Aquinox Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AQXP) PT Set at $22.00 by Canaccord Genuity

Aquinox Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AQXP) has been given a $22.00 target price by investment analysts at Canaccord Genuity in a report released on Tuesday, August 8th. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Canaccord Genuity’s target price suggests a potential upside of 51.41% from the stock’s current price.

Other equities analysts have also issued reports about the company. BidaskClub raised Aquinox Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Aquinox Pharmaceuticals from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. ValuEngine raised Aquinox Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald set a $28.00 target price on Aquinox Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 9th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $22.25.

Aquinox Pharmaceuticals (AQXP) opened at 14.53 on Tuesday. The company’s market capitalization is $340.93 million. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $14.42 and a 200-day moving average price of $15.32. Aquinox Pharmaceuticals has a 1-year low of $9.00 and a 1-year high of $19.97.

Aquinox Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AQXP) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. The company reported ($0.59) EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of ($0.59). On average, analysts forecast that Aquinox Pharmaceuticals will post ($2.15) EPS for the current fiscal year.

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In other Aquinox Pharmaceuticals news, insider David Main sold 15,625 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, June 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.26, for a total transaction of $207,187.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 77,530 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,028,047.80. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 2.70% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in AQXP. Nexthera Capital LP purchased a new position in shares of Aquinox Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter valued at $1,276,000. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Aquinox Pharmaceuticals by 6.6% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 282,483 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,974,000 after buying an additional 17,455 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp raised its position in shares of Aquinox Pharmaceuticals by 3.3% in the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 83,207 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,171,000 after buying an additional 2,691 shares during the period. Sphera Funds Management LTD. purchased a new position in shares of Aquinox Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter valued at $874,000. Finally, Archon Partners LLC raised its position in shares of Aquinox Pharmaceuticals by 44.0% in the second quarter. Archon Partners LLC now owns 18,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $253,000 after buying an additional 5,500 shares during the period. 98.20% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Aquinox Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Aquinox Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company discovering and developing targeted therapeutics in disease areas of inflammation and immuno-oncology. The Company’s primary focus is anti-inflammatory product candidates targeting the Src Homology 2 (SH2)-containing inositol-5-phosphatase 1 (SHIP1) enzyme, which is a regulator of a cellular signaling pathway in immune cells, known as the phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate 3-kinase (PI3K) pathway.

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