Cytokinetics, Incorporated (CYTK) Stock Rating Upgraded by ValuEngine

ValuEngine upgraded shares of Cytokinetics, Incorporated (NASDAQ:CYTK) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report published on Friday, September 1st.

Other research analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. BidaskClub upgraded Cytokinetics, from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Cytokinetics, from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $14.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. Cowen and Company reiterated a buy rating and set a $19.00 target price on shares of Cytokinetics, in a report on Friday, August 4th. HC Wainwright set a $26.00 target price on Cytokinetics, and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on Cytokinetics, in a research note on Monday, July 31st. They issued an overweight rating and a $24.00 price target on the stock. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Cytokinetics, currently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $21.30.

Shares of Cytokinetics, (CYTK) opened at 14.15 on Friday. The firm’s market cap is $759.37 million. Cytokinetics, has a 52 week low of $8.51 and a 52 week high of $17.20. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $13.51 and a 200 day moving average of $13.50.

Cytokinetics, (NASDAQ:CYTK) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.60) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.57) by ($0.03). The business had revenue of $3.05 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.28 million. Cytokinetics, had a negative net margin of 16.00% and a negative return on equity of 14.15%. Equities analysts forecast that Cytokinetics, will post ($2.46) earnings per share for the current year.

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In other news, CEO Robert I. Blum sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.79, for a total transaction of $68,950.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 84,785 shares in the company, valued at $1,169,185.15. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, SVP Bradley Paul Morgan sold 118,330 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.00, for a total value of $1,774,950.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 63,107 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $946,605. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 164,809 shares of company stock valued at $2,412,572. Company insiders own 7.20% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Alambic Investment Management L.P. grew its position in Cytokinetics, by 115.9% in the first quarter. Alambic Investment Management L.P. now owns 28,500 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $366,000 after acquiring an additional 15,300 shares in the last quarter. Norges Bank purchased a new position in Cytokinetics, in the fourth quarter worth about $976,000. Piermont Capital Management Inc. bought a new stake in Cytokinetics, in the first quarter worth about $612,000. Capital Fund Management S.A. bought a new stake in Cytokinetics, in the first quarter worth about $213,000. Finally, Fox Run Management L.L.C. bought a new stake in Cytokinetics, in the second quarter worth about $436,000. Institutional investors own 71.51% of the company’s stock.

About Cytokinetics,

Cytokinetics, Incorporated is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on discovering, developing and commercializing first-in-class muscle activators as potential treatments for debilitating diseases in which muscle performance is compromised and/or declining. It is focused on the discovery and development of small molecule therapeutics that modulate muscle function for the treatment of serious diseases and medical conditions.

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