Zacks: Denali Therapeutics (DNLI) Receives Consensus Rating of “Buy” from Analysts

Denali Therapeutics (NASDAQ:DNLI) has received a consensus broker rating score of 1.83 (Buy) from the three analysts that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation, one has assigned a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. Denali Therapeutics’ rating score has declined by 56.4% in the last three months as a result of various analysts’ upgrades and downgrades.

Brokerages have set a twelve-month consensus price objective of $25.33 for the company and are forecasting that the company will post ($0.03) EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Denali Therapeutics an industry rank of 178 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on DNLI. Zacks Investment Research raised Denali Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, April 3rd. Evercore ISI began coverage on Denali Therapeutics in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. They set an “outperform” rating and a $23.00 price target on the stock. Goldman Sachs began coverage on Denali Therapeutics in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. They set a “neutral” rating on the stock. Morgan Stanley began coverage on Denali Therapeutics in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. They set an “overweight” rating and a $25.00 price target on the stock. Finally, JPMorgan Chase began coverage on Denali Therapeutics in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. They set an “overweight” rating and a $24.00 price target on the stock.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC purchased a new stake in Denali Therapeutics in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $237,000. NF Trinity Capital Hong Kong Ltd purchased a new stake in Denali Therapeutics in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $1,564,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN purchased a new stake in Denali Therapeutics in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $621,000. Artal Group S.A. purchased a new stake in Denali Therapeutics in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $7,820,000. Finally, Allianz Asset Management GmbH purchased a new stake in Denali Therapeutics in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $3,121,000. 60.98% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of NASDAQ DNLI traded down $0.58 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $18.62. 106,217 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 295,968. Denali Therapeutics has a 1 year low of $14.72 and a 1 year high of $25.79. The firm has a market cap of $1,813.04 and a P/E ratio of -3.16.

Denali Therapeutics (NASDAQ:DNLI) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, March 19th. The company reported ($0.74) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.27) by ($0.47). equities analysts forecast that Denali Therapeutics will post -0.56 EPS for the current year.

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Denali Therapeutics Company Profile

Denali Therapeutics Inc, a biopharmaceutical company, engages in discovering and developing therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases in the United States. The company's lead LRRK2 product candidates includes the DNL201, a small molecule inhibitor that is in Phase I clinical trials, as well as DNL151, a small molecule inhibitor, which is in preclinical development stage for the treatment of Parkinson's disease.

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