Biltmore Capital Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:CPRX) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund bought 15,400 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock, valued at approximately $79,000.
Other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Amalgamated Bank purchased a new position in Catalyst Pharmaceuticals during the 4th quarter valued at about $28,000. Paloma Partners Management Co purchased a new position in Catalyst Pharmaceuticals during the 4th quarter valued at about $30,000. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY grew its stake in Catalyst Pharmaceuticals by 291.8% during the 4th quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 27,253 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $52,000 after acquiring an additional 20,297 shares in the last quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. grew its stake in Catalyst Pharmaceuticals by 185.1% during the 4th quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. now owns 34,237 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $67,000 after acquiring an additional 22,227 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. grew its stake in Catalyst Pharmaceuticals by 18.3% during the 4th quarter. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. now owns 36,700 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $70,000 after acquiring an additional 5,688 shares in the last quarter. 59.79% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
Several equities analysts have weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Catalyst Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.25 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, May 21st. HC Wainwright set a $9.00 price target on Catalyst Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 14th. BidaskClub cut Catalyst Pharmaceuticals from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 9th. ValuEngine cut Catalyst Pharmaceuticals from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 8th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $10.00 price target on shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Tuesday, May 7th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $7.35.
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CPRX) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May 13th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.01) EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.13) by $0.12. The firm had revenue of $12.45 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.40 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.06) EPS. As a group, equities analysts forecast that Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc will post 0.11 earnings per share for the current year.
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About Catalyst Pharmaceuticals
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc, a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on developing and commercializing therapies for people with rare debilitating, chronic neuromuscular, and neurological diseases. It offers Firdapse, a proprietary form of amifampridine phosphate for the treatment of patients with lambert-eaton myasthenic syndrome in the United States.
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