CymaBay Therapeutics Inc. (CBAY) Given a $15.00 Price Target at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.

Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. set a $15.00 price target on CymaBay Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:CBAY) in a research report report published on Monday morning. The firm currently has a buy rating on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock.

Several other brokerages have also recently issued reports on CBAY. Zacks Investment Research raised CymaBay Therapeutics from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Monday, September 18th. Cantor Fitzgerald started coverage on CymaBay Therapeutics in a research report on Tuesday, September 19th. They issued an overweight rating and a $16.00 target price on the stock. Leerink Swann started coverage on CymaBay Therapeutics in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. They issued an outperform rating and a $12.00 target price on the stock. Ifs Securities reissued a strong-buy rating on shares of CymaBay Therapeutics in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies set a $7.00 target price on CymaBay Therapeutics and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $14.00.

CymaBay Therapeutics (CBAY) remained flat at $9.20 during midday trading on Monday. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 525,325 shares. CymaBay Therapeutics has a 12-month low of $1.15 and a 12-month high of $9.40. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $8.00 and its 200 day moving average price is $6.05. The stock’s market cap is $402.56 million.

CymaBay Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CBAY) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 10th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.31) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.25) by ($0.06). Equities research analysts expect that CymaBay Therapeutics will post ($0.82) EPS for the current fiscal year.

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In other news, Director Kurt Von Emster sold 108,876 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $7.85, for a total value of $854,676.60. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. 15.10% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of CBAY. Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its stake in CymaBay Therapeutics by 0.8% during the 2nd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 17,344 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $100,000 after purchasing an additional 140 shares during the period. LVM Capital Management Ltd. MI raised its stake in CymaBay Therapeutics by 100.0% during the 2nd quarter. LVM Capital Management Ltd. MI now owns 20,000 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $115,000 after purchasing an additional 10,000 shares during the period. Marshall Wace North America L.P. bought a new stake in CymaBay Therapeutics during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $242,000. Ardsley Advisory Partners raised its stake in CymaBay Therapeutics by 66.2% during the 2nd quarter. Ardsley Advisory Partners now owns 50,210 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $290,000 after purchasing an additional 20,000 shares during the period. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its stake in CymaBay Therapeutics by 97.6% during the 1st quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 231,949 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $997,000 after purchasing an additional 114,549 shares during the period. 25.87% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

CymaBay Therapeutics Company Profile

CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on developing therapies to treat metabolic diseases, including serious rare and orphan diseases. The Company’s product candidates include Arhalofenate, MBX-8025 and MBX-2982. Arhalofenate is used to treat gout.

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