Finally, Needham & Company LLC raised Esperion Therapeutics from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating and boosted their price objective for the stock from $72.00 to $81.00 in a research note on Thursday, December 14th. The institutional investor held 2.32 million shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $152.94M, up from 2.29M at the end of the previous reported quarter.
Esperion Therapeutics, Inc., a lipid management company, focuses on developing and commercializing oral therapies for the treatment of patients with elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. The stock decreased 0.26% or $0.32 during the last trading session, reaching $120.75. About 26.23 million shares traded. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has risen 8.48% since April 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.84% the S&P500. Aqr Cap Ltd Company holds 25,380 shs or 0% of its capital. The institutional investor held 806,856 shares of the railroads company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $108.20M, up from 644,056 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Moreover, Invesco has 0% invested in Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. Its shares touched $75.72 on during the last trading session after 1.97% change.Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. has volume of 369,096 shares. ESPR outperformed the S&P 500 by 78.31%. (NASDAQ:ESPR). Rothschild Asset Management reported 0.01% stake. (NASDAQ:ESPR). Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec holds 250,000 shs. Therefore 25% are positive. On Wednesday, October 18 the stock of Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. As per Friday, November 3, the company rating was downgraded by JP Morgan. (NYSE:TWX) on Thursday, December 14. On Wednesday, January 17 the firm has "Buy" rating given by UBS. The stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Buy" on Wednesday, March 7. (NASDAQ:ESPR) rating. Stifel Nicolaus has "Buy" rating and $105.0 target. On Wednesday, October 18 the company was maintained by Cowen & Co. (NASDAQ:ESPR) on Monday, January 22 to "Hold" rating.
Investors sentiment increased to 1.21 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.04, from 0.9 in 2017Q3.
Esperion Therapeutics Inc (NDAQ:ESPR) was upgraded by stock analysts at Citigroup Inc. from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating in a report released on Tuesday, StockTargetPrices.com reports. Fmr Limited Liability Company, Massachusetts-based fund reported 121.64M shares. Perceptive Ltd Liability Company holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESPR) or 67,241 shares. Susquehanna initiated it with "Positive" rating and $125 target in Monday, August 10 report. Swiss Bank & Trust reported 34,300 shares. Aimz Investment Advsrs Limited Co invested in 1.57% or 11,844 shares.
The holdings In Esperion Therapeutics Inc (ESPR) was upped owned by Rhenman & Partners Asset Management Ab. The Lodestar Investment Counsel Llc holds 55,444 shares with $4.02M value, down from 123,361 last quarter. Wafra Invest Advisory, New York-based fund reported 171,185 shares. (NASDAQ:ESPR). Citigroup Inc holds 0% of its portfolio in Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESPR). C World Grp Incorporated A S invested in 0% or 4,433 shares. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. bought a new position in shares of Esperion Therapeutics during the 3rd quarter worth $9,517,000.
Analysts await Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESPR) for 20,871 shs.
Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.05, from 1 in 2017Q3. Rhumbline Advisers grew its holdings in shares of Esperion Therapeutics by 10.6% during the third quarter. 141 funds opened positions while 552 raised stakes. Hamilton Point Limited Liability has 5,357 shares for 0.38% of their portfolio. (NYSE:TWX) or 1,683 shares. 1,310 are held by Ameritas Prns Inc. Capital Guardian Co invested in 977,335 shares. Bailard reported 75,300 shs or 0.31% of all its holdings. Qs Invsts Limited Liability has 126,546 shares. Renaissance Techs Lc accumulated 0.08% or 389,700 shares. (NYSE:TWX). 20.88M are held by Dodge And Cox. Esperion Therapeutics has a one year low of $30.95 and a one year high of $82.68. (NYSE:V) to report earnings on April, 19. They expect $0.24 EPS, up 26.32% or $0.05 from last year's $0.19 per share. V's profit will be $2.28B for 29.89 P/E if the $1.01 EPS becomes a reality. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted ($1.29) earnings per share. analysts predict that Esperion Therapeutics will post -5.61 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
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