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Verastem (NASDAQ:VSTM) has earned an average rating of “Buy” from the seven brokerages that are presently covering the stock, ARN reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $19.14.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on VSTM shares. Analysts at Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Verastem in a research note on Friday. They now have a $14.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Oppenheimer initiated coverage on shares of Verastem in a research note on Monday, July 7th. They set a “market perform” rating and a $8.99 price target on the stock.

Verastem (NASDAQ:VSTM) opened at 8.64 on Tuesday. Verastem has a one year low of $7.10 and a one year high of $17.30. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $9.36 and a 200-day moving average of $11.04. The company’s market cap is $223.2 million.

Verastem (NASDAQ:VSTM) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, May 8th. The company reported ($0.51) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate of ($0.43) by $0.08. On average, analysts predict that Verastem will post $-2.06 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Verastem, Inc is a United States-based biopharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on discovering and developing drugs to treat cancer by targeting cancer stem cells, which are an underlying cause of tumor recurrence and metastasis.

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