Aquinox Pharmaceuticals Inc (AQXP) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages

Aquinox Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AQXP) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six research firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $25.00.

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Aquinox Pharmaceuticals from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, January 12th. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $22.00 target price on shares of Aquinox Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $28.00 target price on shares of Aquinox Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $25.00 target price on shares of Aquinox Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Thursday, November 9th.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Investment Centers of America Inc. bought a new position in Aquinox Pharmaceuticals in the third quarter valued at approximately $175,000. Citadel Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Aquinox Pharmaceuticals in the third quarter worth $194,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp grew its stake in shares of Aquinox Pharmaceuticals by 16.5% in the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 23,260 shares of the company’s stock worth $327,000 after acquiring an additional 3,299 shares during the last quarter. Sphera Funds Management LTD. grew its stake in shares of Aquinox Pharmaceuticals by 21.7% in the third quarter. Sphera Funds Management LTD. now owns 75,535 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,072,000 after acquiring an additional 13,450 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Northern Trust Corp grew its stake in shares of Aquinox Pharmaceuticals by 3.3% in the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 83,207 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,171,000 after acquiring an additional 2,691 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 96.25% of the company’s stock.

Aquinox Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AQXP) traded up $0.22 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $11.78. 103,900 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 71,075. Aquinox Pharmaceuticals has a 12 month low of $10.02 and a 12 month high of $19.97. The stock has a market cap of $277.00, a P/E ratio of -6.10 and a beta of -16.96.

Aquinox Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AQXP) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The company reported ($0.50) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.62) by $0.12. research analysts predict that Aquinox Pharmaceuticals will post -2.08 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About Aquinox Pharmaceuticals

Aquinox Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company discovering and developing targeted therapeutics in disease areas of inflammation and immuno-oncology. The Company’s primary focus is anti-inflammatory product candidates targeting the Src Homology 2 (SH2)-containing inositol-5-phosphatase 1 (SHIP1) enzyme, which is a regulator of a cellular signaling pathway in immune cells, known as the phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate 3-kinase (PI3K) pathway.

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