Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Alcobra Ltd. (ADHD) to Hold

Alcobra Ltd. (NASDAQ:ADHD) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

According to Zacks, “Alcobra Ltd. is a biopharmaceutical company. It focuses on the development and commercialization of drugs to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Alcobra Ltd. is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel. “

A number of other research firms also recently commented on ADHD. WBB Securities upgraded shares of Alcobra from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $2.00 price objective for the company in a report on Monday. Roth Capital downgraded shares of Alcobra from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and cut their price objective for the company from $4.00 to $1.00 in a report on Friday, September 29th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. Alcobra has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $1.56.

Alcobra (NASDAQ:ADHD) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, August 11th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.13) EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.15) by $0.02.

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Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of ADHD. Citadel Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Alcobra by 7,251.0% in the 1st quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC now owns 100,114 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $114,000 after buying an additional 101,514 shares during the period. Worth Venture Partners LLC grew its stake in shares of Alcobra by 35.6% in the 2nd quarter. Worth Venture Partners LLC now owns 271,982 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $305,000 after buying an additional 71,465 shares during the period. Finally, Royce & Associates LP grew its stake in shares of Alcobra by 15.5% in the 1st quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 745,055 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $849,000 after buying an additional 100,000 shares during the period. 29.68% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Alcobra Company Profile

Alcobra Ltd is a development-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on development and commercialization of its lead product candidates, including MDX and ADAIR. MDX is a oral drug, for the treatment of ADHD and other cognitive disorders, including Fragile X. MDX is a combined rapid onset ER formulation of the chemical pyridoxine pyroglutamate, which is more commonly known as metadoxine.

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