Spot Check on Stock With Abnormal Activity Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AERI)

Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 4,447 shares of the company's stock worth $168,000 after buying an additional 2,090 shares during the last quarter. 697,636 shares of the company traded hands. It has underperformed by 35.98% the S&P500. Including today's unusual volume, Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc.'s stock is performing at 54.82% on the year.

Aerie Pharmaceuticals Company Profile Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company.

Short traders are feeling a little more bearish on shares of the company as evidenced by the rise in short interest. It has outperformed by 163.50% the S&P500.The move comes after 9 months negative chart setup for the $1.98B company.

Among 13 analysts covering Aerie Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AERI), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Aerie Pharmaceuticals had 32 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, July 20 the stock rating was maintained by H.C. Wainwright with "Buy". The company was maintained on Thursday, September 17 by Stifel Nicolaus. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, July 20 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of AERI in report on Friday, October 28 with "Outperform" rating. Principal Financial Group bought a fresh stake in Aerie Pharmaceuticals in the 2nd period worth at $427,000. The company was maintained on Friday, September 15 by Needham.

Aerie Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AERI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 1st. The Business's product candidates include Rhopressa (netarsudil ophthalmic solution) 0.02% (Rhopressa), and Roclatan (netarsudil/latanoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.02%/0.005% (Roclatan). Below is a list of Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AERI) latest ratings and price target changes. The company has market cap of $1.98 billion.

Cabot holds 15.54% of its portfolio in Cabot Corp for 388,771 shares.

Since May 9, 2017, it had 1 insider purchase, and 1 sale for $1.08 million activity. BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd acquired a new position in Aerie Pharmaceuticals in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $202,000.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in Q4 2016. Its down 1.36, from 2.49 in 2016Q3.

As of the end of the quarter Venbio Select Advisor LLC had sold 194,158 shares trimming its holdings by 45.7%. 15 funds opened positions while 56 raised stakes. AXA held about 0.57% of Aerie Pharmaceuticals during the latest fiscal quarter. Fiduciary Trust Co owns 1.19 million shares or 1.96% of their U.S. portfolio.

05/25/2017 - Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. had its "outperform" rating reiterated by analysts at Cowen. The stock of Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AERI) earned "Strong Buy" rating by Raymond James on Wednesday, September 14. Envestnet Asset holds 0% or 414 shares. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans owns 109,130 shares. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale has invested 0.01% in Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AERI). Endurant Cap Mgmt Limited Partnership invested in 0.98% or 62,630 shares. Geduld E E holds 0.13% of its portfolio in Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AERI) for 6,000 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage owns 463 shares.

About 64,596 shares traded.

Analysts await Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AERI) to report earnings on November, 1. They expect $0.92 earnings per share, down 8.00% or $0.08 from last year's $1 per share.

Many other big clients also quite recently purchased and unloaded stocks of the shares. Iguana Healthcare Management, LLC expanded its stake by buying 10,000 shares an increase of 11.8% from 03/31/2017 to 06/30/2017. Short shares increased 809,364 over that period. CBT's profit will be $57.24M for 14.63 P/E if the $0.92 EPS becomes a reality.

The company reported ($0.76) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of ($0.74) by $0.02.

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