BMO Capital Markets Reaffirms “Outperform” Rating for Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICPT)

Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICPT)‘s stock had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by equities research analysts at BMO Capital Markets in a report released on Friday, September 22nd. They presently have a $160.00 price target on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock, down from their previous price target of $221.00. BMO Capital Markets’ price target would suggest a potential upside of 177.63% from the company’s current price.

A number of other equities analysts also recently issued reports on ICPT. Wedbush reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $253.00 price target on shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Credit Suisse Group set a $201.00 price objective on Intercept Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, June 3rd. ValuEngine cut Intercept Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, September 22nd. Cantor Fitzgerald restated an “underweight” rating and set a $69.00 price objective (up from $60.00) on shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Finally, BidaskClub cut Intercept Pharmaceuticals from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $162.88.

Shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals (ICPT) traded up 2.20% during trading on Friday, reaching $58.90. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,007,896 shares. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $106.75 and a 200-day moving average price of $115.74. The stock’s market cap is $1.48 billion. Intercept Pharmaceuticals has a one year low of $57.31 and a one year high of $172.75.

Intercept Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ICPT) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 31st. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($3.46) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($3.62) by $0.16. Intercept Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 135.24% and a negative net margin of 543.35%. The business had revenue of $30.89 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $27.50 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned ($3.14) EPS. The business’s revenue was up 459.6% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Intercept Pharmaceuticals will post ($13.99) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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In other news, CFO Sandip Kapadia sold 1,431 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $121.59, for a total value of $173,995.29. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 20,569 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,500,984.71. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CEO Mark Pruzanski sold 1,434 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $121.78, for a total value of $174,632.52. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 570,284 shares in the company, valued at $69,449,185.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 8,013 shares of company stock worth $966,747 over the last three months. Corporate insiders own 9.20% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. WFG Advisors LP grew its holdings in Intercept Pharmaceuticals by 16.4% during the second quarter. WFG Advisors LP now owns 888 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $108,000 after acquiring an additional 125 shares during the period. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd grew its holdings in Intercept Pharmaceuticals by 85.6% during the second quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd now owns 6,798 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $824,000 after acquiring an additional 3,136 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio grew its holdings in Intercept Pharmaceuticals by 15.0% during the second quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 7,385 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $894,000 after acquiring an additional 965 shares during the period. Asymmetry Capital Management L.P. acquired a new stake in Intercept Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter worth about $3,580,000. Finally, Nomura Holdings Inc. acquired a new stake in Intercept Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter worth about $366,000. 82.19% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Intercept Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of therapeutics to treat non-viral, progressive liver diseases. The Company’s product candidates have the potential to treat orphan and more prevalent diseases for which there are limited therapeutic solutions.

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