BidaskClub Lowers Heron Therapeutics, Inc. (HRTX) to Sell

Heron Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:HRTX) was downgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

Several other research analysts have also recently issued reports on HRTX. Cantor Fitzgerald set a $31.00 price target on Heron Therapeutics and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Heron Therapeutics in a research note on Wednesday. Noble Financial reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Heron Therapeutics in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Cowen and Company set a $40.00 price target on Heron Therapeutics and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, ValuEngine raised Heron Therapeutics from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 22nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Heron Therapeutics currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $31.00.

Shares of Heron Therapeutics (HRTX) traded up 0.33% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $15.30. 205,594 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The company has a 50 day moving average of $15.50 and a 200 day moving average of $14.65. Heron Therapeutics has a 52 week low of $12.21 and a 52 week high of $21.24.

Heron Therapeutics (NASDAQ:HRTX) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.80) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.90) by $0.10. The business had revenue of $8.51 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.53 million. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Heron Therapeutics will post ($3.50) earnings per share for the current year.

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Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its position in shares of Heron Therapeutics by 78.8% in the first quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 39,579 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $595,000 after buying an additional 17,442 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC boosted its position in shares of Heron Therapeutics by 36.7% in the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 8,030,880 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $120,464,000 after buying an additional 2,158,041 shares in the last quarter. Point72 Asset Management L.P. purchased a new position in shares of Heron Therapeutics during the first quarter valued at $2,002,000. Mesirow Financial Investment Management Equity Management purchased a new position in shares of Heron Therapeutics during the first quarter valued at $435,000. Finally, Tang Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Heron Therapeutics by 39.7% in the first quarter. Tang Capital Management LLC now owns 8,654,914 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $129,824,000 after buying an additional 2,457,716 shares in the last quarter.

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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