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Equities researchers at Needham & Company LLC boosted their price target on shares of Aerie Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AERI) from $26.00 to $37.00 in a research report issued on Thursday. The firm currently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Needham & Company LLC’s target price indicates a potential upside of 37.14% from the stock’s previous close.

Aerie Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AERI) traded up 1.93% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $27.50. 286,827 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Aerie Pharmaceuticals has a one year low of $10.25 and a one year high of $29.71. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $16.91 and its 200-day moving average is $18.28. The company’s market cap is $644.5 million. Aerie Pharmaceuticals also saw a significant decrease in short interest during the month of June. As of June 13th, there was short interest totalling 432,812 shares, a decrease of 25.9% from the May 30th total of 584,343 shares. Approximately 5.0% of the shares of the company are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 178,623 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.4 days.

Aerie Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AERI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, May 12th. The company reported ($0.28) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of ($0.35) by $0.07. On average, analysts predict that Aerie Pharmaceuticals will post $-1.49 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Separately, analysts at RBC Capital cut their price target on shares of Aerie Pharmaceuticals from $28.00 to $27.00 in a research note on Tuesday, May 13th. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.

Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a United States-based company. The Company is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of therapies for the treatment of patients with glaucoma and other diseases of the eye.

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