Pieris Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PIRS) was downgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report issued on Wednesday.
Other analysts have also issued reports about the stock. HC Wainwright set a $12.00 price target on shares of Pieris Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 9th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Pieris Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. William Blair assumed coverage on shares of Pieris Pharmaceuticals in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. They issued an “outperform” rating on the stock. Evercore ISI assumed coverage on shares of Pieris Pharmaceuticals in a report on Monday, March 19th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $13.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Jefferies Group assumed coverage on shares of Pieris Pharmaceuticals in a report on Monday, March 19th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $12.00 price objective on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Pieris Pharmaceuticals presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $11.00.
NASDAQ PIRS opened at $6.56 on Wednesday. Pieris Pharmaceuticals has a 1 year low of $2.26 and a 1 year high of $9.75.
In other Pieris Pharmaceuticals news, major shareholder Orbimed Advisors Llc sold 7,897 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.98, for a total value of $70,915.06. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 4.05% of the stock is owned by insiders.
Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in shares of Pieris Pharmaceuticals by 4.4% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,596,382 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $12,053,000 after acquiring an additional 67,895 shares in the last quarter. Millennium Management LLC grew its stake in shares of Pieris Pharmaceuticals by 57.9% in the fourth quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 699,771 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $5,283,000 after acquiring an additional 256,622 shares in the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC grew its stake in shares of Pieris Pharmaceuticals by 63.7% in the fourth quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 650,100 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $4,908,000 after acquiring an additional 253,000 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp acquired a new position in shares of Pieris Pharmaceuticals in the second quarter valued at about $2,377,000. Finally, Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership acquired a new position in shares of Pieris Pharmaceuticals in the fourth quarter valued at about $3,370,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 43.99% of the company’s stock.
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Pieris Pharmaceuticals Company Profile
Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company’s pipeline includes immuno-oncology multi-specifics tailored for the tumor micro-environment, an inhaled Anticalin to treat uncontrolled asthma and a half-life-optimized Anticalin to treat anemia. Its Anticalins proteins are a class of low molecular-weight therapeutic proteins derived from lipocalins, which are naturally occurring low-molecular weight human proteins typically found in blood plasma and other bodily fluids.
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