Heron Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:HRTX) – Jefferies Group raised their Q3 2017 EPS estimates for shares of Heron Therapeutics in a research report issued on Wednesday. Jefferies Group analyst B. Amin now forecasts that the biotechnology company will post earnings of ($0.89) per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of ($0.99). Jefferies Group currently has a “Buy” rating and a $26.00 target price on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Heron Therapeutics’ Q4 2017 earnings at ($0.96) EPS, FY2017 earnings at ($3.52) EPS, FY2018 earnings at ($2.28) EPS and FY2019 earnings at ($1.00) EPS.

HRTX has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Heron Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 9th. Noble Financial reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Heron Therapeutics in a report on Friday, May 12th. Cowen and Company set a $40.00 target price on Heron Therapeutics and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Aegis reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $33.00 target price on shares of Heron Therapeutics in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Heron Therapeutics from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, June 22nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $31.00.

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Shares of Heron Therapeutics (NASDAQ:HRTX) opened at 16.00 on Monday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $15.38 and its 200-day moving average price is $14.57. Heron Therapeutics has a 52-week low of $12.21 and a 52-week high of $22.01.

Heron Therapeutics (NASDAQ:HRTX) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.80) EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.90) by $0.10. The business had revenue of $8.51 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.53 million.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Legal & General Group Plc increased its stake in Heron Therapeutics by 13.9% in the first quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 8,971 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $136,000 after buying an additional 1,098 shares during the period. Venturi Wealth Management LLC purchased a new stake in Heron Therapeutics during the first quarter valued at $161,000. Quantbot Technologies LP increased its stake in Heron Therapeutics by 2,619.6% in the second quarter. Quantbot Technologies LP now owns 12,483 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $172,000 after buying an additional 12,024 shares during the period. Highbridge Capital Management LLC increased its stake in Heron Therapeutics by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. Highbridge Capital Management LLC now owns 15,697 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $206,000 after buying an additional 252 shares during the period. Finally, Old West Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in Heron Therapeutics during the first quarter valued at $206,000.

About Heron Therapeutics

Heron Therapeutics, Inc is a biotechnology company engaged in developing pharmaceutical products for patients suffering from cancer or pain. The Company’s product candidates include SUSTOL, HTX-019 and HTX-011. All of its product candidates utilize science and technology platforms, including its Biochronomer drug delivery technology.

Earnings History and Estimates for Heron Therapeutics (NASDAQ:HRTX)

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