Life Sciences Maste Perceptive Acquires 296,007 Shares of Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALDX) Stock

Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALDX) major shareholder Life Sciences Maste Perceptive acquired 296,007 shares of Aldeyra Therapeutics stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 30th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $4.60 per share, with a total value of $1,361,632.20. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Large shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Shares of Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ ALDX) opened at 4.85 on Tuesday. Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc. has a 1-year low of $3.80 and a 1-year high of $8.19. The company’s market capitalization is $30.29 million. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $4.63 and its 200-day moving average price is $4.87.

Aldeyra Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ALDX) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May 15th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.37) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.33) by $0.04. Analysts expect that Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc. will post ($1.58) EPS for the current year.

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Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Renaissance Technologies LLC purchased a new position in shares of Aldeyra Therapeutics during the first quarter valued at about $132,000. Hikari Power Ltd purchased a new position in shares of Aldeyra Therapeutics during the first quarter valued at about $188,000. Sabby Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Aldeyra Therapeutics during the first quarter valued at about $898,000. Sphera Funds Management LTD. boosted its position in shares of Aldeyra Therapeutics by 81.4% in the first quarter. Sphera Funds Management LTD. now owns 668,500 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $3,343,000 after buying an additional 300,000 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Perceptive Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Aldeyra Therapeutics by 48.7% in the first quarter. Perceptive Advisors LLC now owns 2,885,458 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $12,897,000 after buying an additional 945,000 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 58.25% of the company’s stock.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on ALDX shares. Cowen and Company reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 price objective on shares of Aldeyra Therapeutics in a report on Friday, March 31st. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $16.00 price objective on shares of Aldeyra Therapeutics in a report on Wednesday, May 31st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Aldeyra Therapeutics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 30th. HC Wainwright set a $18.00 price objective on Aldeyra Therapeutics and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, June 15th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $12.00 price objective (down from $15.00) on shares of Aldeyra Therapeutics in a report on Friday, March 31st. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. Aldeyra Therapeutics has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $14.30.

About Aldeyra Therapeutics

Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc, formerly Aldexa Therapeutics, Inc, is a biotechnology company. The Company’s principal activities include raising capital and research and development activities. The Company’s segment is the identification and development of a treatment for diseases related to high levels of aldehydes.

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