Cantor Fitzgerald Weighs in on Cara Therapeutics Inc’s FY2017 Earnings (CARA)

Cara Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:CARA) – Analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald issued their FY2017 EPS estimates for Cara Therapeutics in a note issued to investors on Tuesday, according to Zacks Investment Research. Cantor Fitzgerald analyst C. Russo anticipates that the biopharmaceutical company will earn ($1.81) per share for the year. Cantor Fitzgerald currently has a “Buy” rating and a $24.00 target price on the stock.

CARA has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated an “overweight” rating and issued a $23.00 price target on shares of Cara Therapeutics in a research note on Friday, March 3rd. HC Wainwright reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $22.00 price target (up previously from $20.00) on shares of Cara Therapeutics in a research note on Tuesday, January 31st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Cara Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 14th. Vetr upgraded shares of Cara Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $18.44 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, April 5th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 price objective on shares of Cara Therapeutics in a research report on Friday, March 10th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Cara Therapeutics presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $24.95.

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Shares of Cara Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CARA) traded down 3.28% during trading on Thursday, reaching $16.53. 1,978,207 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The stock’s market cap is $451.32 million. Cara Therapeutics has a 12-month low of $4.35 and a 12-month high of $20.90. The company has a 50 day moving average of $17.26 and a 200 day moving average of $12.41.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Creative Planning boosted its position in shares of Cara Therapeutics by 9.3% in the first quarter. Creative Planning now owns 14,340 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $264,000 after buying an additional 1,215 shares in the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Cara Therapeutics by 8.3% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 33,390 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $310,000 after buying an additional 2,552 shares in the last quarter. Chescapmanager LLC purchased a new position in shares of Cara Therapeutics during the fourth quarter valued at about $6,365,000. Flinton Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Cara Therapeutics during the fourth quarter valued at about $139,000. Finally, Disciplined Growth Investors Inc. MN purchased a new position in shares of Cara Therapeutics during the fourth quarter valued at about $8,251,000. 43.29% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

In other news, major shareholder Ventures Vi Lp Rho acquired 500,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 31st. The shares were bought at an average cost of $18.19 per share, with a total value of $9,095,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. 7.70% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Cara Therapeutics Company Profile

Cara Therapeutics, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on developing and commercializing chemical entities designed to alleviate pain and pruritus by focusing on kappa opioid receptors. It is developing a class of product candidates that target the body’s peripheral nervous system.

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