Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc (AUPH) Rating Lowered to Buy at Vetr Inc.

Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AUPH) (TSE:AUP) was downgraded by investment analysts at Vetr from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Monday, July 31st. They currently have a $6.74 price objective on the biotechnology company’s stock. Vetr‘s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 10.49% from the company’s current price.

AUPH has been the subject of a number of other reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Aurinia Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 27th. HC Wainwright decreased their target price on Aurinia Pharmaceuticals from $12.00 to $10.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, May 18th. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $14.00 target price on shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Friday, April 21st. BidaskClub cut Aurinia Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, FBR & Co reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Tuesday, April 11th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $9.72.

Aurinia Pharmaceuticals (AUPH) opened at 6.10 on Monday. Aurinia Pharmaceuticals has a 52 week low of $1.88 and a 52 week high of $10.54. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $6.31 and a 200 day moving average price of $6.27. The stock’s market capitalization is $509.26 million.

Aurinia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AUPH) (TSE:AUP) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 10th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.03) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.13) by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $0.33 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $0.06 million. Aurinia Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 28.61% and a negative net margin of 16,648.93%. Equities analysts forecast that Aurinia Pharmaceuticals will post ($0.82) EPS for the current year.

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A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Royal Bank of Canada increased its stake in Aurinia Pharmaceuticals by 8.6% in the second quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 16,968 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $104,000 after buying an additional 1,341 shares in the last quarter. Jane Street Group LLC bought a new stake in Aurinia Pharmaceuticals during the first quarter valued at approximately $155,000. Cutler Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter worth about $184,000. Investment Centers of America Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter worth about $184,000. Finally, Two Sigma Securities LLC acquired a new position in shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals during the first quarter worth about $240,000. 30.29% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc is a Canada-based clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company operating in the field of nephrology and autoimmunity. The Company’s primary business is the development of a therapeutic drug to treat autoimmune diseases, in particular lupus nephritis (LN). It is focused on the development of its lead compound voclosporin, a therapeutic immunomodulating drug candidate, which is a second-generation calcineurin inhibitors (CNI) to treat patients afflicted with LN.

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