Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AUPH) (TSE:AUP) had its price target hoisted by equities researchers at Leerink Swann from $10.00 to $14.00 in a report issued on Monday. The brokerage presently has an “outperform” rating on the biotechnology company’s stock. Leerink Swann’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 129.51% from the company’s current price.

AUPH has been the topic of several other research reports. Vetr downgraded Aurinia Pharmaceuticals from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $6.74 target price on the stock. in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Seaport Global Securities reissued a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 target price on shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Zacks Investment Research raised Aurinia Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $7.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, August 15th. BidaskClub downgraded Aurinia Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald set a $14.00 target price on Aurinia Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 11th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $10.15.

Shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AUPH) traded down 1.79% during midday trading on Monday, reaching $6.04. The company had a trading volume of 1,679,583 shares. 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. The firm’s market capitalization is $504.25 million.

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

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A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in AUPH. Bank of New York Mellon Corp bought a new stake in Aurinia Pharmaceuticals in the 1st quarter worth approximately $595,000. FMR LLC bought a new stake in Aurinia Pharmaceuticals in the 1st quarter worth approximately $42,928,000. UBS Group AG increased its stake in Aurinia Pharmaceuticals by 13.6% in the 1st quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 112,314 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $824,000 after acquiring an additional 13,405 shares during the last quarter. Morgan Stanley increased its stake in Aurinia Pharmaceuticals by 11,061.7% in the 1st quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 446,135 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $3,273,000 after acquiring an additional 442,138 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC bought a new stake in Aurinia Pharmaceuticals in the 1st quarter worth approximately $776,000. 27.76% of the stock is currently 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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