NASDAQ:CPRX - Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$5.24 +1.22 (+30.35 %)
(As of 03/26/2019 04:26 AM ET)
Previous Close$4.02
Today's Range$4.03 - $5.25
52-Week Range$1.85 - $5.25
Volume13.21 million shs
Average Volume1.37 million shs
Market Capitalization$538.35 million
P/E Ratio-15.88
Dividend YieldN/A
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on developing and commercializing therapies for people with rare debilitating, chronic neuromuscular, and neurological diseases. Its product candidates include Firdapse, a proprietary form of amifampridine phosphate that has completed Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of patients with lambert-eaton myasthenic syndrome; is in Phase III clinical trial to treat congenital myasthenic syndromes; and is in Phase III clinical trial for the treatment of anti-MuSK antibody positive myasthenia gravis, as well as is in Phase II clinical trial for patients with spinal muscular atrophy type 3. The company is also developing CPP-115, a gamma-aminobutyric acid aminotransferase inhibitor for the treatment of refractory infantile spasms; and CPP-109, a vigabatrin tablet. It has license agreements with Northwestern University, New York University and the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, and BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. The company was formerly known as Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc. and changed its name to Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in May 2015. Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is based in Coral Gables, Florida.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Pharmaceutical preparations
Current SymbolNASDAQ:CPRX



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$500,000.00
Book Value$0.49 per share


Net Income$-34,000,000.00


Market Cap$538.35 million
Next Earnings Date5/8/2019 (Estimated)

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CPRX) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Catalyst Pharmaceuticals' stock symbol?

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "CPRX."

How were Catalyst Pharmaceuticals' earnings last quarter?

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:CPRX) issued its earnings results on Monday, March, 18th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.14) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.12) by $0.02. The biopharmaceutical company had revenue of $0.50 million for the quarter. View Catalyst Pharmaceuticals' Earnings History.

When is Catalyst Pharmaceuticals' next earnings date?

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May 8th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Catalyst Pharmaceuticals.

What price target have analysts set for CPRX?

4 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Catalyst Pharmaceuticals' stock. Their predictions range from $6.00 to $10.00. On average, they expect Catalyst Pharmaceuticals' share price to reach $7.3750 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 40.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Catalyst Pharmaceuticals.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Catalyst Pharmaceuticals?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Catalyst Pharmaceuticals in the last year. There are currently 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Catalyst Pharmaceuticals.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Catalyst Pharmaceuticals stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Catalyst Pharmaceuticals stock:
  • 1. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, ". We reiterate our Overweight rating and increase our PT to $10 from $9 on CPRX following the company’s 4Q18 earnings call this AM. Despite just 2 months into the launch, we are impressed by the initial metrics reported today for Firdapse, with faster than expected transitioning of patients on 3,4-DAP to commercial drug, favorable insurance timelines and a growing number of new patients that were not previously on 3,4-DAP. The company reported net loss of $0.14 for the quarter and $0.33 for the year, and ended 2018 with $58.5M in cash." (3/19/2019)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Catalyst is developing Firdapse, which is the only candidate in late-stage development, for additional indications. All the other candidates are in early stages of development. Thus, the successful development and commercialization of drug candidates is highly crucial for the company. The company’s share price movement shows that the stock has underperformed the industry year to date. Loss estimates have widened ahead of the Q4 earnings release. The company has an average positive earnings surprise history. However, In November 2018, Firdapse was approved by the FDA for the treatment of Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome (LEMS) in adults. Firdapse is the first approved product for Catalyst and thus is a big boost for the company. With the approval, the company will start generating revenues.  Firdapse becomes the first FDA approved treatment for LEMS." (2/13/2019)
  • 3. HC Wainwright analysts commented, "We raised our PT to $9 from $6 in view of the additional color on the commercial front. We adjusted the launch cost of and lowered the peak penetration from 25% to 18%." (12/14/2018)

Has Catalyst Pharmaceuticals been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about CPRX stock has trended somewhat negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Catalyst Pharmaceuticals earned a media sentiment score of -1.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave headlines about the biopharmaceutical company a news buzz of 8.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is very likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days.

Who are some of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals' key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Catalyst Pharmaceuticals investors own include Novavax (NVAX), SLS International (SLS), Verastem (VSTM), Synergy Pharmaceuticals (SGYP), Inovio Pharmaceuticals (INO), Trevena (TRVN), Rigel Pharmaceuticals (RIGL), Corbus Pharmaceuticals (CRBP), AcelRx Pharmaceuticals (ACRX) and Micron Technology (MU).

Who are Catalyst Pharmaceuticals' key executives?

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Patrick J. McEnany, Co-Founder, Chairman, CEO & Pres (Age 72)
  • Ms. Alicia Grande, VP, CFO & Treasurer (Age 48)
  • Dr. Steven R. Miller, COO & Chief Scientific Officer (Age 57)
  • Mr. Brian Elsbernd, Chief Legal & Compliance Officer (Age 55)
  • Dr. Gary Ingenito, Chief Medical Officer (Age 63)

Who are Catalyst Pharmaceuticals' major shareholders?

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.79%), Broadfin Capital LLC (6.10%), Northern Trust Corp (1.10%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.04%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.04%) and Knott David M (0.60%). Company insiders that own Catalyst Pharmaceuticals stock include Charles B O'keeffe, Donald A Denkhaus and Patrick J Mcenany. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Catalyst Pharmaceuticals.

Which major investors are selling Catalyst Pharmaceuticals stock?

CPRX stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Prudential Financial Inc., Northern Trust Corp, Pura Vida Investments LLC and MetLife Investment Advisors LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Catalyst Pharmaceuticals.

Which major investors are buying Catalyst Pharmaceuticals stock?

CPRX stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Broadfin Capital LLC, BlackRock Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Two Sigma Investments LP, Virtu Financial LLC, Geode Capital Management LLC and Geode Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought Catalyst Pharmaceuticals stock in the last two years include Charles B O'keeffe, Donald A Denkhaus and Patrick J Mcenany. View Insider Buying and Selling for Catalyst Pharmaceuticals.

How do I buy shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals?

Shares of CPRX 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 Catalyst Pharmaceuticals' stock price today?

One share of CPRX stock can currently be purchased for approximately $5.24.

How big of a company is Catalyst Pharmaceuticals?

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals has a market capitalization of $538.35 million and generates $500,000.00 in revenue each year. The biopharmaceutical company earns $-34,000,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($0.33) on an earnings per share basis. Catalyst Pharmaceuticals employs 21 workers across the globe.

What is Catalyst Pharmaceuticals' official website?

The official website for Catalyst Pharmaceuticals is

How can I contact Catalyst Pharmaceuticals?

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals' mailing address is 355 ALHAMBRA CIRCLE SUITE 1250, CORAL GABLES FL, 33134. The biopharmaceutical company can be reached via phone at 305-420-3200 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Catalyst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ CPRX)

Community Ranking:  3.2 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  345 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  192 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  537
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Catalyst Pharmaceuticals and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe CPRX will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe CPRX will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 3/26/2019 by Staff

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