Radius Health’s (NASDAQ:RDUS) Hold Rating Reiterated at Jefferies Group LLC

Jefferies Group LLC reiterated their hold rating on shares of Radius Health, Inc. (NASDAQ:RDUS) in a research report released on Wednesday morning. The brokerage currently has a $38.00 target price on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock, up from their prior target price of $34.00.

A number of other equities research analysts have also weighed in on the stock. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a buy rating and set a $65.00 price objective on shares of Radius Health in a report on Friday, April 28th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Radius Health from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Thursday, May 4th. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a buy rating on shares of Radius Health in a report on Friday, April 28th. HC Wainwright reiterated a buy rating and set a $63.00 price objective on shares of Radius Health in a report on Monday, May 15th. Finally, Maxim Group reiterated a sell rating on shares of Radius Health in a report on Monday, May 1st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Radius Health presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $53.60.

Radius Health (NASDAQ:RDUS) traded up 4.01% during trading on Wednesday, reaching $35.54. 1,995,313 shares of the company were exchanged. Radius Health has a 1-year low of $31.58 and a 1-year high of $59.88. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $43.44 and its 200-day moving average price is $40.37. The stock’s market capitalization is $1.55 billion.

Radius Health (NASDAQ:RDUS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.58) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($1.35) by $0.23. The company had revenue of $0.98 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.96 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned ($1.01) EPS. On average, equities analysts forecast that Radius Health will post ($5.51) EPS for the current year.

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In other Radius Health news, major shareholder Growth N. V. Biotech purchased 50,000 shares of Radius Health stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 18th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $34.41 per share, for a total transaction of $1,720,500.00. Following the acquisition, the insider now owns 4,958,799 shares in the company, valued at approximately $170,632,273.59. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Growth N. V. Biotech purchased 35,000 shares of Radius Health stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 17th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $33.44 per share, with a total value of $1,170,400.00. Following the acquisition, the insider now owns 4,890,799 shares in the company, valued at approximately $163,548,318.56. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders bought 315,000 shares of company stock valued at $10,954,800. Company insiders own 15.00% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in Radius Health by 98,245.6% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 2,630,745 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $101,679,000 after buying an additional 2,628,070 shares in the last quarter. TimesSquare Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in Radius Health during the second quarter valued at approximately $25,589,000. BB Biotech AG raised its stake in Radius Health by 11.0% in the second quarter. BB Biotech AG now owns 5,038,799 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $227,905,000 after buying an additional 498,400 shares in the last quarter. Norges Bank acquired a new stake in Radius Health during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $13,519,000. Finally, Credit Agricole S A acquired a new stake in Radius Health during the first quarter valued at approximately $10,026,000.

About Radius Health

Radius Health, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the developing therapeutics in the areas of osteoporosis, oncology and endocrine diseases. The Company’s lead investigational product candidate, TYMLOS (abaloparatide-SC) injection is developed for the treatment of postmenopausal women with osteoporosis at high risk for fracture.

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