Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated (NASDAQ:CORT) by 41.8% in the third quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 1,204,325 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 355,006 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP’s holdings in Corcept Therapeutics were worth $23,242,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
A number of other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of CORT. Victory Capital Management Inc. acquired a new position in Corcept Therapeutics in the third quarter worth about $108,000. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA grew its stake in Corcept Therapeutics by 2,942.9% in the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 9,707 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $115,000 after purchasing an additional 9,388 shares in the last quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. grew its stake in Corcept Therapeutics by 52.6% in the second quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 9,837 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $116,000 after purchasing an additional 3,390 shares in the last quarter. Amalgamated Bank acquired a new position in Corcept Therapeutics in the second quarter worth about $137,000. Finally, Macquarie Group Ltd. acquired a new position in Corcept Therapeutics in the third quarter worth about $137,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 64.64% of the company’s stock.
Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated (NASDAQ CORT) opened at $23.98 on Friday. Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated has a 52 week low of $6.70 and a 52 week high of $24.02. The company has a market capitalization of $2,780.00, a P/E ratio of 82.69 and a beta of 1.89.
In other Corcept Therapeutics news, insider Robert S. Fishman sold 8,000 shares of Corcept Therapeutics stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.72, for a total value of $133,760.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 8,000 shares in the company, valued at $133,760. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director G Leonard Baker, Jr. sold 30,000 shares of Corcept Therapeutics stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.59, for a total value of $527,700.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 46,000 shares of company stock valued at $810,820. 19.20% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. BidaskClub upgraded Corcept Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Corcept Therapeutics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies set a $30.00 target price on Corcept Therapeutics and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Corcept Therapeutics currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $21.00.
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Corcept Therapeutics Company Profile
Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated is a pharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of drugs for the treatment of severe metabolic, psychiatric and oncologic disorders. The Company is developing mifepristone, a compound that modulates the effects of cortisol by acting as a competitive antagonist at the glucocorticoid receptor (GR).
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