Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ICPT) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty-five ratings firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, ten have issued a hold recommendation and ten have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $130.88.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on the company. Seaport Global Securities restated a “buy” rating and set a $136.00 target price on shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals in a report on Friday, October 6th. JMP Securities restated an “outperform” rating and set a $140.00 target price (down from $150.00) on shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $275.00 target price on shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals in a report on Wednesday, September 20th. BidaskClub lowered Intercept Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, December 7th. Finally, Citigroup set a $74.00 target price on Intercept Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, December 21st.

Shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ ICPT) opened at $54.95 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 5.95, a quick ratio of 5.95 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.15. Intercept Pharmaceuticals has a 1-year low of $52.11 and a 1-year high of $135.59. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,379.36, a price-to-earnings ratio of -3.71 and a beta of -2.05.

Intercept Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ICPT) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($2.89) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($3.48) by $0.59. Intercept Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 176.51% and a negative net margin of 344.74%. The business had revenue of $41.33 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $36.95 million. During the same period last year, the company earned ($3.59) earnings per share. Intercept Pharmaceuticals’s quarterly revenue was up 697.9% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts predict that Intercept Pharmaceuticals will post -13.36 EPS for the current year.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. GSA Capital Partners LLP acquired a new stake in shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals in the third quarter valued at about $731,000. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. grew its position in shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals by 292.0% in the third quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 7,582 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $440,000 after purchasing an additional 5,648 shares during the last quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC grew its position in shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals by 68.6% in the third quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 6,717 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $390,000 after purchasing an additional 2,734 shares during the last quarter. Cowen Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals in the third quarter valued at about $1,161,000. Finally, Royce & Associates LP acquired a new stake in shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals in the third quarter valued at about $1,567,000. 73.76% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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About Intercept Pharmaceuticals

Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of therapeutics to treat non-viral, progressive liver diseases. The Company’s product candidates have the potential to treat orphan and more prevalent diseases for which there are limited therapeutic solutions.

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