Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Capricor Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CAPR) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Tuesday.

According to Zacks, “Capricor Therapeutics, Inc. is a biotechnology company. It is focused on the development of novel therapeutics to prevent and treat heart disease. The Company has two drug candidates in development: Cenderitide and CU-NP. Capricor Therapeutics, Inc., formerly known as Nile Therapeutics, Inc., is based in San Mateo, California. “

A number of other equities analysts have also weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Capricor Therapeutics from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 2nd. HC Wainwright decreased their target price on shares of Capricor Therapeutics from $8.60 to $3.50 and set a buy rating on the stock in a report on Monday, December 31st. Maxim Group lowered shares of Capricor Therapeutics from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, December 26th. Finally, TheStreet lowered shares of Capricor Therapeutics from a c- rating to a d+ rating in a report on Monday, October 15th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $3.00.

CAPR traded up $0.01 on Tuesday, reaching $0.62. 600 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 159,654. The firm has a market capitalization of $18.10 million, a PE ratio of -1.42 and a beta of -1.06. Capricor Therapeutics has a twelve month low of $0.31 and a twelve month high of $2.29.

Capricor Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CAPR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 13th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.14) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.13) by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $0.22 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $0.90 million. Capricor Therapeutics had a negative return on equity of 159.36% and a net margin of 24.75%. Equities analysts anticipate that Capricor Therapeutics will post -0.57 EPS for the current year.

Capricor Therapeutics Company Profile

Capricor Therapeutics, Inc (NASDAQ:CAPR) is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of first-in-class biological therapeutics for the treatment of rare disorders. Capricor’s lead candidate, CAP-1002, is an allogeneic cell therapy that is currently in clinical development for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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