NASDAQ:AKBA - Akebia Therapeutics Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$7.86 -0.02 (-0.25 %)
(As of 08/17/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$7.86
Today's Range$7.74 - $8.06
52-Week Range$7.42 - $20.25
Volume420,015 shs
Average Volume484,621 shs
Market Capitalization$457.50 million
P/E Ratio-4.44
Dividend YieldN/A
Akebia Therapeutics logoAkebia Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics for patients with renal disease through hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) biology. Its lead product candidate is vadadustat, an oral therapy, which is in Phase III development for the treatment of anemia due to chronic kidney disease in dialysis and non-dialysis patients. The company is also developing a HIF-based portfolio of product candidates, such as AKB-5169, a preclinical compound for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. has collaboration agreements with Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. for the development and commercialization of vadadustat in the United States, European Union, Russia, China, Australia, Canada, the Middle East, and other countries; and Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation for the development and commercialization of vadadustat in Japan and other Asian countries, as well as research and license agreement with Janssen Pharmaceutica NV for the development and commercialization of HIF-prolyl hydroxylases-targeted compounds internationally. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Pharmaceutical preparations


Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio2.48
Quick Ratio2.48


Trailing P/E Ratio-4.44
Forward P/E Ratio-3.51
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$177.98 million
Price / Sales2.52
Cash FlowN/A
Price / CashN/A
Book Value$2.52 per share
Price / Book3.12


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($1.77)
Net Income$-76,910,000.00
Net Margins-30.60%
Return on Equity-46.95%
Return on Assets-17.53%


Outstanding Shares57,040,000
Market Cap$457.50 million

Akebia Therapeutics (NASDAQ:AKBA) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Akebia Therapeutics' stock symbol?

Akebia Therapeutics trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "AKBA."

How were Akebia Therapeutics' earnings last quarter?

Akebia Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:AKBA) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August, 8th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.60) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.51) by $0.09. The biopharmaceutical company had revenue of $48.79 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $48.75 million. Akebia Therapeutics had a negative return on equity of 46.95% and a negative net margin of 30.60%. View Akebia Therapeutics' Earnings History.

When is Akebia Therapeutics' next earnings date?

Akebia Therapeutics is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November, 14th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Akebia Therapeutics.

What price target have analysts set for AKBA?

7 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Akebia Therapeutics' shares. Their predictions range from $13.00 to $30.00. On average, they anticipate Akebia Therapeutics' share price to reach $21.5714 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 174.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Akebia Therapeutics.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Akebia Therapeutics?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Akebia Therapeutics in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Akebia Therapeutics.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Akebia Therapeutics stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Akebia Therapeutics stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Akebia Therapeutics Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. It focuses on the development and commercialization of proprietary therapeutics based on hypoxia inducible factor biology for patients with kidney disease. Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. " (8/15/2018)
  • 2. HC Wainwright analysts commented, "Our $42 price target is based on a 13-year DCF analysis of the Hemophilia B (65% (5% POS). We anticipate Hemophilia B commercial launch during 2021 and model risk-adjusted peak sales of roughly $820M during 2028. We assume a launch price of $772.5K (durability >5 years), and at peak, we estimate about 775 patients in the U.S. and approximately 1,050 patients in the developed markets who would have received uniQure’s gene therapy, which represents an 50% of the overall commercial opportunity." (6/29/2018)
  • 3. Mizuho analysts commented, "We had a chance to catch up with CEO John Butler yesterday at the Bio CEO & Investor Conference. We summarize our key takeaways below. Akebia also provided an update on the Vadadustat development program yesterday morning including an expansion of the ongoing phase 2 For2ward and phase 3 Trilo2gy trials in collaboration with Otsuka (TYO:4578, Non rated). While this will delay the timeline for topline data in both programs, we see it as a positive overall as the company will now incorporate additional relevant endpoints with a greater number of patients for better positioning in commercialization. The timeline for data-readouts in the two pivotal Pro2tect and Inno2vate trials remains unchanged." (2/13/2018)

Who are some of Akebia Therapeutics' key competitors?

Who are Akebia Therapeutics' key executives?

Akebia Therapeutics' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. John P. Butler, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 54)
  • Mr. Michel Dahan, Sr. VP & Chief Bus. Officer (Age 39)
  • Dr. Rita Jain, Sr. VP & Chief Medical Officer (Age 56)
  • Mr. Jason A. Amello, Sr. VP, CFO & Treasurer (Age 50)
  • Ms. Theresa McNeely, Sr. VP - Corp. Communications and Investor Relations (Age 54)

Has Akebia Therapeutics been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about AKBA stock have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Akebia Therapeutics earned a news and rumor sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media stories about the biopharmaceutical company an impact score of 47.51 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days. View Recent Headlines for Akebia Therapeutics.

Who are Akebia Therapeutics' major shareholders?

Akebia Therapeutics' stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (8.82%), Eagle Asset Management Inc. (4.97%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (3.29%), Marshall Wace LLP (0.95%), Laurion Capital Management LP (0.90%) and Millennium Management LLC (0.69%). Company insiders that own Akebia Therapeutics stock include Duane Nash, Michel Dahan, Muneer A Satter and Nicole R Hadas. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Akebia Therapeutics.

Which major investors are selling Akebia Therapeutics stock?

AKBA stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Renaissance Technologies LLC, Laurion Capital Management LP, Millennium Management LLC, Acadian Asset Management LLC, American Century Companies Inc., Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp, Spark Investment Management LLC and Strs Ohio. Company insiders that have sold Akebia Therapeutics company stock in the last year include Duane Nash and Michel Dahan. View Insider Buying and Selling for Akebia Therapeutics.

Which major investors are buying Akebia Therapeutics stock?

AKBA stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Marshall Wace LLP, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL, P.A.W. Capital Corp, Eagle Asset Management Inc. and Alambic Investment Management L.P.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Akebia Therapeutics.

How do I buy shares of Akebia Therapeutics?

Shares of AKBA can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Akebia Therapeutics' stock price today?

One share of AKBA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $7.86.

How big of a company is Akebia Therapeutics?

Akebia Therapeutics has a market capitalization of $457.50 million and generates $177.98 million in revenue each year. The biopharmaceutical company earns $-76,910,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($1.77) on an earnings per share basis. Akebia Therapeutics employs 114 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Akebia Therapeutics?

Akebia Therapeutics' mailing address is 245 FIRST STREET SUITE 1100, CAMBRIDGE MA, 02142. The biopharmaceutical company can be reached via phone at 617-871-2098 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Akebia Therapeutics (NASDAQ AKBA)

Community Ranking:  3.0 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  260 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  175 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  435
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This page was last updated on 8/18/2018 by Staff

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