CymaBay Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:CBAY) – Stock analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings dropped their Q4 2017 earnings estimates for shares of CymaBay Therapeutics in a research report issued on Friday. Oppenheimer Holdings analyst J. Olson now anticipates that the biopharmaceutical company will earn $0.03 per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of $0.07. Oppenheimer Holdings currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $15.00 target price on the stock.

A number of other equities analysts have also issued reports on CBAY. Ifs Securities lowered CymaBay Therapeutics from a “strong-buy” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday. BidaskClub lowered CymaBay Therapeutics from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Piper Jaffray Companies restated an “overweight” rating and issued a $12.00 target price on shares of CymaBay Therapeutics in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. CIBC restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $15.00 target price (up from $8.00) on shares of CymaBay Therapeutics in a research report on Thursday, July 20th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $15.00 target price (up from $8.00) on shares of CymaBay Therapeutics in a research report on Thursday, July 20th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. CymaBay Therapeutics has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $11.88.

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Shares of CymaBay Therapeutics (CBAY) opened at 6.57 on Monday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $6.53 and its 200-day moving average price is $4.38. The firm’s market capitalization is $188.90 million. CymaBay Therapeutics has a 52-week low of $1.15 and a 52-week high of $8.29.

CymaBay Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CBAY) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 10th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.31) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.25) by $0.06.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its stake in CymaBay Therapeutics by 0.8% in the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 17,344 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $100,000 after buying an additional 140 shares during the last quarter. ClariVest Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of CymaBay Therapeutics during the first quarter worth $105,000. LVM Capital Management Ltd. MI raised its stake in shares of CymaBay Therapeutics by 100.0% in the second quarter. LVM Capital Management Ltd. MI now owns 20,000 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $115,000 after buying an additional 10,000 shares in the last quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of CymaBay Therapeutics during the first quarter worth $129,000. Finally, TFS Capital LLC bought a new stake in shares of CymaBay Therapeutics during the first quarter worth $169,000. 25.39% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

In other CymaBay Therapeutics news, Director Robert James Wills purchased 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 1st. The stock was purchased at an average price of $6.84 per share, for a total transaction of $34,200.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 25,200 shares in the company, valued at $172,368. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Sujal Shah acquired 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, July 20th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $7.34 per share, with a total value of $73,400.00. Following the acquisition, the insider now owns 75,891 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $557,039.94. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have acquired 20,000 shares of company stock valued at $144,750 over the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 15.10% of the company’s stock.

About CymaBay Therapeutics

CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on developing therapies to treat metabolic diseases, including serious rare and orphan diseases. The Company’s product candidates include Arhalofenate, MBX-8025 and MBX-2982. Arhalofenate is used to treat gout.

Earnings History and Estimates for CymaBay Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CBAY)

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