Aurinia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AUPH) (TSE:AUP) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The biotechnology company reported ($0.21) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.17) by ($0.04), Morningstar.com reports. The company had revenue of $0.38 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $0.07 million. Aurinia Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 30.34% and a negative net margin of 12,536.05%.

Shares of AUPH traded up $0.05 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $5.65. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 883,496 shares, compared to its average volume of 444,432. The company has a market capitalization of $476.10 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -6.14 and a beta of 2.22. Aurinia Pharmaceuticals has a 1-year low of $4.41 and a 1-year high of $6.69.

AUPH has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. BidaskClub upgraded Aurinia Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, July 14th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Aurinia Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $6.75 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, July 16th. Cantor Fitzgerald set a $18.00 target price on Aurinia Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, August 11th. HC Wainwright upped their target price on Aurinia Pharmaceuticals to $15.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, August 13th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Aurinia Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 28th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $11.79.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Stifel Financial Corp increased its holdings in shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals by 98.4% in the 1st quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 21,718 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $113,000 after purchasing an additional 10,772 shares during the period. Stanley Laman Group Ltd. bought a new stake in shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $276,000. Creative Planning grew its stake in shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals by 8.2% in the 2nd quarter. Creative Planning now owns 171,200 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $964,000 after buying an additional 13,000 shares in the last quarter. Ironwood Investment Management LLC grew its stake in shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals by 18.0% in the 2nd quarter. Ironwood Investment Management LLC now owns 218,568 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $1,231,000 after buying an additional 33,279 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $2,000,000. Institutional investors own 24.87% of the company’s stock.

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Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, engages in the research, development, and commercialization of therapeutic drugs for the treatment of autoimmune diseases in Canada, the United States, China, and Switzerland. The company is developing voclosporin, a calcineurin inhibitor for the treatment of lupus nephritis, dry eye syndrome, and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis.

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