Intra-Cellular Therapies Inc (ITCI) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” by Brokerages
Shares of Intra-Cellular Therapies Inc (NASDAQ:ITCI) have received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the fourteen research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have assigned a hold recommendation and ten have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $29.10.
ITCI has been the subject of several analyst reports. BidaskClub raised Intra-Cellular Therapies from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 21st. ValuEngine lowered Intra-Cellular Therapies from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Zacks Investment Research raised Intra-Cellular Therapies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada initiated coverage on Intra-Cellular Therapies in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $33.00 price objective for the company.
Intra-Cellular Therapies stock traded down $0.02 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $20.25. 163,303 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 531,795. Intra-Cellular Therapies has a 12 month low of $7.85 and a 12 month high of $25.82. The firm has a market cap of $1,108.37, a PE ratio of -9.56 and a beta of 0.58.
In related news, VP Lawrence J. Hineline sold 49,700 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.02, for a total transaction of $994,994.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, SVP Michael Halstead sold 25,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, January 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.03, for a total value of $459,765.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 191 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,443.73. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 21.00% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Russell Investments Group Ltd. bought a new stake in shares of Intra-Cellular Therapies during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $101,000. SG Americas Securities LLC lifted its stake in shares of Intra-Cellular Therapies by 45.9% during the 3rd quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 12,060 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $190,000 after acquiring an additional 3,794 shares during the last quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas bought a new stake in shares of Intra-Cellular Therapies during the 4th quarter worth approximately $212,000. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Intra-Cellular Therapies during the 4th quarter worth approximately $213,000. Finally, First Mercantile Trust Co. lifted its stake in shares of Intra-Cellular Therapies by 77.3% during the 4th quarter. First Mercantile Trust Co. now owns 15,588 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $226,000 after acquiring an additional 6,797 shares during the last quarter. 70.47% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
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About Intra-Cellular Therapies
Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc, a biopharmaceutical company, engages in developing novel drugs for the treatment of neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases. The company is developing its lead drug candidate, lumateperone, known as ITI-007, for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, behavioral disturbances in patients with dementia, and other neuropsychiatric and neurological disorders.
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