Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AUPH) (TSE:AUP)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by equities researchers at Cantor Fitzgerald in a research note issued on Monday. They presently have a $14.00 price target on the biotechnology company’s stock. Cantor Fitzgerald’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 131.79% from the stock’s previous close.

AUPH has been the topic of several other reports. Vetr cut shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $6.74 price target on the stock. in a report on Monday, July 31st. Seaport Global Securities restated a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price target on shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals in a report on Friday, October 6th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $7.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, August 15th. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Aurinia Pharmaceuticals presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $10.15.

Shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals (AUPH) traded down 1.79% on Monday, hitting $6.04. The company had a trading volume of 1,693,500 shares. The company’s market cap is $504.25 million. Aurinia Pharmaceuticals has a 12-month low of $2.02 and a 12-month high of $10.54. The company has a 50 day moving average of $6.44 and a 200-day moving average of $6.52.

Aurinia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AUPH) (TSE:AUP) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 10th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.03) EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.13) by $0.10. Aurinia Pharmaceuticals had a negative net margin of 16,648.93% and a negative return on equity of 28.61%. The business had revenue of $0.33 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $0.06 million. On average, analysts forecast that Aurinia Pharmaceuticals will post ($1.01) earnings per share for the current year.

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Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. FMR LLC lifted its stake in shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 5,867,800 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $35,969,000 after purchasing an additional 19,200 shares during the last quarter. Vivo Capital LLC lifted its stake in shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals by 68.9% in the 2nd quarter. Vivo Capital LLC now owns 1,013,149 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $6,211,000 after purchasing an additional 413,149 shares during the last quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals by 357.3% in the 2nd quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 876,461 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $5,373,000 after purchasing an additional 684,816 shares during the last quarter. Balyasny Asset Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals by 66.7% in the 2nd quarter. Balyasny Asset Management LLC now owns 500,000 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $3,065,000 after purchasing an additional 200,000 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Morgan Stanley lifted its stake in shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals by 11,061.7% in the 1st quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 446,135 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $3,273,000 after purchasing an additional 442,138 shares during the last quarter. 27.76% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc is a Canada-based clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company operating in the field of nephrology and autoimmunity. The Company’s primary business is the development of a therapeutic drug to treat autoimmune diseases, in particular lupus nephritis (LN). It is focused on the development of its lead compound voclosporin, a therapeutic immunomodulating drug candidate, which is a second-generation calcineurin inhibitors (CNI) to treat patients afflicted with LN.

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