Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOLD)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by equities research analysts at Leerink Swann in a research report issued on Wednesday. They presently have a $20.00 target price on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock, up from their previous target price of $17.00. Leerink Swann’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 23.15% from the stock’s previous close.

Several other equities research analysts have also recently weighed in on FOLD. BidaskClub cut Amicus Therapeutics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 11th. Chardan Capital increased their price target on Amicus Therapeutics from $12.50 to $17.50 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Bank of America Corporation increased their price target on Amicus Therapeutics from $15.00 to $20.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday. J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued an “overweight” rating and issued a $15.00 price target (up previously from $13.00) on shares of Amicus Therapeutics in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, Cowen and Company reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $16.00 price target on shares of Amicus Therapeutics in a research note on Monday, August 14th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Amicus Therapeutics presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $18.25.

Amicus Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FOLD) traded down 3.57% during trading on Wednesday, hitting $15.66. The stock had a trading volume of 3,280,669 shares. Amicus Therapeutics has a 52 week low of $4.41 and a 52 week high of $16.60. The company’s market cap is $2.58 billion. The company has a 50-day moving average of $13.93 and a 200 day moving average of $10.49.

Amicus Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FOLD) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, August 7th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.34) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.37) by $0.03. The company had revenue of $7.16 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $6.96 million. Amicus Therapeutics had a negative return on equity of 61.25% and a negative net margin of 1,279.88%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.40) earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Amicus Therapeutics will post ($1.32) EPS for the current year.

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In other Amicus Therapeutics news, major shareholder Life Sciences Maste Perceptive bought 1,500,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, July 13th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $12.25 per share, with a total value of $18,375,000.00. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Company insiders own 3.40% of the company’s stock.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. FMR LLC boosted its holdings in Amicus Therapeutics by 3.4% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 21,437,508 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $215,876,000 after acquiring an additional 705,153 shares in the last quarter. Redmile Group LLC boosted its holdings in Amicus Therapeutics by 5.9% in the second quarter. Redmile Group LLC now owns 12,043,932 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $121,282,000 after acquiring an additional 668,080 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in Amicus Therapeutics by 5.0% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 9,118,246 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $91,821,000 after acquiring an additional 430,486 shares in the last quarter. Palo Alto Investors LLC boosted its holdings in Amicus Therapeutics by 0.7% in the second quarter. Palo Alto Investors LLC now owns 7,940,788 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $79,964,000 after acquiring an additional 57,800 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Janus Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in Amicus Therapeutics by 3.6% in the first quarter. Janus Capital Management LLC now owns 7,136,697 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $50,883,000 after acquiring an additional 244,906 shares in the last quarter.

Amicus Therapeutics Company Profile

Amicus Therapeutics, Inc is a biotechnology company. The Company is engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of a set of treatments for patients living with devastating rare and orphan diseases. Its lead product, migalastat HCl is a small molecule that can be used as a monotherapy and in combination with enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for Fabry disease.

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