FY2020 EPS Estimates for Kala Pharmctls Decreased by Analyst (KALA)
Kala Pharmctls (NASDAQ:KALA) – Investment analysts at Wedbush decreased their FY2020 earnings per share estimates for shares of Kala Pharmctls in a report released on Wednesday. Wedbush analyst L. Moussatos now forecasts that the company will post earnings of $2.78 per share for the year, down from their previous estimate of $3.00. Wedbush currently has a “Outperform” rating and a $46.00 price target on the stock. Wedbush also issued estimates for Kala Pharmctls’ FY2021 earnings at $9.50 EPS.
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Several other research firms have also recently weighed in on KALA. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. initiated coverage on Kala Pharmctls in a research report on Tuesday, August 15th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $46.00 price objective for the company. Wells Fargo & Company started coverage on Kala Pharmctls in a research note on Monday, August 14th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $24.00 price target on the stock. J P Morgan Chase & Co started coverage on Kala Pharmctls in a research note on Monday, August 14th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $35.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Bank of America Corporation started coverage on Kala Pharmctls in a research note on Monday, August 14th. They set a “buy” rating and a $33.00 price target on the stock. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, Kala Pharmctls currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $36.80.
Shares of Kala Pharmctls (NASDAQ KALA) traded up 1.83% on Thursday, hitting $26.68. The stock had a trading volume of 158,303 shares. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $21.92 and its 200 day moving average is $20.44. Kala Pharmctls has a 1-year low of $16.38 and a 1-year high of $26.75. The stock’s market cap is $646.38 million.
In other news, major shareholder Associates L.L.C. Cdk purchased 215,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, July 20th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $15.00 per share, for a total transaction of $3,225,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Orbimed Advisors Llc purchased 319,333 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, July 25th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $15.00 per share, for a total transaction of $4,789,995.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have purchased 1,282,666 shares of company stock worth $19,239,990 over the last 90 days.
Kala Pharmctls Company Profile
Kala Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapeutics through its nanoparticle-based Mucus Penetrating Particles, or MPP, technology. The Company’s initial focus is on the treatment of eye diseases. The Company’s product candidate includes KPI-121 1%, KPI-121 0.25% and MPP rTKI Program.
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