Aratana Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PETX)

Aratana Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PETX)

09, 2016, the great number of shares disposed came courtesy the CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER; TOOMAN CRAIG A disposed a total of 30,000 shares at an average price of $9.25, amounting to approximately $277,500. This rating was issued on 9/06/16.

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Price Target is basically a projection of future price of a company's stock by the expert analysis of investment analysts or investment firms. The closing price of $25.70 is said to be the result of a growing interest in the chip manufacturing sector, as fellow chip maker AMD will be added to the Standard and Poor's stock index next week. Maximum EPS estimate that expected in next quarter is noted at $-0.33 and minimum forecasted EPS is calculated at $-0.36. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus cut shares of Aratana Therapeutics from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $8.00 price objective for the a research note on Monday, February 6th. (NASDAQ:PETX) in which Jefferies Assumes Aratana Therapeutics, Inc. The company maintains price to book ratio of 2.17. Credit Suisse Initiates Coverage on Aratana Therapeutics, Inc. Redmond Asset Mgmt Lc holds 0.18% of its portfolio in Aratana Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:PETX) for 53,887 shares.

For the Current Quarter, the growth estimate for Aratana Therapeutics, 34.6%, while for the Next Quarter the stock growth estimate is -150.8%. The business earned $0.29 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $0.80 million.

Several sell side analysts reviewed their recommendations on Aratana Therapeutics, Inc.

Among 6 analysts covering Aratana Therapeutics (NASDAQ:PETX), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold.

Zacks Investment Research also rated the stock with a value of 1.8. We have $5.00 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:PETX worth $7.74 million less.

Aratana Therapeutics a pet therapeutics company focused on licensing developing and commercializing of biopharmaceutical products for companion animals. While in the same Quarter Previous year, the Actual EPS was $-0.52.

Aratana Therapeutics, Inc. Gross Margin percentage stands at 94.4% while its Operating Margin for trailing twelve month is 0 percent and Profit margin (ttm) is -60.3 Percent.

Aratana Therapeutics, Inc. on 03/13/2017 reported its EPS as $-0.64 with the analysts projecting the EPS of the stock as $-0.42. This shows a surprise factor of -52.4%.

The Company has 36.83 million shares outstanding and 35.32 million shares were floated in market. Analyst's mean target price for PETX is $10.80 while analysts mean recommendation is 1.80. For the same period, its EPS moved at an average growth rate of -29.30%. Aratana Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:PETX) has declined 42.15% since August 10, 2016 and is downtrending.

The stock has Return on Assets (ROA) of -14.9 percent.

Along with these its year to date performance is standing at -25.07%. The Weekly and Monthly Volatility stands at 7.83% and 5.20%. The Relative Volume value measured for Aratana Therapeutics, Inc. The stock exchanged hands with 3.36 million shares contrast to its average daily volume of 617,390 shares. Stock has got OUTPERFORM rating from no analyst of Thomson Reuters, no analyst given HOLD rating to the stock and 0 given UNDERPERFORM rating.