Catalyst Pharmaceuticals (CPRX) Lowered to “Hold” at BidaskClub

BidaskClub downgraded shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CPRX) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Saturday.

Several other research firms have also recently weighed in on CPRX. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $8.00 price objective on Catalyst Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. SunTrust Banks reiterated a buy rating and set a $6.00 price objective on shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Wednesday, November 29th. HC Wainwright restated a buy rating and issued a $6.00 target price on shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Thursday, December 21st. Zacks Investment Research lowered Catalyst Pharmaceuticals from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, Roth Capital set a $5.00 target price on Catalyst Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of $6.25.

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CPRX) remained flat at $$3.95 on Friday. 496,034 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,640,000. Catalyst Pharmaceuticals has a twelve month low of $1.03 and a twelve month high of $4.51. The company has a market capitalization of $340.31, a P/E ratio of -18.81 and a beta of 1.68.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Nationwide Fund Advisors acquired a new stake in Catalyst Pharmaceuticals in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $111,000. New York State Common Retirement Fund acquired a new position in shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $114,000. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new position in shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $144,000. State of Wisconsin Investment Board acquired a new position in shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $149,000. Finally, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company increased its position in shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals by 1,861.3% during the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 63,114 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $175,000 after purchasing an additional 59,896 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 34.75% of the company’s stock.

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About Catalyst Pharmaceuticals

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc, formerly Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc, is a development-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on developing and commercializing therapies for people with rare debilitating diseases. The Company has three drugs in development: Firdapse, CPP-109 and CPP-115.

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