Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals (TTPH) Rating Increased to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:TTPH) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Friday morning.

According to Zacks, “Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a life science company engaged in developing and commercializing tetracycline based drugs to treat drug-resistant infectious diseases, inflammation, and cancer. Its principal products include eravacycline, an intravenous and oral antibiotic for the treatment of multi-drug resistant Gram-negative infections. The Company’s product under development includes eravacycline oral formulation, TP-834 and TP-271. Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is based in Watertown, Massachusetts. “

Several other brokerages also recently commented on TTPH. HC Wainwright raised their target price on shares of Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals from $15.00 to $17.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Monday, November 6th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. BMO Capital Markets lifted their price objective on shares of Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals from $13.00 to $24.00 and gave the company an outperform rating in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC reiterated a hold rating on shares of Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals in a report on Sunday, September 17th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $15.15.

Shares of Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ TTPH) traded down $0.01 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $6.51. 286,743 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 559,685. The firm has a market cap of $334.71, a P/E ratio of -2.27 and a beta of 2.51. Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals has a 52-week low of $3.57 and a 52-week high of $9.93.

Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:TTPH) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.63) EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of ($0.63). The firm had revenue of $4.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.59 million. Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals had a negative net margin of 1,382.33% and a negative return on equity of 88.27%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 355.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted ($0.58) EPS. analysts forecast that Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals will post -2.88 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals news, Director L Patrick Gage acquired 3,880 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 29th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $6.45 per share, for a total transaction of $25,026.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 38,880 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $250,776. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, insider Jacques Dumas sold 8,750 shares of Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $6.03, for a total transaction of $52,762.50. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 8,750 shares in the company, valued at $52,762.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 5.50% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals in the third quarter valued at approximately $107,000. Brighton Jones LLC bought a new position in shares of Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals in the third quarter valued at $108,000. AXA bought a new position in shares of Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals in the second quarter valued at $132,000. Voya Investment Management LLC grew its stake in shares of Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals by 17.8% in the second quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 20,583 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $147,000 after buying an additional 3,104 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Virtu KCG Holdings LLC bought a new position in shares of Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals in the second quarter valued at $147,000. Institutional investors own 58.15% of the company’s stock.

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About Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals

Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company uses its chemistry technology to create antibiotics for multidrug-resistant infections. The Company is developing its lead product candidate, eravacycline, a fully synthetic tetracycline derivative, as a spectrum intravenous (IV) and oral antibiotic for use as a first-line empiric monotherapy for the treatment of multidrug-resistant infections, including multidrug-resistant gram-negative infections.

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