Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. began coverage on shares of BioLineRx Ltd. (NASDAQ:BLRX) in a report released on Friday. The firm set an “outperform” rating and a $3.00 price target on the biotechnology company’s stock. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 175.23% from the company’s previous close.

A number of other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on the company. Roth Capital assumed coverage on BioLineRx in a report on Thursday. They set a “buy” rating and a $3.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded BioLineRx from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. ValuEngine upgraded BioLineRx from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 17th. Maxim Group set a $3.00 price objective on BioLineRx and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 10th. Finally, HC Wainwright set a $4.00 price objective on BioLineRx and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, June 3rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. BioLineRx has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $2.59.

Shares of BioLineRx (NASDAQ:BLRX) traded up 3.81% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $1.09. The company had a trading volume of 1,384,595 shares. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $0.90 and a 200-day moving average price of $0.96. The stock’s market capitalization is $67.34 million. BioLineRx has a 1-year low of $0.75 and a 1-year high of $1.42.

BioLineRx (NASDAQ:BLRX) last released its earnings results on Thursday, May 25th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.08) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.05) by $0.03. Equities analysts expect that BioLineRx will post ($0.24) earnings per share for the current year.

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Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Sabby Management LLC acquired a new position in BioLineRx during the first quarter worth about $3,018,000. KCG Holdings Inc. boosted 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 last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC acquired a new position in BioLineRx during the first quarter worth about $126,000. Citadel Advisors LLC boosted 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 last quarter. Finally, Benchmark Capital Advisors boosted 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 last quarter. Institutional investors own 38.01% of the company’s stock.

BioLineRx Company Profile

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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