Regulus Therapeutics Inc. (RGLS) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages

Regulus Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLS) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have assigned a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $3.00.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on RGLS shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Regulus Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $1.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. BMO Capital Markets set a $1.00 price target on shares of Regulus Therapeutics and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, June 12th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Regulus Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Chardan Capital lowered shares of Regulus Therapeutics from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, Wedbush reissued an “ourperform” rating and issued a $6.00 target price on shares of Regulus Therapeutics in a report on Tuesday, June 13th.

In related news, insider Joseph P. Hagan purchased 219,780 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, July 25th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $0.91 per share, with a total value of $199,999.80. Following the acquisition, the insider now owns 241,297 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $219,580.27. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Daniel R. Chevallard purchased 54,945 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, July 25th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $0.91 per share, for a total transaction of $49,999.95. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief financial officer now directly owns 59,415 shares in the company, valued at approximately $54,067.65. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have purchased a total of 549,450 shares of company stock worth $500,000 over the last ninety days. 4.80% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. FMR LLC increased its stake in Regulus Therapeutics by 0.5% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 7,977,349 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $7,862,000 after buying an additional 37,489 shares in the last quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP acquired a new stake in Regulus Therapeutics during the second quarter valued at approximately $139,000. Quantitative Investment Management LLC acquired a new stake in Regulus Therapeutics during the second quarter valued at approximately $103,000. LMR Partners LLP acquired a new stake in Regulus Therapeutics during the second quarter valued at approximately $164,000. Finally, Wedbush Securities Inc. increased its stake in Regulus Therapeutics by 10.3% in the second quarter. Wedbush Securities Inc. now owns 199,521 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $197,000 after buying an additional 18,600 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 21.09% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Regulus Therapeutics (NASDAQ:RGLS) opened at 0.9201 on Friday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $0.99 and a 200 day moving average price of $1.29. Regulus Therapeutics has a one year low of $0.85 and a one year high of $3.68. The firm’s market capitalization is $95.49 million.

Regulus Therapeutics (NASDAQ:RGLS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.41) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.31) by $0.10. Regulus Therapeutics had a negative return on equity of 173.20% and a negative net margin of 31,460.47%. The business had revenue of $0.02 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $0.02 million. Analysts expect that Regulus Therapeutics will post ($1.10) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Regulus Therapeutics Company Profile

Regulus Therapeutics Inc is a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing drugs that target microRNAs to treat a range of diseases. The Company uses its microRNA product platform to develop chemically modified, single-stranded oligonucleotides that the Company calls anti-miRs to modulate microRNAs and return diseased cells to their healthy state.

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