ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc (NASDAQ:ZIOP) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the six research firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $12.50.

ZIOP has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised ZIOPHARM Oncology from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 26th. HC Wainwright assumed coverage on ZIOPHARM Oncology in a report on Thursday, June 1st. They set a “buy” rating and a $9.50 target price on the stock.

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Shares of ZIOPHARM Oncology (NASDAQ ZIOP) opened at 5.87 on Monday. ZIOPHARM Oncology has a 12 month low of $4.45 and a 12 month high of $7.88. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $6.27 and its 200 day moving average is $6.33. The stock’s market capitalization is $767.21 million.

ZIOPHARM Oncology (NASDAQ:ZIOP) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May 1st. The biotechnology company reported ($0.15) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.12) by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $1.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.71 million. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 18.8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts predict that ZIOPHARM Oncology will post ($0.58) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Mission Wealth Management LLC purchased a new position in ZIOPHARM Oncology during the first quarter worth about $108,000. Highbridge Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in ZIOPHARM Oncology during the fourth quarter worth about $164,000. Old West Investment Management LLC purchased a new position in ZIOPHARM Oncology during the first quarter worth about $205,000. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. raised its position in ZIOPHARM Oncology by 79.6% in the first quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 37,687 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $239,000 after buying an additional 16,700 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Private Advisor Group LLC raised its position in ZIOPHARM Oncology by 23.4% in the first quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC now owns 41,541 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $260,000 after buying an additional 7,875 shares during the last quarter. 38.06% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

ZIOPHARM Oncology Company Profile

ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company, which is seeking to develop, acquire and commercialize, on its own or with partners, a portfolio of cancer therapies that address unmet medical needs. The Company is focused on developing products in immuno-oncology that employ gene expression, control and cell technologies to deliver cell- and viral-based therapies for the treatment of cancer and graft-versus-host-disease.

Analyst Recommendations for ZIOPHARM Oncology (NASDAQ:ZIOP)

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