Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (CPRX) Given “Buy” Rating at HC Wainwright

HC Wainwright reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRX) in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning. HC Wainwright currently has a $6.00 target price on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock.

CPRX has been the topic of several other research reports. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $6.00 target price on shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Monday, August 7th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reiterated a buy rating and issued a $5.00 target price on shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals in a report on Tuesday, September 5th. Roth Capital set a $5.00 target price on shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $5.50.

Shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ CPRX) traded down $0.03 on Friday, reaching $2.90. 522,014 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 874,287. Catalyst Pharmaceuticals has a 12-month low of $1.01 and a 12-month high of $3.24.

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In related news, insider Patrick J. Mcenany acquired 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 5th. The shares were bought at an average price of $2.58 per share, for a total transaction of $51,600.00. Following the acquisition, the insider now owns 4,471,026 shares in the company, valued at approximately $11,535,247.08. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Insiders own 8.79% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Nationwide Fund Advisors bought a new position in shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals during the 2nd quarter worth about $111,000. New York State Common Retirement Fund bought a new position in shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals during the 2nd quarter worth about $114,000. State of Wisconsin Investment Board bought a new position in shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals during the 2nd quarter worth about $149,000. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new position in shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals during the 3rd quarter worth about $144,000. Finally, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company increased its holdings in shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals by 1,861.3% during the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 63,114 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $175,000 after purchasing an additional 59,896 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 40.19% of the company’s stock.

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc, formerly Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc, is a development-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on developing and commercializing therapies for people with rare debilitating diseases. The Company has three drugs in development: Firdapse, CPP-109 and CPP-115.

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