BidaskClub Lowers Flexion Therapeutics (FLXN) to Strong Sell

Flexion Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FLXN) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Saturday.

A number of other equities research analysts have also weighed in on the stock. Janney Montgomery Scott boosted their price objective on shares of Flexion Therapeutics to $570.00 and gave the company a “fair value” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Wells Fargo & Co set a $39.00 price objective on shares of Flexion Therapeutics and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 6th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Flexion Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. Royal Bank of Canada set a $44.00 price objective on shares of Flexion Therapeutics and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, October 29th. Finally, Northland Securities reissued a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price objective on shares of Flexion Therapeutics in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $106.25.

Flexion Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FLXN) opened at $23.41 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $878.83, a price-to-earnings ratio of -6.65 and a beta of 1.14. The company has a current ratio of 12.93, a quick ratio of 12.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.87. Flexion Therapeutics has a 12-month low of $16.51 and a 12-month high of $32.25.

Flexion Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FLXN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The specialty pharmaceutical company reported ($1.07) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.98) by ($0.09). equities research analysts anticipate that Flexion Therapeutics will post -3.84 EPS for the current year.

In other Flexion Therapeutics news, insider Michael D. Clayman purchased 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 8th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $23.60 per share, with a total value of $118,000.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the insider now owns 35,395 shares in the company, valued at $835,322. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, insider Neil Bodick purchased 2,700 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $24.49 per share, for a total transaction of $66,123.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the insider now owns 64,605 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,582,176.45. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 15.98% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its holdings in Flexion Therapeutics by 53.6% in the fourth quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 165,222 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $4,138,000 after purchasing an additional 57,672 shares during the last quarter. Berson & Corrado Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in Flexion Therapeutics in the fourth quarter valued at $324,000. Highbridge Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in Flexion Therapeutics by 408.2% in the third quarter. Highbridge Capital Management LLC now owns 50,823 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $1,229,000 after purchasing an additional 40,823 shares during the last quarter. Gagnon Securities LLC purchased a new stake in Flexion Therapeutics in the third quarter valued at $3,490,000. Finally, Uniplan Investment Counsel Inc. purchased a new stake in Flexion Therapeutics in the third quarter valued at $2,996,000. 72.78% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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Flexion Therapeutics Company Profile

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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