Flexion Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FLXN) Earns “Outperform” Rating from BMO Capital Markets

Flexion Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FLXN)‘s stock had its “outperform” rating reissued by research analysts at BMO Capital Markets in a research note issued to investors on Friday, March 9th. They presently have a $36.00 price target on the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock, down from their prior price target of $37.00. BMO Capital Markets’ target price would indicate a potential upside of 65.14% from the company’s current price.

FLXN has been the topic of a number of other research reports. ValuEngine upgraded Flexion Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, February 5th. BidaskClub cut Flexion Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 20th. Zacks Investment Research cut Flexion Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. Northland Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price objective on shares of Flexion Therapeutics in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, Berenberg Bank started coverage on Flexion Therapeutics in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. They set a “buy” rating and a $42.00 price objective for the company. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $99.00.

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NASDAQ:FLXN traded down $0.61 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $21.80. 666,070 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 758,832. The company has a market capitalization of $843.05, a PE ratio of -5.24 and a beta of 0.84. The company has a quick ratio of 12.96, a current ratio of 13.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.58. Flexion Therapeutics has a 1 year low of $16.51 and a 1 year high of $32.25.

Flexion Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FLXN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 8th. The specialty pharmaceutical company reported ($1.38) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($1.11) by ($0.27). The company had revenue of $0.36 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.29 million. sell-side analysts anticipate that Flexion Therapeutics will post -4.89 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its holdings in shares of Flexion Therapeutics by 1,024.1% in the 4th quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 1,706,942 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $42,742,000 after buying an additional 1,555,093 shares during the period. State Street Corp lifted its holdings in shares of Flexion Therapeutics by 66.3% in the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,379,202 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $27,888,000 after buying an additional 549,948 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Flexion Therapeutics by 17.4% in the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 2,650,986 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $66,381,000 after buying an additional 392,055 shares during the period. Perceptive Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Flexion Therapeutics in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $7,712,000. Finally, Ardsley Advisory Partners lifted its holdings in shares of Flexion Therapeutics by 137.1% in the 4th quarter. Ardsley Advisory Partners now owns 415,000 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $10,392,000 after buying an additional 240,000 shares during the period. 94.46% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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About Flexion Therapeutics

Flexion Therapeutics, Inc is a United States-based specialty pharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of local therapies for the treatment of patients with musculoskeletal conditions, beginning with osteoarthritis (OA), a type of degenerative arthritis. The Company’s lead product candidate, Zilretta, is a late-stage, injectable, extended-release, intra-articular (IA) investigational steroid.

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