Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (CARA) Price Target Lowered to $25.00 at Cantor Fitzgerald

Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:CARA) had its price objective lowered by Cantor Fitzgerald from $26.00 to $25.00 in a report published on Friday, May 12th. Cantor Fitzgerald currently has an overweight rating on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock.

CARA has been the topic of several other reports. HC Wainwright restated a buy rating and set a $30.00 price target on shares of Cara Therapeutics in a research report on Monday, April 24th. Janney Montgomery Scott set a $20.00 price target on Cara Therapeutics and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Saturday, March 11th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. reiterated a market perform rating and set a $30.00 price objective on shares of Cara Therapeutics in a research note on Friday, April 28th. Vetr upgraded Cara Therapeutics from a strong sell rating to a sell rating and set a $17.31 price objective for the company in a research note on Thursday, March 30th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated an overweight rating and set a $23.00 price objective on shares of Cara Therapeutics in a research note on Friday, March 3rd. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of $26.17.

Shares of Cara Therapeutics (CARA) remained flat at $17.12 during mid-day trading on Friday. 6,862,360 shares of the company traded hands. Cara Therapeutics has a 12 month low of $4.35 and a 12 month high of $20.90. The firm’s market cap is $556.52 million. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $16.60 and its 200 day moving average price is $14.71.

Cara Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CARA) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 4th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.81) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.73) by $0.08. The company had revenue of $0.91 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $0.11 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned ($0.39) EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 12900.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts expect that Cara Therapeutics will post ($2.37) earnings per share for the current year.

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In other Cara Therapeutics news, major shareholder Ventures Vi Lp Rho acquired 500,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 31st. The stock was purchased at an average price of $18.19 per share, with a total value of $9,095,000.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 7.70% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Quantbot Technologies LP purchased a new stake in Cara Therapeutics during the first quarter worth approximately $124,000. UBS Group AG increased its stake in Cara Therapeutics by 16.9% in the first quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 10,544 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $194,000 after buying an additional 1,528 shares in the last quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC purchased a new stake in Cara Therapeutics during the fourth quarter worth approximately $117,000. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. increased its stake in Cara Therapeutics by 0.5% in the first quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 11,824 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $217,000 after buying an additional 60 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its stake in Cara Therapeutics by 127.2% in the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 12,007 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $100,000 after buying an additional 6,722 shares in the last quarter. 54.84% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Cara Therapeutics

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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