Insider Selling: Pieris Pharmaceuticals Inc (PIRS) Major Shareholder Sells 1,709,620 Shares of Stock

Pieris Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:PIRS) major shareholder Orbimed Advisors Llc sold 1,709,620 shares of Pieris Pharmaceuticals stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $7.35, for a total transaction of $12,565,707.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Large shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Orbimed Advisors Llc also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Monday, December 18th, Orbimed Advisors Llc sold 147,635 shares of Pieris Pharmaceuticals stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $5.70, for a total transaction of $841,519.50.

Shares of Pieris Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:PIRS) traded up $0.32 on Thursday, reaching $7.44. 570,141 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 694,200. The firm has a market capitalization of $347.16, a P/E ratio of -10.05 and a beta of 1.79. Pieris Pharmaceuticals Inc has a 52 week low of $1.66 and a 52 week high of $7.90.

Pieris Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PIRS) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.16) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.21) by $0.05. The company had revenue of $3.93 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.52 million. Pieris Pharmaceuticals had a negative net margin of 321.83% and a negative return on equity of 221.93%. Pieris Pharmaceuticals’s revenue for the quarter was up 400.3% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that Pieris Pharmaceuticals Inc will post -0.72 EPS for the current year.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on PIRS shares. HC Wainwright set a $9.00 price objective on shares of Pieris Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. ValuEngine lowered shares of Pieris Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Pieris Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 27th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $9.00.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in PIRS. Voya Investment Management LLC acquired a new stake in Pieris Pharmaceuticals in the second quarter valued at approximately $100,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN acquired a new stake in Pieris Pharmaceuticals in the third quarter valued at approximately $105,000. State of Wisconsin Investment Board acquired a new stake in Pieris Pharmaceuticals in the second quarter valued at approximately $132,000. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its stake in Pieris Pharmaceuticals by 1,106.3% in the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 31,785 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $161,000 after acquiring an additional 29,150 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Rhumbline Advisers acquired a new stake in Pieris Pharmaceuticals in the second quarter valued at approximately $184,000. Institutional investors own 50.45% of the company’s stock.

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Pieris Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company’s pipeline includes immuno-oncology multi-specifics tailored for the tumor micro-environment, an inhaled Anticalin to treat uncontrolled asthma and a half-life-optimized Anticalin to treat anemia. Its Anticalins proteins are a class of low molecular-weight therapeutic proteins derived from lipocalins, which are naturally occurring low-molecular weight human proteins typically found in blood plasma and other bodily fluids.

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