HC Wainwright Reiterates Buy Rating for Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals (TTPH)

HC Wainwright restated their buy rating on shares of Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:TTPH) in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday morning. They currently have a $17.00 price objective on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock.

“a Highly Favorable Risk/Reward; Affirm Buy Stock Data 02/05/2018 Price $5.19 Exchange NASDAQ Price Target $17.00 52-Week High $9.93 52-Week Low $4.04 Enterprise Value (M) $106.6 Market Cap (M) $268 Public Market Float (M) 37.5 Shares Outstanding (M) 51.6 3 Month Avg Volume 477,304 Short Interest (M) 2.97 Shares Outstanding (M): Figure shown is as of January 24, 2018. Balance Sheet Metrics Cash (M) $161.4 Total Debt (M) $0.0 Total Cash/Share $3.13 Book Value/Share $2.78 Cash (M): Figure shown is as of September 30, 2017. EPS Diluted Full Year – Dec 2016A 2017E 2018E 1Q (0.46) (0.79)A (0.56) 2Q (0.47) (0.83)A (0.55) 3Q (0.58) (0.63)A (0.54) 4Q (0.61) (0.60) (0.52) FY (2.11) (2.80) (2.17) Revenue ($M) Full Year – Dec 2016A 2017E 2018E 1Q 2.0 1.5A 1.5 2Q 1.2 1.6A 1.0 3Q 0.9 4.1A 1.2 4Q 1.1 2.0 1.5 FY 5.1 9.1 5.2 10 8 6 4 2 FEB- 17 J UN- 17 OCT- 17 FEB- 18 20 15 10 5 0 Vol. (mil) Price cUTI: We believe IGNITE3 will be a solid, clean win.”,” HC Wainwright’s analyst wrote.

Several other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Friday, January 12th. BidaskClub cut Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, ValuEngine cut Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $15.15.

Shares of Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:TTPH) opened at $5.15 on Tuesday. Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals has a 52-week low of $4.14 and a 52-week high of $9.93. The company has a market capitalization of $264.79, a PE ratio of -1.79 and a beta of 2.28.

In related news, Director L Patrick Gage purchased 3,880 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 29th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $6.45 per share, for a total transaction of $25,026.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 38,880 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $250,776. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Jacques Dumas sold 7,167 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $6.21, for a total value of $44,507.07. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 5.50% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its holdings in Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals by 0.7% in the 2nd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 129,681 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $925,000 after purchasing an additional 874 shares in the last quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC boosted its holdings in Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals by 17.8% in the 2nd quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 20,583 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $147,000 after purchasing an additional 3,104 shares in the last quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. boosted its holdings in Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals by 6.9% in the 2nd quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 59,200 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $422,000 after purchasing an additional 3,800 shares in the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its holdings in Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals by 2.0% in the 2nd quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 242,200 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $1,727,000 after purchasing an additional 4,800 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its holdings in Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals by 3.3% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 194,144 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $1,384,000 after purchasing an additional 6,247 shares in the last quarter. 58.36% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company uses its chemistry technology to create antibiotics for multidrug-resistant infections. The Company is developing its lead product candidate, eravacycline, a fully synthetic tetracycline derivative, as a spectrum intravenous (IV) and oral antibiotic for use as a first-line empiric monotherapy for the treatment of multidrug-resistant infections, including multidrug-resistant gram-negative infections.

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