Collegium Pharmaceutical (COLL) Downgraded to “Buy” at BidaskClub

BidaskClub downgraded shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:COLL) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Tuesday morning.

Several other research analysts have also recently weighed in on the company. HC Wainwright assumed coverage on Collegium Pharmaceutical in a research report on Monday, September 11th. They issued a buy rating and a $21.00 price objective on the stock. Needham & Company LLC upped their price target on Collegium Pharmaceutical from $25.00 to $28.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $24.00 price target on shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. Jefferies Group upped their price target on Collegium Pharmaceutical to $27.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Collegium Pharmaceutical from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $16.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, November 13th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Collegium Pharmaceutical currently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $23.33.

Collegium Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ COLL) opened at $20.02 on Tuesday. Collegium Pharmaceutical has a 1 year low of $7.37 and a 1 year high of $21.38.

Collegium Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:COLL) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The specialty pharmaceutical company reported ($0.45) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.73) by $0.28. Collegium Pharmaceutical had a negative return on equity of 77.11% and a negative net margin of 447.83%. The business had revenue of $11.95 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.31 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned ($1.13) earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 2814.6% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts predict that Collegium Pharmaceutical will post -2.52 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, CEO Michael Thomas Heffernan sold 50,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.53, for a total transaction of $776,500.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 558,987 shares in the company, valued at approximately $8,681,068.11. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Alison B. Fleming sold 6,928 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, January 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.07, for a total value of $132,116.96. Following the sale, the insider now owns 32,651 shares in the company, valued at $622,654.57. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 1,065,558 shares of company stock worth $18,396,477 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 25.76% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Pura Vida Investments LLC bought a new stake in shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical during the 3rd quarter valued at $1,229,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its stake in shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical by 12.8% during the 3rd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 45,254 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $475,000 after purchasing an additional 5,136 shares during the period. Citadel Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical by 773.8% during the 3rd quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC now owns 544,033 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $5,707,000 after purchasing an additional 481,771 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. bought a new stake in shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical during the 3rd quarter valued at $192,000. Finally, Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd bought a new stake in shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical during the 3rd quarter valued at $201,000. Institutional investors own 79.98% of the company’s stock.

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About Collegium Pharmaceutical

Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc is a specialty pharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in developing and commercializing abuse-deterrent products that incorporate its DETERx platform technology for the treatment of chronic pain and other diseases. Its products include Xtampza ER and ONSOLIS. Its DETERx platform provides extended-release drug delivery, while safeguarding against common methods of abuse and tampering, including crushing, chewing, and heating and injecting.

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