Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc (CPRX) Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Brokerages

Shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:CPRX) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the six analysts that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $6.25.

Several analysts have recently weighed in on CPRX shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Catalyst Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. BidaskClub downgraded Catalyst Pharmaceuticals from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. HC Wainwright reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $6.00 target price on shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Friday, November 10th. SunTrust Banks set a $5.00 price objective on Catalyst Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, Roth Capital set a $5.00 price objective on Catalyst Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Nationwide Fund Advisors purchased a new position in Catalyst Pharmaceuticals in the second quarter valued at about $111,000. New York State Common Retirement Fund purchased a new position in Catalyst Pharmaceuticals in the second quarter valued at about $114,000. State of Wisconsin Investment Board purchased a new position in Catalyst Pharmaceuticals in the second quarter valued at about $149,000. SG Americas Securities LLC purchased a new position in Catalyst Pharmaceuticals in the third quarter valued at about $144,000. Finally, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company grew its stake in Catalyst Pharmaceuticals by 1,861.3% in the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 63,114 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $175,000 after purchasing an additional 59,896 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 34.75% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals (CPRX) opened at $3.91 on Monday. Catalyst Pharmaceuticals has a 52-week low of $1.01 and a 52-week high of $4.51. The firm has a market capitalization of $400.67, a price-to-earnings ratio of -18.62 and a beta of 1.68.

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About Catalyst Pharmaceuticals

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc, formerly Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc, is a development-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on developing and commercializing therapies for people with rare debilitating diseases. The Company has three drugs in development: Firdapse, CPP-109 and CPP-115.

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