Mast Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:MSTX) was downgraded by equities research analysts at Laidlaw to a “neutral” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

A number of other equities research analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Maxim Group cut shares of Mast Therapeutics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Mast Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 30th. Roth Capital restated a “buy” rating and issued a $2.00 price target on shares of Mast Therapeutics in a report on Monday, August 1st. Finally, Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating and issued a $3.00 price target on shares of Mast Therapeutics in a report on Thursday, July 28th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Mast Therapeutics has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $3.33.

Shares of Mast Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MSTX) traded down 80.7458% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $0.1136. 107,632,799 shares of the stock were exchanged. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $0.46 and its 200-day moving average is $0.38. Mast Therapeutics has a 1-year low of $0.10 and a 1-year high of $0.71. The stock’s market capitalization is $24.06 million.

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Mast Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MSTX) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August 9th. The company reported ($0.05) earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.06) by $0.01. On average, analysts predict that Mast Therapeutics will post ($0.21) EPS for the current year.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Mast Therapeutics stock. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Mast Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:MSTX) by 18.2% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 5,996,047 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 923,507 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. owned 3.11% of Mast Therapeutics worth $2,818,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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