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Esperion Therapeutics (ESPR) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Shows

Trading volume was down 99.59% under the stocks average daily volume. 11903 shares were traded on Esperion Therapeutics, Inc.'s last session. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) for 110,012 shares. It has underperformed by 33.33% the S&P500.

Esperion Therapeutics Inc (ESPR) formed wedge up with $55.05 target or 3.00% above today's $53.45 share price. Esperion Therapeutics Inc Ne now has $1.40 billion valuation. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned ($0.62) EPS. About shares traded. Esperion Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ESPR) has risen 133.75% since October 5, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 117.05% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.52, from 1.74 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 45 investors sold Coach Inc shares while 199 reduced holdings. Gideon Capital reported 33,112 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can owns 1,300 shares. 363,347 were reported by Rhenman And Prtnrs Asset. Tiaa Cref Inv Mngmt Lc invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Coach Inc (NYSE:COH). 129,600 were accumulated by Dt Invest Ltd Llc. Jane Street Grp Limited Company owns 6,232 shares or 0% of their United States portfolio. It also reduced its holding in Medicines Co (NASDAQ:MDCO) by 135,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 545,000 shares, and cut its stake in Seaspan Corp (NYSE:SSW). Tarbox Family Office Inc stated it has 48 shares. Jpmorgan Chase & Communication holds 0% or 168,800 shares in its portfolio.

Since May 10, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 selling transactions for $1.57 million activity. Shares for $555,475 were sold by Hinrichs Joseph R on Friday, May 5. Dunn Sarah had sold 7,595 shares worth $349,876 on Wednesday, May 24. Therefore 59% are positive. Piper Jaffray has "Buy" rating and $1500 target. As per Tuesday, February 28, the company rating was upgraded by Citigroup. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. On Thursday, October 22 the stock rating was reinitiated by Wells Fargo with "Outperform". The firm has "Buy" rating by Piper Jaffray given on Monday, September 11. First Advisors Ltd Partnership invested in 0.04% or 353,732 shares. Thompson Davis owns 216 shares. Ishares Tr (IYH) was reduced too.

Based on the latest notes released to investors, 6 analysts have issued a rating of "buy", 3 analysts "outperform", 3 analysts "hold", 0 analysts "underperform" and 0 analysts "sell". Therefore 61% are positive. Esperion Therapeutics had 44 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus reinitiated the stock with "Hold" rating in Tuesday, May 17 report. As per Wednesday, June 29, the company rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse. The stock of Esperion Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ESPR) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, August 10 by Needham. Chardan Capital Markets maintained it with "Sell" rating and $36 target in Monday, August 31 report. BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BCRX) has risen 75.08% since October 3, 2016 and is uptrending. The stock of Esperion Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ESPR) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, October 26 by WallachBeth Capital. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, June 29 by JP Morgan.

The value in dollars went from $1,130,000 to $370,000 decreasing 67.3% since the last quarter. Its down 0.52, from 1.74 in 2017Q1. Esperion Therapeutics has a 12 month low of $9.40 and a 12 month high of $57.38. 26 funds opened positions while 34 raised stakes.

Analysts await Esperion Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ESPR) to report earnings on November, 2. Grassi Investment Management holds 52,950 shares or 0.17% of its portfolio. 18,540 were accumulated by Rhumbline Advisers. Pentwater Capital Management L P, a Illinois-based fund reported 1.99M shares. Clearbridge Investments Ltd owns 0% invested in Esperion Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ESPR) for 100 shares. Gam Ag owns 225,000 shares.

Equitec Proprietary Markets Llc increased Monsanto Co New (Put) (NYSE:MON) stake by 88,200 shares to 162,200 valued at $19.20M in 2017Q2. Kj Harrison Partners Inc reported 95,000 shares. Barclays Public Limited Co holds 0% or 77,706 shares. JMP Securities maintained Esperion Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ESPR) rating on Wednesday, March 9. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.92) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($1.67) by ($0.25). Equities research analysts predict that Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. will post ($7.29) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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