Corcept Therapeutics (CORT) Receives Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.09

News headlines about Corcept Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CORT) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Corcept Therapeutics earned a daily sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 45.8252582594691 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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Shares of CORT stock opened at $17.10 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $1,949.82, a P/E ratio of 38.86 and a beta of 1.88. Corcept Therapeutics has a 12 month low of $8.90 and a 12 month high of $25.96.

Corcept Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CORT) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 22nd. The biotechnology company reported $0.17 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.19 by ($0.02). The business had revenue of $53.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $53.30 million. Corcept Therapeutics had a net margin of 81.11% and a return on equity of 53.35%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 123.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.04 earnings per share. research analysts predict that Corcept Therapeutics will post 0.96 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on CORT shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Corcept Therapeutics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Corcept Therapeutics from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Piper Jaffray set a $30.00 target price on shares of Corcept Therapeutics and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, February 5th. Stifel Nicolaus dropped their target price on shares of Corcept Therapeutics from $25.00 to $20.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, February 5th. Finally, B. Riley started coverage on shares of Corcept Therapeutics in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $30.00 target price on the stock. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $24.33.

In other Corcept Therapeutics news, Director Renee D. Gala purchased 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 7th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $15.51 per share, for a total transaction of $155,100.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 1,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $15,510. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Robert S. Fishman sold 8,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, April 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.22, for a total transaction of $129,760.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 8,000 shares in the company, valued at $129,760. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 24,000 shares of company stock worth $387,920 over the last 90 days. 19.20% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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About Corcept Therapeutics

Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated, a pharmaceutical company, discovers, develops, and commercializes drugs for the treatment of severe metabolic, oncologic, and psychiatric disorders in the United States. The company offers Korlym (mifepristone) tablets as a once-daily oral medication for the treatment of hyperglycemia secondary to hypercortisolism in adult patients with endogenous Cushing's syndrome, who have type 2 diabetes mellitus or glucose intolerance, and have failed surgery or are not candidates for surgery, as well as develops CLIA-validated assay to measure FKBP5 gene expression.

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