Laurence James Neil Cooper Buys 6,440 Shares of ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc (ZIOP) Stock

ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc (NASDAQ:ZIOP) CEO Laurence James Neil Cooper bought 6,440 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 8th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $4.68 per share, with a total value of $30,139.20. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief executive officer now owns 1,083,731 shares in the company, valued at $5,071,861.08. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc (ZIOP) traded down $0.25 during trading on Friday, reaching $4.30. 3,309,900 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,335,318. ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc has a 1 year low of $4.16 and a 1 year high of $7.88.

ZIOPHARM Oncology (NASDAQ:ZIOP) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.13) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.13). The company had revenue of $1.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.66 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted ($0.11) EPS. ZIOPHARM Oncology’s revenue was up .0% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc will post -0.54 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board acquired a new stake in ZIOPHARM Oncology in the 2nd quarter valued at $1,010,000. Tudor Investment Corp ET AL boosted its stake in ZIOPHARM Oncology by 390.4% during the 2nd quarter. Tudor Investment Corp ET AL now owns 63,304 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $394,000 after purchasing an additional 50,395 shares during the last quarter. Swiss National Bank boosted its stake in ZIOPHARM Oncology by 21.3% during the 2nd quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 218,920 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $1,362,000 after purchasing an additional 38,500 shares during the last quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in ZIOPHARM Oncology by 6.8% during the 2nd quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 350,435 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $2,180,000 after purchasing an additional 22,348 shares during the last quarter. Finally, State of Wisconsin Investment Board acquired a new stake in ZIOPHARM Oncology during the 2nd quarter worth $622,000. 41.86% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

ZIOP has been the subject of several recent research reports. ValuEngine raised shares of ZIOPHARM Oncology from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, August 28th. BidaskClub cut shares of ZIOPHARM Oncology from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, August 14th. HC Wainwright reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $9.50 price target on shares of ZIOPHARM Oncology in a research note on Tuesday. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of ZIOPHARM Oncology from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $5.25 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $12.58.

About ZIOPHARM Oncology

ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company, which is seeking to develop, acquire and commercialize, on its own or with partners, a portfolio of cancer therapies that address unmet medical needs. The Company is focused on developing products in immuno-oncology that employ gene expression, control and cell technologies to deliver cell- and viral-based therapies for the treatment of cancer and graft-versus-host-disease.

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