Collegium Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:COLL) had its price objective hoisted by Needham & Company LLC from $28.00 to $35.00 in a report released on Wednesday morning, MarketBeat reports. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock.
Other equities research analysts also recently issued reports about the stock. Janney Montgomery Scott set a $26.00 price objective on shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. HC Wainwright reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $21.00 price objective on shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical in a report on Friday, November 17th. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $24.00 price objective on shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical in a report on Thursday, December 7th. Finally, Jefferies Group upped their price objective on shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical to $27.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. Collegium Pharmaceutical presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $26.33.
Shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ COLL) opened at $21.43 on Wednesday. Collegium Pharmaceutical has a fifty-two week low of $7.37 and a fifty-two week high of $26.77.
In other news, CEO Michael Thomas Heffernan sold 50,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.53, for a total value of $776,500.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 558,987 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $8,681,068.11. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, insider Alison B. Fleming sold 4,601 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $17.25, for a total transaction of $79,367.25. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 28,513 shares in the company, valued at $491,849.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 1,105,558 shares of company stock worth $19,346,677. Insiders own 25.76% of the company’s stock.
Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Nationwide Fund Advisors lifted its holdings in shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical by 27.8% in the second quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 12,889 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $161,000 after buying an additional 2,802 shares in the last quarter. Royal Bank of Canada lifted its holdings in shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical by 12.7% in the second quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 29,139 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $365,000 after buying an additional 3,285 shares in the last quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical by 87.5% in the fourth quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. now owns 7,500 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $138,000 after buying an additional 3,500 shares in the last quarter. Teton Advisors Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical by 18.5% in the fourth quarter. Teton Advisors Inc. now owns 32,000 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $591,000 after buying an additional 5,000 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its holdings in shares of Collegium Pharmaceutical by 12.8% in the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 45,254 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $475,000 after buying an additional 5,136 shares in the last quarter. 82.29% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
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Collegium Pharmaceutical Company Profile
Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc is a specialty pharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in developing and commercializing abuse-deterrent products that incorporate its DETERx platform technology for the treatment of chronic pain and other diseases. Its products include Xtampza ER and ONSOLIS. Its DETERx platform provides extended-release drug delivery, while safeguarding against common methods of abuse and tampering, including crushing, chewing, and heating and injecting.
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