Pieris Pharmaceuticals (PIRS) Lifted to “Strong-Buy” at BidaskClub

Pieris Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PIRS) was upgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday.

A number of other equities research analysts have also recently commented on the company. ValuEngine raised Pieris Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday. William Blair began coverage on Pieris Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. They issued an “outperform” rating for the company. Finally, HC Wainwright raised their price objective on Pieris Pharmaceuticals from $9.00 to $12.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $10.00.

Shares of Pieris Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ PIRS) traded down $0.06 during trading on Monday, reaching $8.01. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,096,262 shares, compared to its average volume of 631,272. Pieris Pharmaceuticals has a 12-month low of $1.88 and a 12-month high of $8.58. The firm has a market capitalization of $358.80, a PE ratio of -10.97 and a beta of -78.08.

Pieris Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PIRS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.16) EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.21) by $0.05. Pieris Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 221.93% and a negative net margin of 321.83%. The firm had revenue of $3.93 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.52 million. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 400.3% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that Pieris Pharmaceuticals will post -0.62 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, major shareholder Orbimed Advisors Llc sold 147,635 shares of Pieris Pharmaceuticals stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $5.70, for a total transaction of $841,519.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 4.05% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in PIRS. State Street Corp purchased a new position in shares of Pieris Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter valued at approximately $2,377,000. Northern Trust Corp purchased a new position in shares of Pieris Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter valued at approximately $1,625,000. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Pieris Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter valued at approximately $649,000. Vanguard Group Inc. bought a new stake in Pieris Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter worth $526,000. Finally, Strs Ohio lifted its holdings in Pieris Pharmaceuticals by 1,028.0% during the fourth quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 112,800 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $851,000 after acquiring an additional 102,800 shares during the period. 50.78% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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Pieris Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company’s pipeline includes immuno-oncology multi-specifics tailored for the tumor micro-environment, an inhaled Anticalin to treat uncontrolled asthma and a half-life-optimized Anticalin to treat anemia. Its Anticalins proteins are a class of low molecular-weight therapeutic proteins derived from lipocalins, which are naturally occurring low-molecular weight human proteins typically found in blood plasma and other bodily fluids.

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