NASDAQ:FLKS - Flex Pharma Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$0.48 +0.01 (+2.13 %)
(As of 11/14/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$0.4720
Today's Range$0.46 - $0.51
52-Week Range$0.39 - $8.98
Volume1.03 million shs
Average Volume3.63 million shs
Market Capitalization$8.49 million
P/E Ratio-0.24
Dividend YieldN/A
Flex Pharma, Inc., a biotechnology company, develops and commercializes products for the treatment of muscle cramps, spasms, and spasticity associated with neurological conditions and exercise in the United States. It operates in two segments, Consumer Operations and Drug Development. The company's lead drug candidate is FLX-787, a single molecule, chemically synthesized, and dual transient receptor potential V1/A1 ion channel activator, which is in exploratory Phase 2 clinical trial in Australia for the treatment of patients with multiple sclerosis; and two Phase 2 clinical trials in the United States for the treatment of patients with motor neuron disease in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. It also offers HOTSHOT, a consumer beverage to prevent and treat exercise associated muscle cramps. The company markets and sells its HOTSHOT product online through its e-commerce Website, as well as through specialty retailers. Flex Pharma, Inc. was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

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


Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio4.75
Quick Ratio4.67


Trailing P/E Ratio-0.24
Forward P/E Ratio-0.39
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.27 million
Price / Sales6.83
Cash FlowN/A
Price / CashN/A
Book Value$0.61 per share
Price / Book0.79


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($1.99)
Net Income$-34,430,000.00
Net Margins-2,919.75%
Return on Equity-148.15%
Return on Assets-121.28%


Outstanding Shares18,070,000
Market Cap$8.49 million

Flex Pharma (NASDAQ:FLKS) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Flex Pharma's stock symbol?

Flex Pharma trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "FLKS."

How were Flex Pharma's earnings last quarter?

Flex Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:FLKS) posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November, 5th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.15) EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.21) by $0.06. The biotechnology company earned $0.25 million during the quarter. Flex Pharma had a negative return on equity of 148.15% and a negative net margin of 2,919.75%. View Flex Pharma's Earnings History.

When is Flex Pharma's next earnings date?

Flex Pharma is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, March 6th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Flex Pharma.

What price target have analysts set for FLKS?

5 brokers have issued 1-year price objectives for Flex Pharma's shares. Their forecasts range from $6.00 to $40.00. On average, they anticipate Flex Pharma's stock price to reach $17.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 3,471.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Flex Pharma.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Flex Pharma?

5 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Flex Pharma in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Flex Pharma.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Flex Pharma stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Flex Pharma stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Flex Pharma, Inc. is a biotechnology company. The Company is involved in developing treatments for nocturnal leg cramps and spasms associated with severe neuromuscular conditions. Flex Pharma, Inc. is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. " (9/21/2018)
  • 2. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, "Exploratory Phase II study of FLX-787 in MS showed statistically significant reduction of 27.3% (p=0.001) in frequency of cramps and a 1.4-day increase in the number of cramp-free days (p=0.0457)." (3/27/2018)

Has Flex Pharma been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about FLKS stock have trended neutral recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Flex Pharma earned a news impact score of 0.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the biotechnology company a news buzz of 7.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term.

Who are some of Flex Pharma's key competitors?

Who are Flex Pharma's key executives?

Flex Pharma's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Dr. William K. McVicar, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 60)
  • Dr. Roderick MacKinnon, Co-Founder & Co-Chair of Scientific Advisory Board (Age 62)
  • Mr. John McCabe, CFO, Treasurer & Sec. (Age 48)
  • Mr. Robert Hadfield, Advisor (Age 40)
  • Dr. Thomas C. Wessel, Outside Advisor (Age 62)

When did Flex Pharma IPO?

(FLKS) raised $60 million in an initial public offering on Thursday, January 29th 2015. The company issued 4,600,000 shares at $12.00-$14.00 per share. Jefferies and Piper Jaffray acted as the underwriters for the IPO and JMP Securities, Cantor Fitzgerald and Roth Capital Partners were co-managers.

Who are Flex Pharma's major shareholders?

Flex Pharma's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Renaissance Technologies LLC (3.94%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Flex Pharma.

Which major investors are buying Flex Pharma stock?

FLKS stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Renaissance Technologies LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Flex Pharma.

How do I buy shares of Flex Pharma?

Shares of FLKS 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 Flex Pharma's stock price today?

One share of FLKS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $0.49.

How big of a company is Flex Pharma?

Flex Pharma has a market capitalization of $8.49 million and generates $1.27 million in revenue each year. The biotechnology company earns $-34,430,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($1.99) on an earnings per share basis. Flex Pharma employs 22 workers across the globe.

What is Flex Pharma's official website?

The official website for Flex Pharma is

How can I contact Flex Pharma?

Flex Pharma's mailing address is 800 Boylston Street 24th Floor, Boston MA, 02199. The biotechnology company can be reached via phone at 617-874-1821 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Flex Pharma (NASDAQ FLKS)

Community Ranking:  2.9 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  288 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  207 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  495
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Flex Pharma and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe FLKS will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe FLKS will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 11/14/2018 by Staff

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