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United Therapeutics (NASDAQ:UTHR) EVP Paul A. Mahon sold 6,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $96.50, for a total value of $579,000.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 34,832 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,361,288. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

UTHR has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of United Therapeutics in a research note on Tuesday, May 27th. They now have a $104.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Standpoint Research upgraded shares of United Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, April 7th. They now have a $118.00 price target on the stock. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $95.93.

Shares of United Therapeutics (NASDAQ:UTHR) traded up 0.29% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $96.98. The stock had a trading volume of 343,002 shares. United Therapeutics has a 52-week low of $61.23 and a 52-week high of $116.65. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $99.24 and its 200-day moving average is $99.36. The company has a market cap of $4.672 billion and a P/E ratio of 21.01.

United Therapeutics (NASDAQ:UTHR) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, April 29th. The company reported $1.77 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.65 by $0.12. The company had revenue of $289.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $300.14 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.19 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 18.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that United Therapeutics will post $7.77 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

United Therapeutics Corporation is a biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of products to address the unmet medical needs of patients with chronic and life-threatening conditions.

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