Stifel Nicolaus Reiterates Buy Rating for Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (CARA)

Stifel Nicolaus reiterated their buy rating on shares of Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:CARA) in a report issued on Friday, June 30th, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Stifel Nicolaus currently has a $20.00 target price on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock, down from their previous target price of $24.00.

CARA has been the topic of a number of other reports. Raymond James Financial, Inc. reaffirmed a market perform rating and set a $30.00 price objective on shares of Cara Therapeutics in a research report on Friday, April 28th. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed an overweight rating and set a $23.00 price objective on shares of Cara Therapeutics in a research report on Friday, March 3rd. HC Wainwright boosted their price target on Cara Therapeutics from $22.00 to $30.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Tuesday, March 28th. Zacks Investment Research cut Cara Therapeutics from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Tuesday, March 14th. Finally, Vetr raised Cara Therapeutics from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $18.44 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, April 5th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $25.68.

Cara Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CARA) traded up 0.72% during trading on Friday, reaching $14.04. 900,908 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock’s market cap is $456.40 million. The company’s 50 day moving average is $17.21 and its 200-day moving average is $16.21. Cara Therapeutics has a 52-week low of $4.97 and a 52-week high of $28.50.

Cara Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CARA) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 4th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.81) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.73) by $0.08. The business had revenue of $0.91 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $0.11 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted ($0.39) EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 12900.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts anticipate that Cara Therapeutics will post ($2.44) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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In related news, VP Frederique Ph.D. Menzaghi sold 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, July 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.00, for a total transaction of $45,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 120,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,800,000. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Dean Slagel sold 250,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.87, for a total value of $6,467,500.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 278,000 shares of company stock valued at $6,888,750 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 7.70% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of CARA. Driehaus Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Cara Therapeutics during the first quarter worth $750,000. Tudor Investment Corp ET AL acquired a new stake in Cara Therapeutics during the first quarter worth approximately $1,354,000. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY acquired a new stake in Cara Therapeutics during the first quarter worth approximately $305,000. Two Sigma Securities LLC acquired a new stake in Cara Therapeutics during the first quarter worth approximately $252,000. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in Cara Therapeutics by 43.5% in the first quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 39,617 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $729,000 after buying an additional 12,000 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 53.01% of the company’s stock.

Cara Therapeutics Company Profile

Cara Therapeutics, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on developing and commercializing chemical entities designed to alleviate pain and pruritus by focusing on kappa opioid receptors. It is developing a class of product candidates that target the body’s peripheral nervous system.

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