FibroGen, Inc (FGEN) Earns “Buy” Rating from Jefferies Group LLC

Jefferies Group LLC reissued their buy rating on shares of FibroGen, Inc (NASDAQ:FGEN) in a research note published on Tuesday morning. Jefferies Group LLC currently has a $75.00 target price on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock.

FGEN has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Leerink Swann reissued an outperform rating and set a $82.00 target price (up previously from $52.00) on shares of FibroGen in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. William Blair reissued an outperform rating on shares of FibroGen in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Citigroup Inc. boosted their target price on shares of FibroGen from $48.00 to $65.00 and gave the stock a top pick rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. BidaskClub cut shares of FibroGen from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a buy rating and set a $38.00 target price (up previously from $32.00) on shares of FibroGen in a research note on Thursday, June 22nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of $60.17.

FibroGen (NASDAQ:FGEN) opened at 52.40 on Tuesday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $43.31 and its 200-day moving average price is $32.07. The stock’s market cap is $3.73 billion. FibroGen has a 12 month low of $15.60 and a 12 month high of $52.70.

FibroGen (NASDAQ:FGEN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 7th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.48) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.47) by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $29.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $34.80 million. FibroGen had a negative return on equity of 64.42% and a negative net margin of 105.59%. Equities analysts expect that FibroGen will post ($1.80) EPS for the current year.

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In other news, CEO Thomas B. Neff sold 18,900 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $51.29, for a total transaction of $969,381.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 3,297,655 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $169,136,724.95. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Rory B. Riggs sold 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $51.92, for a total transaction of $1,298,000.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 435,200 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $22,595,584. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 509,328 shares of company stock valued at $21,719,918 in the last three months. Corporate insiders own 14.90% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in FGEN. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. purchased a new stake in FibroGen during the 1st quarter valued at about $111,000. Quantbot Technologies LP purchased a new stake in FibroGen during the 2nd quarter valued at about $128,000. SG Americas Securities LLC grew its stake in FibroGen by 6.5% during the 2nd quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 6,747 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $218,000 after acquiring an additional 412 shares in the last quarter. Airain ltd purchased a new stake in FibroGen during the 1st quarter valued at about $236,000. Finally, Amalgamated Bank purchased a new stake in FibroGen during the 2nd quarter valued at about $237,000. 47.49% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About FibroGen

FibroGen, Inc is a science-based biopharmaceutical company discovering and developing a pipeline of first- in-class therapeutics. The Company is focused on fibrosis and hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) biology and clinical development to advance innovative medicines for the treatment of anemia, fibrotic disease, and cancer.

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