BidaskClub cut shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:COLL) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report issued on Tuesday.
A number of other equities research analysts also recently weighed in on COLL. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $23.00 price target on shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Thursday, December 14th. Needham & Company LLC reiterated a buy rating and issued a $25.00 price objective on shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical in a report on Friday, October 6th. Jefferies Group reiterated a buy rating and issued a $15.00 price objective on shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical in a report on Friday, October 6th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $16.00 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, November 13th. Finally, HC Wainwright reiterated a buy rating and issued a $21.00 price objective on shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. Collegium Pharmaceutical presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $23.33.
Collegium Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ COLL) traded up $0.42 on Tuesday, hitting $18.91. 388,060 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 340,400. Collegium Pharmaceutical has a one year low of $7.37 and a one year high of $20.92. The firm has a market cap of $602.08 and a P/E ratio of -6.37.
In related news, CEO Michael Thomas Heffernan sold 50,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.53, for a total value of $776,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 558,987 shares in the company, valued at approximately $8,681,068.11. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, major shareholder Longitude Capital Partners, Ll sold 1,000,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.34, for a total transaction of $17,340,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 1,058,630 shares of company stock valued at $18,264,360. 25.76% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Pura Vida Investments LLC bought a new position in Collegium Pharmaceutical during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $1,229,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its holdings in Collegium Pharmaceutical by 12.8% during the 3rd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 45,254 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $475,000 after purchasing an additional 5,136 shares during the last quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC raised its holdings in Collegium Pharmaceutical by 773.8% during the 3rd quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC now owns 544,033 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $5,707,000 after purchasing an additional 481,771 shares during the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. bought a new position in Collegium Pharmaceutical during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $192,000. Finally, Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd bought a new position in Collegium Pharmaceutical during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $201,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 79.98% of the company’s stock.
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About Collegium Pharmaceutical
Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc is a specialty pharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in developing and commercializing abuse-deterrent products that incorporate its DETERx platform technology for the treatment of chronic pain and other diseases. Its products include Xtampza ER and ONSOLIS. Its DETERx platform provides extended-release drug delivery, while safeguarding against common methods of abuse and tampering, including crushing, chewing, and heating and injecting.
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