NASDAQ:AKCA - Akcea Therapeutics Stock Price, Price Target & More Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $28.57 +0.62 (+2.22 %) (As of 07/18/2018 12:36 PM ET)Previous Close$28.50Today's Range$27.89 - $28.6252-Week Range$9.80 - $33.99Volume6,245 shsAverage Volume216,127 shsMarket Capitalization$2.44 billionP/E Ratio-12.48Dividend YieldN/ABetaN/A Company ProfileFinancialsAnalyst RatingsEarnings HistoryInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial MediaChart Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Akcea Therapeutics, Inc., a late-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on developing and commercializing drugs to treat patients with cardiometabolic diseases caused by lipid disorders in the United States and internationally. It develops Volanesorsen, which has completed Phase 3 clinical study for the treatment of familial chylomicronemia syndrome; and that is in Phase 3 clinical study for the treatment of familial partial lipodystrophy. The company also develops AKCEA-APO(a)-LRx, which has completed Phase 2b clinical study for treating patients suffering with hyperlipoproteinemia; AKCEA-ANGPTL3-LRx that has completed Phase 1/2 clinical study for the treatment of multiple lipid disorders; and AKCEA-APOCIII-LRx, which is in Phase 1/2 study for the treatment of cardiovascular disease due to elevated triglyceride levels. It has strategic collaboration with Novartis Pharma AG. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. is a subsidiary of Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Receive AKCA News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for AKCA and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Pharmaceutical preparations Sub-IndustryN/A SectorMedical SymbolNASDAQ:AKCA CUSIPN/A Webwww.akceatx.com Phone617-207-0202 Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio2.55 Quick Ratio2.55 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio-12.48 Forward P/E Ratio-15.70 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$55.21 million Price / Sales44.29 Cash FlowN/A Price / CashN/A Book Value$2.70 per share Price / Book10.58 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($2.24) Net Income$-109,750,000.00 Net Margins-126.00% Return on Equity-75.90% Return on Assets-27.67% Miscellaneous Employees100 Outstanding Shares85,590,000Market Cap$2,436.83 Akcea Therapeutics (NASDAQ:AKCA) Frequently Asked Questions What is Akcea Therapeutics' stock symbol? Akcea Therapeutics trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "AKCA." How were Akcea Therapeutics' earnings last quarter? Akcea Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:AKCA) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May, 3rd. The company reported ($0.44) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.37) by $0.07. The firm earned $17.11 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $12.12 million. Akcea Therapeutics had a negative return on equity of 75.90% and a negative net margin of 126.00%. Akcea Therapeutics's quarterly revenue was up 181.0% compared to the same quarter last year. View Akcea Therapeutics' Earnings History. What price target have analysts set for AKCA? 4 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Akcea Therapeutics' shares. Their predictions range from $20.00 to $38.00. On average, they anticipate Akcea Therapeutics' stock price to reach $29.3333 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 3.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings for Akcea Therapeutics. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Akcea Therapeutics? 4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Akcea Therapeutics in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." Who are some of Akcea Therapeutics' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Akcea Therapeutics include Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT), Beigene (BGNE), Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR), Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX), SAGE Therapeutics (SAGE), Alkermes (ALKS), Catalent (CTLT), Ionis Pharmaceuticals (IONS), United Therapeutics (UTHR), FibroGen (FGEN), Loxo Oncology (LOXO), GALAPAGOS NV/S (GLPG), Agios Pharmaceuticals (AGIO), Dr.Reddy's Laboratories (RDY) and Ligand Pharmaceuticals (LGND). Who are Akcea Therapeutics' key executives? Akcea Therapeutics' management team includes the folowing people: Ms. Paula Soteropoulos, CEO & Director (Age 50)Mr. Michael F. MacLean, Chief Financial Officer (Age 52)Dr. Louis St. Laurence O'Dea FRCPC, MB, BCh, BAO, FRCP(C), Chief Medical Officer, Exec. VP & Head of Regulatory Affairs (Age 67)Ms. Sarah Boyce, Pres & Director (Age 46)Mr. Jeffrey M. Goldberg, Chief Operating Officer (Age 45) When did Akcea Therapeutics IPO? (AKCA) raised $125 million in an initial public offering (IPO) on Friday, July 14th 2017. The company issued 9,600,000 shares at a price of $12.00-$14.00 per share. Cowen and Company, Stifel and Wells Fargo Securities served as the underwriters for the IPO and BMO Capital Markets was co-manager. Has Akcea Therapeutics been receiving favorable news coverage? Media headlines about AKCA stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Akcea Therapeutics earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 44.54 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days. Who are Akcea Therapeutics' major shareholders? Akcea Therapeutics' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include IONIS PHARMACEUTICALS INC (75.00%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Akcea Therapeutics. How do I buy shares of Akcea Therapeutics? Shares of AKCA 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 Akcea Therapeutics' stock price today? One share of AKCA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $28.29. How big of a company is Akcea Therapeutics? Akcea Therapeutics has a market capitalization of $2.44 billion and generates $55.21 million in revenue each year. The company earns $-109,750,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($2.24) on an earnings per share basis. Akcea Therapeutics employs 100 workers across the globe. How can I contact Akcea Therapeutics? Akcea Therapeutics' mailing address is 55 CAMBRIDGE PARKWAY SUITE 100, CAMBRIDGE MA, 92010. The company can be reached via phone at 617-207-0202 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Akcea Therapeutics (NASDAQ AKCA)Community Ranking: 2.6 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 141 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 132 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 273MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Akcea Therapeutics and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe AKCA will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe AKCA will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 7/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Do closed-end mutual funds pay dividends?