Heron Therapeutics’ (NASDAQ:HRTX) “Buy” Rating Reaffirmed at Jefferies Group LLC

Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Heron Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:HRTX) in a research note issued to investors on Friday morning. The brokerage currently has a $26.00 price objective on the biotechnology company’s stock.

A number of other research firms also recently weighed in on HRTX. Aegis restated a buy rating on shares of Heron Therapeutics in a research note on Tuesday, March 21st. Cantor Fitzgerald restated an overweight rating on shares of Heron Therapeutics in a research note on Monday, June 26th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Heron Therapeutics from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $14.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. Cowen and Company restated a buy rating and issued a $40.00 price target on shares of Heron Therapeutics in a research note on Friday, May 26th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Heron Therapeutics from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research note on Thursday, June 22nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company. Heron Therapeutics currently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $31.89.

Shares of Heron Therapeutics (HRTX) traded up 4.85% on Friday, hitting $16.20. The stock had a trading volume of 1,717,997 shares. Heron Therapeutics has a one year low of $12.21 and a one year high of $24.00. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $14.19 and its 200-day moving average is $14.10.

Heron Therapeutics (NASDAQ:HRTX) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 10th. The biotechnology company reported ($1.00) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.94) by $0.06. The company had revenue of $3.63 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.96 million. On average, analysts expect that Heron Therapeutics will post ($3.73) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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In other news, VP Kimberly Manhard sold 21,542 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, April 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.33, for a total value of $330,238.86. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 5,250 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $80,482.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders own 20.31% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in HRTX. State Street Corp boosted its position in Heron Therapeutics by 24.6% in the fourth quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,367,565 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $17,913,000 after buying an additional 270,022 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its position in Heron Therapeutics by 78.8% in the first quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 39,579 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $595,000 after buying an additional 17,442 shares during the period. FMR LLC boosted its position in Heron Therapeutics by 36.7% in the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 8,030,880 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $120,464,000 after buying an additional 2,158,041 shares during the period. Point72 Asset Management L.P. bought a new position in Heron Therapeutics during the first quarter worth $2,002,000. Finally, Mesirow Financial Investment Management Equity Management bought a new position in Heron Therapeutics during the first quarter worth $435,000.

About Heron Therapeutics

Heron Therapeutics, Inc is a biotechnology company engaged in developing pharmaceutical products for patients suffering from cancer or pain. The Company’s product candidates include SUSTOL, HTX-019 and HTX-011. All of its product candidates utilize science and technology platforms, including its Biochronomer drug delivery technology.

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