Vetr Inc. Upgrades Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc (AUPH) to “Buy”

Vetr upgraded shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AUPH) (TSE:AUP) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report released on Wednesday morning. They currently have $6.64 price objective on the biotechnology company’s stock.

Other research analysts also recently issued reports about the company. HC Wainwright dropped their price target on Aurinia Pharmaceuticals from $12.00 to $10.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, May 18th. Zacks Investment Research raised Aurinia Pharmaceuticals from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $7.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, August 15th. Cantor Fitzgerald set a $14.00 price objective on Aurinia Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Friday, August 11th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Aurinia Pharmaceuticals from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Friday, July 28th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $9.71.

Shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals (AUPH) opened at 6.27 on Wednesday. The company has a 50 day moving average of $6.22 and a 200 day moving average of $6.66. Aurinia Pharmaceuticals has a 52-week low of $2.02 and a 52-week high of $10.54. The stock’s market capitalization is $523.45 million.

Aurinia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AUPH) (TSE:AUP) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 10th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.03) EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.13) by $0.10. The company had revenue of $0.33 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $0.06 million. Aurinia Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 28.61% and a negative net margin of 16,648.93%. Analysts predict that Aurinia Pharmaceuticals will post ($0.94) EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Royal Bank of Canada boosted its stake in Aurinia Pharmaceuticals by 8.6% in the 2nd quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 16,968 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $104,000 after buying an additional 1,341 shares in the last quarter. Jane Street Group LLC acquired a new stake in Aurinia Pharmaceuticals in the 1st quarter valued at $155,000. Cutler Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in Aurinia Pharmaceuticals in the 2nd quarter valued at $184,000. Investment Centers of America Inc. acquired a new stake in Aurinia Pharmaceuticals in the 2nd quarter valued at $184,000. Finally, Two Sigma Securities LLC acquired a new stake in Aurinia Pharmaceuticals in the 1st quarter valued at $240,000. 27.83% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc is a Canada-based clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company operating in the field of nephrology and autoimmunity. The Company’s primary business is the development of a therapeutic drug to treat autoimmune diseases, in particular lupus nephritis (LN). It is focused on the development of its lead compound voclosporin, a therapeutic immunomodulating drug candidate, which is a second-generation calcineurin inhibitors (CNI) to treat patients afflicted with LN.

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