Macquarie Group Ltd. Lowers Stake in Flexion Therapeutics Inc (FLXN)

Macquarie Group Ltd. lowered its holdings in Flexion Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:FLXN) by 16.0% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 46,976 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock after selling 8,941 shares during the period. Macquarie Group Ltd. owned approximately 0.13% of Flexion Therapeutics worth $1,136,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Fiduciary Trust Co. bought a new stake in shares of Flexion Therapeutics in the second quarter valued at approximately $101,000. IFP Advisors Inc raised its position in shares of Flexion Therapeutics by 24.5% in the second quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 5,080 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $103,000 after purchasing an additional 1,000 shares during the period. Advisor Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Flexion Therapeutics by 205.9% in the second quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 5,200 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $105,000 after purchasing an additional 3,500 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new stake in shares of Flexion Therapeutics in the third quarter valued at approximately $135,000. Finally, State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System bought a new stake in shares of Flexion Therapeutics in the third quarter valued at approximately $235,000. 72.82% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Flexion Therapeutics Inc (FLXN) opened at $25.47 on Friday. Flexion Therapeutics Inc has a 12 month low of $16.51 and a 12 month high of $32.25. The company has a quick ratio of 12.93, a current ratio of 12.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.87.

In related news, insider Neil Bodick purchased 2,700 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was acquired at an average price of $24.49 per share, with a total value of $66,123.00. Following the purchase, the insider now directly owns 64,605 shares in the company, valued at $1,582,176.45. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Michael D. Clayman purchased 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 8th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $23.60 per share, with a total value of $118,000.00. Following the purchase, the insider now owns 35,395 shares in the company, valued at $835,322. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 15.98% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Several analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Flexion Therapeutics in a research report on Friday, August 11th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Flexion Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 22nd. ValuEngine raised shares of Flexion Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Needham & Company LLC boosted their price target on shares of Flexion Therapeutics from $36.00 to $42.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 9th. Finally, Northland Securities reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $40.00 price target on shares of Flexion Therapeutics in a research report on Friday, November 10th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Flexion Therapeutics presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $98.33.

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About Flexion Therapeutics

Flexion Therapeutics, Inc is a United States-based specialty pharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of local therapies for the treatment of patients with musculoskeletal conditions, beginning with osteoarthritis (OA), a type of degenerative arthritis. The Company’s lead product candidate, Zilretta, is a late-stage, injectable, extended-release, intra-articular (IA) investigational steroid.

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