BioLineRx Ltd. (NASDAQ:BLRX) has earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has issued a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $3.62.

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of BioLineRx from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $1.00 price objective for the company in a report on Friday, April 21st. HC Wainwright set a $4.00 price objective on shares of BioLineRx and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 18th. Finally, Maxim Group set a $3.00 price objective on shares of BioLineRx and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, May 25th.

BioLineRx (NASDAQ BLRX) traded up 2.12% during trading on Monday, reaching $0.95. 1,948,343 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. BioLineRx has a 12-month low of $0.75 and a 12-month high of $1.42. The company’s market cap is $58.69 million. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $0.85 and its 200-day moving average is $0.97.

BioLineRx (NASDAQ:BLRX) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 25th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.08) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.05) by $0.03. Analysts predict that BioLineRx will post ($0.24) EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of BLRX. Sabby Management LLC acquired a new position in BioLineRx during the first quarter worth $3,018,000. KCG Holdings Inc. raised its position in BioLineRx by 715.9% in the first quarter. KCG Holdings Inc. now owns 175,156 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $168,000 after buying an additional 153,687 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC acquired a new position in BioLineRx during the first quarter worth $126,000. Benchmark Capital Advisors raised its position in BioLineRx by 227.3% in the first quarter. Benchmark Capital Advisors now owns 144,000 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $138,000 after buying an additional 100,000 shares during the period. Finally, Citadel Advisors LLC raised its position in BioLineRx by 443.4% in the first quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC now owns 105,986 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $102,000 after buying an additional 86,481 shares during the period. 38.00% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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About BioLineRx

BioLine RX Ltd is an Israel-based company engaged in the development of therapeutics, from preclinical-stage development to advanced clinical trials, for a range of medical needs. Its clinical therapeutic candidates under development consist of BL-1020 that is in Phase II/III clinical trials to improve cognitive function in schizophrenia patients; BL-1040, which is under pivotal CE-Mark registration trial for the prevention of cardiac remodeling following an acute myocardial infarction; BL-5010, which has completed Phase I/II clinical trials for non-surgical removal of skin lesions; BL-1021 that has completed Phase Ia clinical trial for the treatment of neuropathic pain or pain that results from damage to nerve fibers, and BL-7040, a synthetic oligonucleotide, which is in Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease.

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