Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals (TTPH) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Hold”

Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:TTPH) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

According to Zacks, “Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a life science company engaged in developing and commercializing tetracycline based drugs to treat drug-resistant infectious diseases, inflammation, and cancer. Its principal products include eravacycline, an intravenous and oral antibiotic for the treatment of multi-drug resistant Gram-negative infections. The Company’s product under development includes eravacycline oral formulation, TP-834 and TP-271. Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is based in Watertown, Massachusetts. “

Several other research analysts also recently weighed in on TTPH. Needham & Company LLC reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Sunday, September 17th. BMO Capital Markets boosted their price objective on shares of Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals from $13.00 to $24.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. HC Wainwright boosted their price objective on shares of Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals from $15.00 to $17.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, November 6th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $15.15.

Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:TTPH) traded up $0.01 during trading on Friday, hitting $6.52. 412,100 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 480,525. The stock has a market capitalization of $334.20, a P/E ratio of -2.27 and a beta of 2.51. Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals has a 1-year low of $3.57 and a 1-year high of $9.93.

Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:TTPH) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.63) earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of ($0.63). The business had revenue of $4.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.59 million. Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals had a negative net margin of 1,382.33% and a negative return on equity of 88.27%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 355.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted ($0.58) earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals will post -2.88 EPS for the current year.

In other news, insider Jacques Dumas sold 7,167 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $6.21, for a total value of $44,507.07. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director L Patrick Gage acquired 3,880 shares of Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 29th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $6.45 per share, with a total value of $25,026.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 38,880 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $250,776. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 5.50% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. California Public Employees Retirement System lifted its stake in shares of Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals by 2.0% in the second quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 242,200 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $1,727,000 after buying an additional 4,800 shares during the last quarter. EcoR1 Capital LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals in the second quarter worth $4,516,000. Northern Trust Corp lifted its stake in shares of Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals by 4.8% in the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 886,765 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $6,323,000 after buying an additional 40,668 shares during the last quarter. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. lifted its stake in shares of Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals by 95.5% in the third quarter. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. now owns 393,000 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $2,688,000 after buying an additional 192,000 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its stake in shares of Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals by 73.6% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,101,255 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $7,853,000 after buying an additional 466,955 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 58.15% of the company’s stock.

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About Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals

Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company uses its chemistry technology to create antibiotics for multidrug-resistant infections. The Company is developing its lead product candidate, eravacycline, a fully synthetic tetracycline derivative, as a spectrum intravenous (IV) and oral antibiotic for use as a first-line empiric monotherapy for the treatment of multidrug-resistant infections, including multidrug-resistant gram-negative infections.

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