Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ICPT) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts

Shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ICPT) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the nineteen research firms that are presently covering the company. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $159.81.

A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. set a $200.00 price objective on Intercept Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday. JMP Securities restated a “buy” rating on shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Sunday, November 6th. Robert W. Baird restated an “outperform” rating and set a $332.00 price objective on shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Monday, November 7th. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “sell” rating and set a $60.00 price objective on shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Monday. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Intercept Pharmaceuticals from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 19th.

Shares of Intercept Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ICPT) traded up 1.25% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $124.15. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 271,899 shares. The stock’s market cap is $3.08 billion. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $109.76 and a 200-day moving average price of $130.67. Intercept Pharmaceuticals has a 52-week low of $91.50 and a 52-week high of $177.93.

In related news, insider Lisa Bright sold 249 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $113.60, for a total transaction of $28,286.40. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 18,209 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,068,542.40. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CMO David Shapiro sold 1,350 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $99.75, for a total transaction of $134,662.50. Following the sale, the chief marketing officer now directly owns 42,922 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,281,469.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 7,904 shares of company stock valued at $822,111. 9.20% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. A.R.T. Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in Intercept Pharmaceuticals during the fourth quarter valued at $706,000. White Square Capital LLP purchased a new stake in Intercept Pharmaceuticals during the fourth quarter valued at $7,117,000. Marshall Wace LLP boosted its stake in Intercept Pharmaceuticals by 180.7% in the fourth quarter. Marshall Wace LLP now owns 102,360 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $11,121,000 after buying an additional 65,892 shares during the period. FMR LLC boosted its stake in Intercept Pharmaceuticals by 0.3% in the fourth quarter. FMR LLC now owns 3,721,316 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $404,321,000 after buying an additional 12,360 shares during the period. Finally, State Street Corp boosted its stake in Intercept Pharmaceuticals by 20.2% in the fourth quarter. State Street Corp now owns 751,027 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $81,600,000 after buying an additional 126,011 shares during the period. 82.28% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Intercept Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of therapeutics to treat non-viral, progressive liver diseases. The Company’s product candidates have the potential to treat orphan and more prevalent diseases for which there are limited therapeutic solutions.

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