NASDAQ:AKBA - Akebia Therapeutics Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $6.14 +0.09 (+1.49 %) (As of 01/16/2019 06:50 AM ET)Previous Close$6.05Today's Range$5.92 - $6.1552-Week Range$5.20 - $15.82Volume694,245 shsAverage Volume1.22 million shsMarket Capitalization$345.21 millionP/E Ratio-3.47Dividend YieldN/ABeta1.48 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Akebia 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. Receive AKBA News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for AKBA and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Pharmaceutical preparations Sub-IndustryN/A SectorMedical Current SymbolNASDAQ:AKBA Previous Symbol CUSIPN/A Webwww.akebia.com Phone617-871-2098Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio2.24 Quick Ratio2.24Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio-3.47 Forward P/E Ratio-2.64 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$177.98 million Price / Sales1.97 Cash FlowN/A Price / Cash FlowN/A Book Value$2.52 per share Price / Book2.44Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($1.77) Net Income$-76,910,000.00 Net Margins-30.29% Return on Equity-45.61% Return on Assets-17.54%Miscellaneous Employees114 Outstanding Shares57,060,000Market Cap$345.21 million OptionableOptionable 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) issued its earnings results on Thursday, November, 8th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.46) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.64) by $0.18. The biopharmaceutical company had revenue of $53.17 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $39.71 million. Akebia Therapeutics had a negative net margin of 30.29% and a negative return on equity of 45.61%. View Akebia Therapeutics' Earnings History. When is Akebia Therapeutics' next earnings date? Akebia Therapeutics is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, March 11th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Akebia Therapeutics. What price target have analysts set for AKBA? 5 brokers have issued 12-month price objectives for Akebia Therapeutics' shares. Their forecasts range from $9.00 to $22.00. On average, they anticipate Akebia Therapeutics' stock price to reach $16.1667 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 163.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Akebia Therapeutics. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Akebia Therapeutics? 5 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Akebia Therapeutics in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 4 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. " (1/15/2019) 2. Mizuho analysts commented, "We expect Akebia to compete with two other products within next-generation (HIF-PHI) anemia drugs and we believe order of market entry will be; 1) Fibrogen (FGEN, Buy, $74 PT)’s roxadustat, 2) Akebia’s vadadustat, and 3) GlaxoSmithKline (GSK, Not-rated)’s daprodustat, which we think is ~ 6 months behind vadadustat." (12/4/2018) 3. 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) Has Akebia Therapeutics been receiving favorable news coverage? Headlines about AKBA stock have been trending positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Akebia Therapeutics earned a coverage optimism score of 2.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the biopharmaceutical company a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term. Are investors shorting Akebia Therapeutics? Akebia Therapeutics saw a drop in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 5,625,043 shares, a drop of 61.0% from the December 14th total of 14,427,584 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,440,325 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.9 days. Currently, 5.5% of the company's stock are sold short. View Akebia Therapeutics' Current Options Chain. Who are some of Akebia Therapeutics' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Akebia Therapeutics include Phibro Animal Health (PAHC), Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals (ARWR), TherapeuticsMD (TXMD), Wave Life Sciences (WVE), Myovant Sciences (MYOV), Nabriva Therapeutics (NBRV), Clovis Oncology (CLVS), Spectrum Pharmaceuticals (SPPI), Esperion Therapeutics (ESPR), Uniqure (QURE), Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals (KNSA), Rhythm Pharmaceuticals (RYTM), Amphastar Pharmaceuticals (AMPH), Tricida (TCDA) and Retrophin (RTRX). 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. Nicole R. Hadas, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 45) Who are Akebia Therapeutics' major shareholders? Akebia Therapeutics' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Bristol Advisors LLC (0.03%). 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 institutional investors are buying Akebia Therapeutics stock? AKBA stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bristol Advisors LLC. 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 $6.14. How big of a company is Akebia Therapeutics? Akebia Therapeutics has a market capitalization of $345.21 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. What is Akebia Therapeutics' official website? The official website for Akebia Therapeutics is http://www.akebia.com. 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: 2.9 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 278 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 203 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 481MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Akebia Therapeutics and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe AKBA will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe AKBA will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 1/16/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: How is the LIBOR rate calculated?