NASDAQ:DRRX - DURECT Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$0.6901 -0.04 (-5.48 %)
(As of 12/16/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$0.6901
Today's Range$0.69 - $0.75
52-Week Range$0.69 - $2.55
Volume564,716 shs
Average Volume274,921 shs
Market Capitalization$111.84 million
P/E Ratio-23.00
Dividend YieldN/A
DURECT Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, researches and develops medicines based on its epigenetic regulator and drug delivery programs. The company offers ALZET product line that consists of osmotic pumps and accessories used for experimental research in mice, rats, and other laboratory animals; and a range of biodegradable polymers for use as raw materials in their products for pharmaceutical and medical devices under the LACTEL brand. Its product pipeline consists of multiple investigational drug candidates in clinical development, such as DUR-928, an endogenous, orally bioavailable small molecule that is in Phase II development stage to play a regulatory role in lipid homeostasis, inflammation, and cell survival. The company's advanced oral and injectable delivery technologies are designed to enable new indications and enhanced attributes for small-molecule and biologic drugs, including REMOXY ER, an investigational extended release pain relief drug based on ORADUR technology; and POSIMIR, an investigational analgesic product intended to deliver bupivacaine to provide up to 3 days of pain relief after surgery. DURECT Corporation markets and sells its ALZET and LACTEL product lines through direct sales force in the United States, as well as through a network of distributors in Japan, Europe, and internationally. The company has collaboration agreements with Sandoz AG; Indivior UK Ltd.; Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.; Zogenix, Inc.; and Pain Therapeutics, Inc. DURECT Corporation was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Pharmaceutical preparations
Current SymbolNASDAQ:DRRX
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.36
Current Ratio2.72
Quick Ratio2.53


Trailing P/E Ratio-23.00
Forward P/E Ratio-4.31
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$49.17 million
Price / Sales2.27
Cash FlowN/A
Price / Cash FlowN/A
Book Value$0.14 per share
Price / Book4.93


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($0.03)
Net Income$-3,690,000.00
Net Margins-28.39%
Return on Equity-36.86%
Return on Assets-17.25%


Outstanding Shares162,060,000
Market Cap$111.84 million

DURECT (NASDAQ:DRRX) Frequently Asked Questions

What is DURECT's stock symbol?

DURECT trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "DRRX."

How were DURECT's earnings last quarter?

DURECT Co. (NASDAQ:DRRX) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November, 7th. The specialty pharmaceutical company reported ($0.02) earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of ($0.02). The specialty pharmaceutical company earned $8.04 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $6.58 million. DURECT had a negative return on equity of 36.86% and a negative net margin of 28.39%. View DURECT's Earnings History.

When is DURECT's next earnings date?

DURECT is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, March 7th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for DURECT.

What price target have analysts set for DRRX?

1 brokerages have issued 1-year target prices for DURECT's shares. Their predictions range from $3.00 to $3.00. On average, they anticipate DURECT's stock price to reach $3.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 334.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for DURECT.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for DURECT?

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

Has DURECT been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about DRRX stock has trended positive on Sunday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. DURECT earned a coverage optimism score of 3.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the specialty pharmaceutical company a news buzz of 8.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is very likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days.

Who are some of DURECT's key competitors?

Who are DURECT's key executives?

DURECT's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Dr. Felix Theeuwes, Co-Founder, Chairman & Distinguished Scientist (Age 80)
  • Dr. James E. Brown, Co-Founder, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 61)
  • Mr. Matthew J. Hogan, CFO & Sec. (Age 58)
  • Ms. Judy R. Joice, Sr. VP of Operations & Corp. Quality Assurance (Age 61)
  • Mr. Michael H. Arenberg, Sr. VP of Corp. & Bus. Devel.

Who are DURECT's major shareholders?

DURECT's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.01%), Ingalls & Snyder LLC (5.38%), Vanguard Group Inc (4.38%), Vanguard Group Inc. (4.38%), Gagnon Securities LLC (1.54%) and Panagora Asset Management Inc. (1.23%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for DURECT.

Which major investors are selling DURECT stock?

DRRX stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Tocqueville Asset Management L.P., TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC and Bridgeway Capital Management Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for DURECT.

Which major investors are buying DURECT stock?

DRRX stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Gagnon Securities LLC, Bell Rock Capital LLC, AQR Capital Management LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Panagora Asset Management Inc., Vanguard Group Inc, Vanguard Group Inc. and Acadian Asset Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for DURECT.

How do I buy shares of DURECT?

Shares of DRRX 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 DURECT's stock price today?

One share of DRRX stock can currently be purchased for approximately $0.6901.

How big of a company is DURECT?

DURECT has a market capitalization of $111.84 million and generates $49.17 million in revenue each year. The specialty pharmaceutical company earns $-3,690,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($0.03) on an earnings per share basis. DURECT employs 93 workers across the globe.

What is DURECT's official website?

The official website for DURECT is

How can I contact DURECT?

DURECT's mailing address is 10260 BUBB RD, CUPERTINO CA, 95014. The specialty pharmaceutical company can be reached via phone at 408-777-1417.

MarketBeat Community Rating for DURECT (NASDAQ DRRX)

Community Ranking:  3.0 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  204 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  134 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  338
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about DURECT and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe DRRX will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe DRRX will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/16/2018 by Staff

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