Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (CPRX) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by HC Wainwright

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRX)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by HC Wainwright in a research report issued on Friday. They currently have a $6.00 price objective on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. HC Wainwright’s price target points to a potential upside of 109.06% from the stock’s previous close.

A number of other research firms have also recently commented on CPRX. Zacks Investment Research cut Catalyst Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. set a $5.00 target price on Catalyst Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Roth Capital set a $5.00 target price on Catalyst Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies set a $6.00 price target on shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, August 7th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $5.50.

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ CPRX) opened at $2.87 on Friday. Catalyst Pharmaceuticals has a 12 month low of $1.01 and a 12 month high of $3.24.

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In other Catalyst Pharmaceuticals news, insider Patrick J. Mcenany purchased 20,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 5th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $2.58 per share, for a total transaction of $51,600.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 4,471,026 shares in the company, valued at approximately $11,535,247.08. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Corporate insiders own 8.79% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. SG Americas Securities LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals during the third quarter worth about $144,000. California State Teachers Retirement System purchased a new stake in shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter worth about $350,000. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its holdings in shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals by 1,861.3% during the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 63,114 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $175,000 after purchasing an additional 59,896 shares during the period. State Street Corp boosted its holdings in shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals by 1,971.1% during the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 938,195 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $2,590,000 after purchasing an additional 892,895 shares during the period. Finally, OxFORD Asset Management LLP boosted its holdings in shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals by 46.2% during the second quarter. OxFORD Asset Management LLP now owns 86,168 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $238,000 after purchasing an additional 27,228 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 40.11% of the company’s stock.

About Catalyst Pharmaceuticals

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc, formerly Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc, is a development-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on developing and commercializing therapies for people with rare debilitating diseases. The Company has three drugs in development: Firdapse, CPP-109 and CPP-115.

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