Laurion Capital Management LP Takes Position in Heron Therapeutics Inc (HRTX)

Laurion Capital Management LP bought a new stake in shares of Heron Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:HRTX) in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 87,103 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,757,000. Laurion Capital Management LP owned about 0.11% of Heron Therapeutics as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Aperio Group LLC raised its stake in shares of Heron Therapeutics by 14.4% during the second quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 11,261 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $437,000 after purchasing an additional 1,416 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its position in Heron Therapeutics by 339.1% in the second quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 265,847 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $10,329,000 after acquiring an additional 205,302 shares in the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP bought a new stake in Heron Therapeutics in the second quarter worth about $5,624,000. Jennison Associates LLC bought a new stake in Heron Therapeutics in the second quarter worth about $8,741,000. Finally, Alps Advisors Inc. raised its position in Heron Therapeutics by 20.5% in the second quarter. Alps Advisors Inc. now owns 103,723 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $4,030,000 after acquiring an additional 17,646 shares in the last quarter.

HRTX has been the topic of several research reports. Cantor Fitzgerald set a $50.00 price target on shares of Heron Therapeutics and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 30th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Heron Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday, October 11th. Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on shares of Heron Therapeutics in a research report on Thursday, September 13th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $55.00 price target on the stock. ValuEngine cut shares of Heron Therapeutics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 4th. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Heron Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, September 22nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company. Heron Therapeutics has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $52.09.

In related news, VP Kimberly Manhard sold 6,000 shares of Heron Therapeutics stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.07, for a total value of $192,420.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 6,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $192,420. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Kevin C. Tang sold 2,695,000 shares of Heron Therapeutics stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.75, for a total value of $96,346,250.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 2,701,494 shares of company stock worth $96,553,796 in the last three months. 16.20% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Shares of Heron Therapeutics stock opened at $26.55 on Friday. Heron Therapeutics Inc has a 52 week low of $15.00 and a 52 week high of $42.90.

Heron Therapeutics (NASDAQ:HRTX) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 7th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.49) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.44) by ($0.05). The company had revenue of $19.79 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $19.84 million. Heron Therapeutics had a negative return on equity of 72.23% and a negative net margin of 326.79%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 130.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted ($0.77) EPS. As a group, equities analysts expect that Heron Therapeutics Inc will post -2.34 EPS for the current year.

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Heron Therapeutics Profile

Heron Therapeutics, Inc, a biotechnology company, engages in developing medicines to address unmet medical needs. The company's product candidates utilize its proprietary Biochronomer drug delivery technology, which delivers therapeutic levels of a range of short-acting pharmacological agents over a period from days to weeks with a single administration.

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