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Chimerix (NASDAQ:CMRX) Director Ernest Mario purchased 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 27th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $14.22 per share, for a total transaction of $142,200.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 68,451 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $973,373. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on CMRX shares. Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on shares of Chimerix in a research note on Thursday, March 13th. They set a “buy” rating and a $34.00 price target on the stock. Analysts at Morgan Stanley reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of Chimerix in a research note on Wednesday, March 12th. They now have a $34.00 price target on the stock.

Chimerix (NASDAQ:CMRX) traded up 10.19% on Wednesday, hitting $19.68. 406,915 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Chimerix has a 52-week low of $12.96 and a 52-week high of $27.69. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $18. and a 200-day moving average of $18.48. The company’s market cap is $530.7 million.

Chimerix (NASDAQ:CMRX) last announced its earnings results on Friday, May 9th. The company reported ($0.39) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate of ($0.36) by $0.03. The company had revenue of $0.78 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $0.85 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted ($22.58) earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that Chimerix will post $-1.83 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Chimerix, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company committed to the discovery, development and commercialization of novel, oral antiviral therapeutics that are designed to transform patient care in areas of high unmet medical need.

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