NASDAQ:ESPR - Esperion Therapeutics Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $41.63 +0.24 (+0.58 %) (As of 03/25/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$41.39Today's Range$40.13 - $41.8752-Week Range$33.06 - $79.30Volume450,100 shsAverage Volume595,256 shsMarket Capitalization$1.12 billionP/E Ratio-5.52Dividend YieldN/ABeta2.17 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Esperion Therapeutics, Inc., a lipid management company, focuses on developing and commercializing oral therapies for the treatment of patients with elevated low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). Its lead product candidate is bempedoic acid/ezetimibe combination pill, a non-statin, orally available, LDL-C lowering therapy for patients with hypercholesterolemia and with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, and/or heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia that is in Phase III long-term safety and tolerability study. Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Receive ESPR News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for ESPR 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:ESPR Previous Symbol CUSIPN/A CIK1434868 Webwww.esperion.com Phone734-887-3903Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio2.22 Quick Ratio2.22Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio-5.52 Forward P/E Ratio-12.54 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual SalesN/A Price / SalesN/A Cash FlowN/A Price / Cash FlowN/A Book Value$2.95 per share Price / Book14.11Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($7.54) Net Income$-201,810,000.00 Net MarginsN/A Return on Equity-134.34% Return on Assets-104.49%Miscellaneous Employees76 Outstanding Shares26,825,000Market Cap$1.12 billion Next Earnings Date5/1/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable Esperion Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ESPR) Frequently Asked Questions What is Esperion Therapeutics' stock symbol? Esperion Therapeutics trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "ESPR." How were Esperion Therapeutics' earnings last quarter? Esperion Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ESPR) issued its earnings results on Thursday, August, 2nd. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.71) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of ($1.70) by $0.01. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted ($1.92) earnings per share. View Esperion Therapeutics' Earnings History. When is Esperion Therapeutics' next earnings date? Esperion Therapeutics is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May 1st 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Esperion Therapeutics. What price target have analysts set for ESPR? 13 equities research analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Esperion Therapeutics' shares. Their predictions range from $45.00 to $114.00. On average, they expect Esperion Therapeutics' share price to reach $74.9167 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 80.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Esperion Therapeutics. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Esperion Therapeutics? 13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Esperion Therapeutics in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 2 hold ratings, 8 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Esperion Therapeutics. What are Wall Street analysts saying about Esperion Therapeutics stock? Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Esperion Therapeutics stock: 1. Chardan Capital analysts commented, "We find the relevant statistical analyses in the NEJM publications roughly consistent with those of our consulted biostatisticians and still see the following open issues as unresolved:." (3/14/2019) 2. Northland Securities analysts commented, "We anticipate a clear path to approval in both jurisdictions, w/ commercialization in 1Q2020 (US) and 2Q2020 (EU), respectively. Esperion reported 4Q EPS of ($2.24) vs. the consensus of ($1.39), reflecting higher R&D associated w/ regulatory progression of bempedoic acid and various clinical trials, including its ~12,600 subject CLEAR Outcomes trial. Considering year-end cash equivalents of ~ $126MM, plus receipt of $150MM upfront payment in Europe (DSE) related to its EU partnership, we approximate current cash balances to be in the $250MM vicinity. The Co. anticipates net cash used from operations in 2019 to approximate $25MM-to-$35MM, reflecting the aforementioned receipt of the $150MM upfront payment from R&D cash expenditures, and $60MM-to- $65MM SG&A cash expenditures ." (3/1/2019) 3. