Amarin Co. (NASDAQ:AMRN)’s share price traded down 6% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $2.98 and last traded at $2.99. 4,355,551 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 109% from the average session volume of 2,085,432 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.18.
A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Cantor Fitzgerald set a $10.00 price target on shares of Amarin and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Amarin from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 29th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Amarin from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Amarin from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th. 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 company. Amarin presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $7.75.
The company has a current ratio of 1.41, a quick ratio of 1.13 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.12. The company has a market cap of $914.96, a PE ratio of -11.96 and a beta of 0.72.
In other Amarin news, insider Steven B. Ketchum sold 135,205 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $4.41, for a total transaction of $596,254.05. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, General Counsel Joseph T. Kennedy sold 44,857 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, January 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $3.73, for a total transaction of $167,316.61. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 207,004 shares of company stock worth $841,702 in the last 90 days. Company insiders own 3.72% of the company’s stock.
Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. State Street Corp lifted its stake in shares of Amarin by 1.3% in the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 201,995 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $814,000 after purchasing an additional 2,640 shares during the period. LPL Financial LLC lifted its stake in shares of Amarin by 12.3% in the 4th quarter. LPL Financial LLC now owns 143,642 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $576,000 after purchasing an additional 15,782 shares during the period. Paloma Partners Management Co bought a new position in shares of Amarin in the 4th quarter worth approximately $141,000. Hoylecohen LLC bought a new position in shares of Amarin in the 4th quarter worth approximately $142,000. Finally, Geode Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Amarin by 32.7% in the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 241,576 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $968,000 after purchasing an additional 59,576 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 38.16% of the company’s stock.
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Amarin Company Profile
Amarin Corporation plc, a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and commercialization of therapeutics for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases in the United States. The company's lead product is Vascepa, a prescription-only omega-3 fatty acid capsule, used as an adjunct to diet for reducing triglyceride levels in adult patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia.
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