Cidara Therapeutics (CDTX) CEO Jeffrey Stein Acquires 212,766 Shares of Stock

Cidara Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CDTX) CEO Jeffrey Stein acquired 212,766 shares of Cidara Therapeutics stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 23rd. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $4.70 per share, with a total value of $1,000,000.20. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Shares of CDTX traded up $0.47 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $5.90. 17,044 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 143,698. Cidara Therapeutics has a 12-month low of $3.70 and a 12-month high of $8.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.15, a current ratio of 5.99 and a quick ratio of 5.99. The company has a market capitalization of $111.23 million, a PE ratio of -1.76 and a beta of 2.05.

Cidara Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CDTX) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 10th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.80) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.70) by ($0.10). equities research analysts expect that Cidara Therapeutics will post -2.86 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several brokerages recently issued reports on CDTX. Cantor Fitzgerald set a $15.00 price objective on Cidara Therapeutics and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Cidara Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 15th. ValuEngine downgraded Cidara Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Finally, WBB Securities raised Cidara Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $12.92.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of CDTX. Prosight Management LP purchased a new stake in shares of Cidara Therapeutics during the 4th quarter worth about $11,206,000. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in shares of Cidara Therapeutics by 265.0% during the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 249,540 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $998,000 after purchasing an additional 181,177 shares in the last quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC increased its holdings in shares of Cidara Therapeutics by 117.3% during the 1st quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC now owns 223,903 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $895,000 after acquiring an additional 120,878 shares during the last quarter. Eversept Partners LLC acquired a new position in shares of Cidara Therapeutics during the 4th quarter valued at about $340,000. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its holdings in shares of Cidara Therapeutics by 26.2% during the 4th quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 179,300 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $1,219,000 after acquiring an additional 37,197 shares during the last quarter. 62.48% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About Cidara Therapeutics

Cidara Therapeutics, Inc, a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of anti-infectives for the treatment of diseases. Its lead product candidate is rezafungin acetate, a molecule in the echinocandin class of antifungals for the treatment and prevention of serious invasive fungal infections, including candidemia and invasive candidiasis, fungal infections associated with high mortality rates.

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