ltd is a development-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on development and commercialization of its lead product candidates, including MDX and ADAIR. MDX is a oral drug, for the treatment of ADHD and other cognitive disorders, including Fragile X. MDX is a combined rapid onset ER formulation of the chemical pyridoxine pyroglutamate, which is more commonly known as metadoxine.

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