Insys Therapeutics, Inc. (INSY) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.

Insys Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:INSY)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reiterated by Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. in a research report issued on Monday.

Several other research firms have also commented on INSY. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Insys Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $15.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. BidaskClub upgraded Insys Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 8th. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $10.00 target price on Insys Therapeutics and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Royal Bank Of Canada decreased their target price on Insys Therapeutics from $16.00 to $14.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Finally, TheStreet lowered Insys Therapeutics from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a research report on Monday, August 21st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $10.13.

Insys Therapeutics (NASDAQ:INSY) opened at 5.15 on Monday. Insys Therapeutics has a one year low of $4.10 and a one year high of $15.06. The stock’s market cap is $374.38 million. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $8.23 and its 200 day moving average is $10.57.

Insys Therapeutics (NASDAQ:INSY) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The specialty pharmaceutical company reported $0.03 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.09) by $0.12. Insys Therapeutics had a negative return on equity of 3.02% and a negative net margin of 9.63%. The business had revenue of $42.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $36.90 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.13 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 38.4% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts anticipate that Insys Therapeutics will post ($0.33) EPS for the current fiscal year.

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In other news, major shareholder John N. Kapoor Trust Dated Sept acquired 17,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 11th. The shares were bought at an average price of $8.93 per share, for a total transaction of $156,275.00. Following the acquisition, the insider now owns 31,982 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $285,599.26. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, CEO Saeed Motahari acquired 5,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 10th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $8.92 per share, for a total transaction of $49,060.00. Following the acquisition, the chief executive officer now directly owns 15,400 shares in the company, valued at approximately $137,368. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Company insiders own 67.90% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in INSY. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its holdings in Insys Therapeutics by 30.3% in the 1st quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 27,541 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $289,000 after purchasing an additional 6,407 shares in the last quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. purchased a new position in Insys Therapeutics in the 1st quarter valued at $172,000. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC lifted its holdings in Insys Therapeutics by 34.5% in the 1st quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 25,712 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $270,000 after purchasing an additional 6,600 shares in the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its holdings in Insys Therapeutics by 37.9% in the 1st quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 45,694 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $480,000 after purchasing an additional 12,561 shares in the last quarter. Finally, American International Group Inc. lifted its holdings in Insys Therapeutics by 7.1% in the 1st quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 14,462 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $152,000 after purchasing an additional 953 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 25.48% of the company’s stock.

Insys Therapeutics Company Profile

Insys Therapeutics, Inc is a commercial-stage specialty pharmaceutical company. The Company develops and commercializes supportive care products. The Company’s product Subsys, is a sublingual fentanyl spray for breakthrough cancer pain (BTCP) in opioid-tolerant patients and a single-use product that delivers fentanyl, an opioid analgesic, for transmucosal absorption underneath the tongue.

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