Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Capricor Therapeutics (CAPR) to Hold

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Capricor Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CAPR) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note released on Friday.

According to Zacks, “Capricor Therapeutics, Inc. is a biotechnology company. It is focused on the development of novel therapeutics to prevent and treat heart disease. The Company has two drug candidates in development: Cenderitide and CU-NP. Capricor Therapeutics, Inc., formerly known as Nile Therapeutics, Inc., is based in San Mateo, California. “

Separately, HC Wainwright restated a buy rating and set a $8.60 price objective (up from $6.50) on shares of Capricor Therapeutics in a research note on Friday, January 26th.

Capricor Therapeutics (NASDAQ CAPR) opened at $1.88 on Friday. Capricor Therapeutics has a 12-month low of $0.63 and a 12-month high of $4.25. The stock has a market cap of $51.16, a PE ratio of -2.85 and a beta of -4.66.

Capricor Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CAPR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.12) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.19) by $0.07. The business had revenue of $0.31 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.00 million. During the same period last year, the business earned ($0.29) earnings per share. The company’s revenue was down 58.7% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that Capricor Therapeutics will post -0.54 EPS for the current year.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Belpointe Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in Capricor Therapeutics during the 3rd quarter valued at about $249,000. Jane Street Group LLC bought a new stake in Capricor Therapeutics during the 3rd quarter valued at about $190,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN bought a new stake in Capricor Therapeutics during the 3rd quarter valued at about $107,000. Finally, Virtu KCG Holdings LLC increased its stake in Capricor Therapeutics by 571.9% during the 2nd quarter. Virtu KCG Holdings LLC now owns 179,301 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $149,000 after purchasing an additional 152,614 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 4.05% of the company’s stock.

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About Capricor Therapeutics

Capricor Therapeutics, Inc (NASDAQ:CAPR) is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of first-in-class biological therapeutics for the treatment of rare disorders. Capricor’s lead candidate, CAP-1002, is an allogeneic cell therapy that is currently in clinical development for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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