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Esperion has no approved products in its portfolio. It focuses on developing new oral therapies for LDL-C lowering indications. The company’s pipeline products, bempedoic acid pill and bempedoic acid/Zetia combination pill achieved significant reduction in elevated bad cholesterol levels in hypercholesterolemia patients. The targeted area represents a significant opportunity. Esperion plans to file regulatory applications for both the candidates in the United States and Europe in the first half of 2019. However, Esperion neither has a marketed product nor a collaboration agreement to generate funds to support development and commercialization of its pipeline candidates. Esperion's share have outperformed the industry in past six months. Loss estimates have been stable ahead of Q4 earnings. Esperion has a mixed record of earnings surprise in the recent quarters." (2/8/2019) Has Esperion Therapeutics been receiving favorable news coverage? Media coverage about ESPR stock has trended somewhat negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Esperion Therapeutics earned a coverage optimism score of -1.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the biopharmaceutical company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future. Who are some of Esperion Therapeutics' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Esperion Therapeutics include Taro Pharmaceutical Industries (TARO), Amneal Pharmaceuticals (AMRX), TESARO (TSRO), HUTCHISON CHINA/S (HCM), ACADIA Pharmaceuticals (ACAD), Evotec (EVTCY), Agios Pharmaceuticals (AGIO), Blueprint Medicines (BPMC), Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical (RARE), Intercept Pharmaceuticals (ICPT), Amicus Therapeutics (FOLD), Global Blood Therapeutics (GBT), Mirati Therapeutics (MRTX), Reata Pharmaceuticals (RETA) and Ligand Pharmaceuticals (LGND). What other stocks do shareholders of Esperion Therapeutics own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Esperion Therapeutics investors own include Puma Biotechnology (PBYI), Micron Technology (MU), Celgene (CELG), BioMarin Pharmaceutical (BMRN), Gilead Sciences (GILD), Incyte (INCY), Exelixis (EXEL), NVIDIA (NVDA), bluebird bio (BLUE) and Portola Pharmaceuticals (PTLA). Who are Esperion Therapeutics' key executives? Esperion Therapeutics' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Timothy M. Mayleben M.B.A., Pres, CEO & Director (Age 58)Dr. Narendra D. Lalwani, Exec. VP of R&D (Age 66)Mr. Richard B. Bartram, CFO & Corp. Sec. (Age 37)Mr. Alexander Duke Schwartz, Sr. Director of Investor RelationsMs. Marianne Andreach, Sr. VP Who are Esperion Therapeutics' major shareholders? Esperion Therapeutics' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BB Biotech AG (12.66%), Meditor Group Ltd (10.00%), Partner Fund Management L.P. (7.01%), FMR LLC (2.76%), Bellevue Group AG (1.69%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.07%). Company insiders that own Esperion Therapeutics stock include Boxer Capital, Llc, Nicole Vitullo, Roger S Newton, Target N V Biotech and Timothy M Mayleben. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Esperion Therapeutics. Which major investors are selling Esperion Therapeutics stock? ESPR stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Nova Scotia, Northern Trust Corp, Partner Fund Management L.P., Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc., Tekla Capital Management LLC, GAM Holding AG, Bank of New York Mellon Corp and Squarepoint Ops LLC. Company insiders that have sold Esperion Therapeutics company stock in the last year include Boxer Capital, Llc, Nicole Vitullo and Roger S Newton. View Insider Buying and Selling for Esperion Therapeutics. Which major investors are buying Esperion Therapeutics stock? ESPR stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Hsbc Holdings PLC, FMR LLC, Norges Bank, BB Biotech AG, Bellevue Group AG, Millennium Management LLC, Meditor Group Ltd and Two Sigma Advisers LP. Company insiders that have bought Esperion Therapeutics stock in the last two years include Target N V Biotech and Timothy M Mayleben. View Insider Buying and Selling for Esperion Therapeutics. How do I buy shares of Esperion Therapeutics? Shares of ESPR 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 Esperion Therapeutics' stock price today? One share of ESPR stock can currently be purchased for approximately $41.63. How big of a company is Esperion Therapeutics? Esperion Therapeutics has a market capitalization of $1.12 billion. The biopharmaceutical company earns $-201,810,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($7.54) on an earnings per share basis. Esperion Therapeutics employs 76 workers across the globe. What is Esperion Therapeutics' official website? The official website for Esperion Therapeutics is http://www.esperion.com. How can I contact Esperion Therapeutics? Esperion Therapeutics' mailing address is 3891 RANCHERO DRIVE SUITE 150, ANN ARBOR MI, 48108. The biopharmaceutical company can be reached via phone at 734-887-3903 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Esperion Therapeutics (NASDAQ ESPR)Community Ranking: 2.7 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 458 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 377 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 835MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Esperion Therapeutics and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe ESPR will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe ESPR will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 3/25/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Do back-end load funds outperform no-load funds?