Minerva Neurosciences, Inc (NASDAQ:NERV) CFO Geoff Race sold 5,829 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $5.79, for a total value of $33,749.91. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 197,698 shares in the company, valued at $1,144,671.42. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

Shares of Minerva Neurosciences, Inc (NASDAQ:NERV) traded up $0.20 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $5.95. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 600,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 219,098. Minerva Neurosciences, Inc has a 1 year low of $4.80 and a 1 year high of $13.95.

Minerva Neurosciences (NASDAQ:NERV) last issued its earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.28) earnings per share for the quarter. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned ($0.24) earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Minerva Neurosciences, Inc will post -1.28 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of NERV. Nationwide Fund Advisors grew its stake in shares of Minerva Neurosciences by 14.2% in the second quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 13,005 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $115,000 after purchasing an additional 1,616 shares in the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. grew its stake in shares of Minerva Neurosciences by 54.6% in the second quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 15,794 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $140,000 after purchasing an additional 5,579 shares in the last quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd bought a new position in shares of Minerva Neurosciences in the second quarter worth $145,000. State of Wisconsin Investment Board bought a new position in shares of Minerva Neurosciences in the second quarter worth $159,000. Finally, Alpine Woods Capital Investors LLC grew its stake in shares of Minerva Neurosciences by 100.0% in the second quarter. Alpine Woods Capital Investors LLC now owns 20,000 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $177,000 after purchasing an additional 10,000 shares in the last quarter. 73.76% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Minerva Neurosciences from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Citigroup assumed coverage on Minerva Neurosciences in a research report on Friday, September 1st. They issued a “buy” rating and a $11.00 target price on the stock. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Minerva Neurosciences currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $13.94.

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Minerva Neurosciences Company Profile

Minerva Neurosciences, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of a portfolio of product candidates to treat patients suffering from central nervous system (CNS) diseases. The Company’s product portfolio and indications include MIN-101 for the treatment of schizophrenia; MIN-202, for the treatment of insomnia disorder and major depressive disorder (MDD); MIN-117, for the treatment of MDD, and MIN-301 for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

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