Vetr Inc. Upgrades Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc (AUPH) to Strong-Buy
Vetr upgraded shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AUPH) (TSE:AUP) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday morning. They currently have $7.35 price target on the biotechnology company’s stock.
A number of other equities research analysts have also recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Aurinia Pharmaceuticals from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Tuesday, June 27th. BidaskClub cut Aurinia Pharmaceuticals from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald set a $14.00 price objective on Aurinia Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Friday, August 11th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $9.79.
Shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ AUPH) opened at 6.22 on Tuesday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $6.22 and a 200-day moving average price of $6.72. Aurinia Pharmaceuticals has a 52-week low of $2.02 and a 52-week high of $10.54. The stock’s market cap is $519.28 million.
Aurinia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AUPH) (TSE:AUP) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 10th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.03) EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.13) by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $0.33 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $0.06 million. Aurinia Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 28.61% and a negative net margin of 16,648.93%. On average, analysts anticipate that Aurinia Pharmaceuticals will post ($0.94) EPS for the current fiscal year.
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Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of AUPH. Royal Bank of Canada boosted its holdings in shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals by 8.6% during the second quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 16,968 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $104,000 after purchasing an additional 1,341 shares during the last quarter. Jane Street Group LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals during the first quarter worth $155,000. Cutler Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter worth $184,000. Investment Centers of America Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter worth $184,000. Finally, Two Sigma Securities LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals during the first quarter worth $240,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 27.78% of the company’s stock.
About Aurinia Pharmaceuticals
Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc is a Canada-based clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company operating in the field of nephrology and autoimmunity. The Company’s primary business is the development of a therapeutic drug to treat autoimmune diseases, in particular lupus nephritis (LN). It is focused on the development of its lead compound voclosporin, a therapeutic immunomodulating drug candidate, which is a second-generation calcineurin inhibitors (CNI) to treat patients afflicted with LN.
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