Intercept Pharmaceuticals (ICPT) Earns “Outperform” Rating from Wedbush

Intercept Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ICPT)‘s stock had its “outperform” rating reiterated by research analysts at Wedbush in a research note issued on Friday, March 9th. They currently have a $253.00 target price on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock, down from their previous target price of $256.00. Wedbush’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 321.67% from the company’s current price. Wedbush also issued estimates for Intercept Pharmaceuticals’ FY2021 earnings at $10.38 EPS and FY2022 earnings at $21.42 EPS.

Several other research analysts have also commented on the company. Leerink Swann reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $60.00 price target on shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals in a report on Tuesday, November 28th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. BidaskClub lowered shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, December 7th. Deutsche Bank assumed coverage on shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $106.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Citigroup set a $74.00 price objective on shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, December 21st. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $128.75.

Shares of NASDAQ ICPT traded down $1.52 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $60.00. 873,988 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 852,038. Intercept Pharmaceuticals has a twelve month low of $51.05 and a twelve month high of $135.59. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,548.62, a price-to-earnings ratio of -4.17 and a beta of -1.81. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 21.71, a current ratio of 4.31 and a quick ratio of 4.31.

Intercept Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ICPT) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 14th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($4.43) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($3.39) by ($1.04). The company had revenue of $37.69 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $39.01 million. Intercept Pharmaceuticals had a negative net margin of 275.18% and a negative return on equity of 267.95%. Intercept Pharmaceuticals’s revenue was up 173.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted ($4.84) EPS. analysts anticipate that Intercept Pharmaceuticals will post -12.6 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio lifted its stake in Intercept Pharmaceuticals by 15.0% in the second quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 7,385 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $894,000 after buying an additional 965 shares during the last quarter. Alps Advisors Inc. lifted its stake in Intercept Pharmaceuticals by 9.5% in the third quarter. Alps Advisors Inc. now owns 24,720 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $1,435,000 after buying an additional 2,147 shares during the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can lifted its stake in Intercept Pharmaceuticals by 15.8% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 19,073 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $1,115,000 after buying an additional 2,603 shares during the last quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC lifted its stake in Intercept Pharmaceuticals by 68.6% in the third quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 6,717 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $390,000 after buying an additional 2,734 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. lifted its stake in Intercept Pharmaceuticals by 145.1% in the third quarter. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. now owns 4,785 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $278,000 after buying an additional 2,833 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 74.27% of the company’s stock.

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About Intercept Pharmaceuticals

Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of therapeutics to treat non-viral, progressive liver diseases. The Company’s product candidates have the potential to treat orphan and more prevalent diseases for which there are limited therapeutic solutions.

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