Flexion Therapeutics Inc (FLXN) Receives Overweight Rating from Cantor Fitzgerald

Cantor Fitzgerald restated their overweight rating on shares of Flexion Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:FLXN) in a report released on Saturday. They currently have a $34.00 price target on the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock.

FLXN has been the topic of several other research reports. BMO Capital Markets reissued an outperform rating and issued a $33.00 price objective on shares of Flexion Therapeutics in a research note on Thursday, December 15th. Janney Montgomery Scott reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $30.00 target price on shares of Flexion Therapeutics in a research report on Saturday, March 11th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. began coverage on Flexion Therapeutics in a research report on Thursday, December 22nd. They set a strong-buy rating and a $35.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut Flexion Therapeutics from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Friday, January 13th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed an outperform rating and set a $44.00 target price on shares of Flexion Therapeutics in a research report on Saturday, March 11th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $28.68.

Shares of Flexion Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FLXN) traded up 3.89% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $27.27. The company had a trading volume of 1,532,722 shares. Flexion Therapeutics has a 1-year low of $8.15 and a 1-year high of $28.20. The company’s market capitalization is $865.30 million. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $20.23 and a 200-day moving average price of $19.15.

Flexion Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FLXN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March 9th. The specialty pharmaceutical company reported ($0.79) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.71) by $0.08. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Flexion Therapeutics will post ($3.46) EPS for the current year.

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In other Flexion Therapeutics news, CFO Frederick W. Driscoll sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $23.00, for a total transaction of $69,000.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 10,777 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $247,871. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Neil Bodick sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, January 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.35, for a total value of $91,750.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 60,937 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,118,193.95. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 18,000 shares of company stock worth $358,550 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 18.00% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in FLXN. Keybank National Association OH boosted its stake in shares of Flexion Therapeutics by 0.7% in the fourth quarter. Keybank National Association OH now owns 10,357 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $197,000 after buying an additional 67 shares during the period. SECOR Capital Advisors LP acquired a new stake in shares of Flexion Therapeutics during the third quarter valued at approximately $214,000. Stoneridge Investment Partners LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Flexion Therapeutics during the third quarter valued at approximately $271,000. Jennison Associates LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Flexion Therapeutics during the third quarter valued at approximately $402,000. Finally, Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. acquired a new stake in shares of Flexion Therapeutics during the third quarter valued at approximately $620,000. 62.25% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Flexion Therapeutics Company Profile

Flexion Therapeutics, Inc is a United States-based specialty pharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of local therapies for the treatment of patients with musculoskeletal conditions, beginning with osteoarthritis (OA), a type of degenerative arthritis. The Company’s lead product candidate, Zilretta, is a late-stage, injectable, extended-release, intra-articular (IA) investigational steroid.

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