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Senomyx (NASDAQ:SNMX) VP Donald Karanewsky unloaded 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.86, for a total value of $177,200.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Shares of Senomyx (NASDAQ:SNMX) traded up 10.30% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $9.21. 3,173,001 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Senomyx has a 1-year low of $1.81 and a 1-year high of $12.74. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $7.44 and a 200-day moving average of $7.74. The company’s market cap is $391.6 million.

Senomyx (NASDAQ:SNMX) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, May 1st. The company reported ($0.05) EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of ($0.07) by $0.02. The company had revenue of $8.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.60 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted ($0.07) earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 9.3% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Senomyx will post $-0.24 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

SNMX has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Craig Hallum initiated coverage on shares of Senomyx in a research note on Thursday. They set a “buy” rating and a $16.50 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Lake Street Capital initiated coverage on shares of Senomyx in a research note on Monday, June 9th. They set a “buy” rating and a $14.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of Senomyx from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, May 2nd. They now have a $7.70 price target on the stock. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $11.74.

Senomyx, Inc is focused on using taste receptor technologies to discover and develop flavor ingredients for the packaged food, beverage and ingredient supply industries.

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