BidaskClub Lowers Halozyme Therapeutics (NASDAQ:HALO) to Hold

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Halozyme Therapeutics (NASDAQ:HALO) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Friday, BidAskClub reports.

Several other research analysts also recently commented on HALO. Zacks Investment Research downgraded ExlService from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday. ValuEngine upgraded Zogenix from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Thursday, June 27th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald began coverage on Veru in a report on Monday, July 1st. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $6.00 price objective on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $21.00.

HALO opened at $16.58 on Friday. The business has a 50-day moving average of $16.15. The company has a current ratio of 2.95, a quick ratio of 2.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.07. Halozyme Therapeutics has a 12 month low of $13.24 and a 12 month high of $18.85.

Halozyme Therapeutics (NASDAQ:HALO) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 7th. The biopharmaceutical company reported $0.01 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.01. The firm had revenue of $56.95 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $67.80 million. Halozyme Therapeutics had a negative return on equity of 20.36% and a negative net margin of 28.70%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 84.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned ($0.19) earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that Halozyme Therapeutics will post -0.42 earnings per share for the current year.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Arete Wealth Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Halozyme Therapeutics during the 4th quarter valued at about $3,461,000. Geode Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in Halozyme Therapeutics by 5.3% during the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 1,520,657 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $22,247,000 after purchasing an additional 76,753 shares during the period. 361 Capital LLC increased its holdings in Halozyme Therapeutics by 11.0% during the 1st quarter. 361 Capital LLC now owns 177,474 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $2,857,000 after purchasing an additional 17,601 shares during the period. William Blair Investment Management LLC purchased a new position in Halozyme Therapeutics during the 1st quarter valued at about $6,519,000. Finally, Private Advisor Group LLC purchased a new position in Halozyme Therapeutics during the 4th quarter valued at about $226,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 82.07% of the company’s stock.

About Halozyme Therapeutics

Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc, a biotechnology company, engages in researching, developing, and commercializing novel oncology therapies in the United States, Switzerland, and internationally. Its human enzymes are used to facilitate the delivery of injected drugs and fluids, enhancing the efficacy and the convenience of other drugs or can be used to alter tissue structures for clinical benefit.

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