Maxim Group Lowers ContraVir Pharmaceuticals (CTRV) to Hold

ContraVir Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CTRV) was downgraded by analysts at Maxim Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Tuesday, MarketBeat reports.

Separately, ValuEngine upgraded ContraVir Pharmaceuticals from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd.

ContraVir Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ CTRV) opened at $0.26 on Tuesday. ContraVir Pharmaceuticals has a 52 week low of $0.23 and a 52 week high of $1.96.

An institutional investor recently bought a new position in ContraVir Pharmaceuticals stock. Anson Funds Management LP purchased a new stake in ContraVir Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:CTRV) in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund purchased 1,237,957 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock, valued at approximately $446,000. ContraVir Pharmaceuticals makes up 0.3% of Anson Funds Management LP’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 26th largest holding. Anson Funds Management LP owned about 1.57% of ContraVir Pharmaceuticals as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 6.71% of the company’s stock.

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ContraVir Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

ContraVir Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of targeted antiviral therapies with three candidates in the pipeline. Two of its antiviral candidates for treating hepatitis B include Phase IIa clinical candidate TXL, a novel potent analog of antiviral drug tenofovir and decreased systemic exposure, thereby potentially reducing renal and bone side effects; and CRV431, a next generation cyclophilin inhibitor with a unique structure that increases its potency and selective index against hepatitis B virus.

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