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Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:KPTI) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Analysts

Last updated on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 2020 MarketBeat

Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:KPTI) has earned an average rating of "Buy" from the thirteen research firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $33.00.

Several analysts have weighed in on the company. Barclays reissued a "buy" rating and set a $31.00 price objective on shares of Karyopharm Therapeutics in a report on Tuesday, June 23rd. Morgan Stanley assumed coverage on Karyopharm Therapeutics in a report on Wednesday, July 1st. They set an "overweight" rating and a $34.00 price objective for the company. SVB Leerink dropped their price objective on Karyopharm Therapeutics from $31.00 to $30.00 and set an "outperform" rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, August 4th. Royal Bank of Canada upped their price target on Karyopharm Therapeutics from $28.00 to $30.00 and gave the company an "outperform" rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 23rd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. upped their price target on Karyopharm Therapeutics from $31.00 to $37.00 and gave the company an "overweight" rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 23rd.

In related news, EVP Christopher Brett Primiano sold 10,054 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.98, for a total transaction of $150,608.92. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 14,703 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $220,250.94. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider John Demaree bought 7,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 26th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $14.54 per share, with a total value of $109,050.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the insider now owns 7,500 shares in the company, valued at approximately $109,050. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 41,531 shares of company stock valued at $754,014. 11.63% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. AXA acquired a new position in Karyopharm Therapeutics during the 1st quarter worth approximately $1,024,000. Deutsche Bank AG boosted its position in Karyopharm Therapeutics by 46.1% during the 1st quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 150,825 shares of the company's stock worth $2,897,000 after acquiring an additional 47,595 shares during the last quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board boosted its position in Karyopharm Therapeutics by 7.5% during the 2nd quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 98,800 shares of the company's stock worth $1,871,000 after acquiring an additional 6,900 shares during the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP acquired a new position in Karyopharm Therapeutics during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $1,769,000. Finally, TD Asset Management Inc. boosted its position in Karyopharm Therapeutics by 73.6% during the 2nd quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. now owns 53,787 shares of the company's stock worth $1,019,000 after acquiring an additional 22,795 shares during the last quarter. 95.90% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of NASDAQ KPTI opened at $16.08 on Tuesday. The firm's 50-day simple moving average is $15.10 and its 200 day simple moving average is $18.49. The company has a market cap of $1.18 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -5.66 and a beta of 1.18. The company has a quick ratio of 6.25, a current ratio of 6.29 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88. Karyopharm Therapeutics has a 12-month low of $8.91 and a 12-month high of $29.61.

Karyopharm Therapeutics (NASDAQ:KPTI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 4th. The company reported ($0.63) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.57) by ($0.06). The firm had revenue of $33.51 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $28.03 million. Karyopharm Therapeutics had a negative return on equity of 186.76% and a negative net margin of 228.44%. On average, equities analysts expect that Karyopharm Therapeutics will post -2.63 earnings per share for the current year.

About Karyopharm Therapeutics

Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc (Nasdaq: KPTI) is an oncology-focused pharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel first-in-class drugs directed against nuclear export and related targets for the treatment of cancer and other major diseases. Karyopharm's SINE compounds function by binding with and inhibiting the nuclear export protein XPO1 (or CRM1).

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