Hillhouse Capital Management LTD. Makes New Investment in Hookipa Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:HOOK)

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Hillhouse Capital Management LTD. acquired a new position in Hookipa Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:HOOK) in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 657,540 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,425,000.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of HOOK. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC bought a new position in shares of Hookipa Pharma in the 2nd quarter worth about $40,000. Northern Trust Corp bought a new position in shares of Hookipa Pharma in the 2nd quarter worth about $72,000. Morgan Stanley bought a new position in shares of Hookipa Pharma in the 2nd quarter worth about $99,000. Vanguard Group Inc. bought a new position in shares of Hookipa Pharma in the 2nd quarter worth about $538,000. Finally, BlackRock Inc. bought a new position in shares of Hookipa Pharma in the 2nd quarter worth about $737,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 30.36% of the company’s stock.

Shares of NASDAQ HOOK opened at $7.92 on Friday. The company’s 50-day moving average is $7.57. The company has a current ratio of 8.69, a quick ratio of 8.69 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08. Hookipa Pharma Inc has a 52-week low of $6.06 and a 52-week high of $14.76.

Hookipa Pharma (NASDAQ:HOOK) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, August 12th. The company reported ($0.63) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.47) by ($0.16). The firm had revenue of $4.05 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $0.50 million. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Hookipa Pharma Inc will post -2.02 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on HOOK shares. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $23.00 price target on shares of Hookipa Pharma in a research note on Wednesday, August 14th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Hookipa Pharma from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 17th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $17.55.

About Hookipa Pharma

HOOKIPA Pharma Inc, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, develops immunotherapeutics targeting infectious diseases and cancers based on its proprietary arenavirus platform. The company's lead infectious disease product candidate is HB-101, which is in a randomized double-blinded Phase 2 clinical trial in cytomegalovirus-negative patients awaiting kidney transplantation from cytomegalovirus-positive donors.

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