HC Wainwright Reiterates $8.00 Price Target for Agile Therapeutics (NASDAQ:AGRX)

Agile Therapeutics (NASDAQ:AGRX) received a $8.00 price objective from analysts at HC Wainwright in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday, December 22nd. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock. HC Wainwright’s target price points to a potential upside of 143.90% from the stock’s previous close.

The analysts wrote, “it as Just Another Delay; Reiterate Buy but Lower to $8 Stock Data 12/21/2017 Price $4.76 Exchange NASDAQ Price Target $8.00 52-Week High $6.62 52-Week Low $2.04 Enterprise Value (M) $131.3 Market Cap (M) $163 Shares Outstanding (M) 34.2 3 Month Avg Volume 267,948 Short Interest (M) 0.30 Balance Sheet Metrics Cash (M) $43.8 Total Debt (M) $12.1 Total Cash/Share $1.28 EPS Diluted Full Year – Dec 2016A 2017E 2018E 1Q (0.27) (0.26)A (0.28) 2Q (0.29) (0.26)A (0.26) 3Q (0.27) (0.22)A (0.29) 4Q (0.18) (0.24) (0.32) FY (1.02) (0.98) (1.16) Revenue ($M) Full Year – Dec 2016A 2017E 2018E 1Q 0.0 0.0A 0.0 2Q 0.0 0.0A 0.0 3Q 0.0 0.0A 0.0 4Q 0.0 0.0 0.0 FY 0.0 0.0 0.0 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 DEC- 16 APR- 17 AUG- 17 DEC- 17 20 15 10 5 0 Vol. (mil) Price Twirla Complete Response Letter surprisingly focused on patch adhesion; we believe the issues are readily addressable. The consensus investor Twirla sticking issue has been around the “high” Phase 3 Pearl Index (implied lower efficacy) vs. prior.””

Other research analysts also recently issued research reports about the stock. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 target price on shares of Agile Therapeutics in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. ValuEngine cut shares of Agile Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Janney Montgomery Scott restated a “buy” rating and issued a $13.00 price target (down from $15.00) on shares of Agile Therapeutics in a report on Thursday, August 24th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald restated an “overweight” rating and issued a $8.00 price target on shares of Agile Therapeutics in a report on Thursday, September 21st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $9.20.

Shares of Agile Therapeutics (AGRX) opened at $3.28 on Friday. Agile Therapeutics has a 12 month low of $1.93 and a 12 month high of $5.60. The firm has a market cap of $110.08, a price-to-earnings ratio of -3.57 and a beta of 2.01. The company has a quick ratio of 4.10, a current ratio of 4.10 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14.

Agile Therapeutics (NASDAQ:AGRX) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The specialty pharmaceutical company reported ($0.22) EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.25) by $0.03. sell-side analysts expect that Agile Therapeutics will post -0.97 EPS for the current year.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of AGRX. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC purchased a new position in shares of Agile Therapeutics during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $122,000. Royce & Associates LP increased its holdings in shares of Agile Therapeutics by 1.1% during the 2nd quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 998,582 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $3,745,000 after purchasing an additional 11,000 shares in the last quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Agile Therapeutics by 39.2% during the 2nd quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 2,772,200 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $10,396,000 after purchasing an additional 780,578 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its holdings in Agile Therapeutics by 604.2% in the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 95,820 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $359,000 after acquiring an additional 82,213 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. purchased a new stake in Agile Therapeutics in the 2nd quarter worth $309,000. 72.92% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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About Agile Therapeutics

Agile Therapeutics, Inc is a women’s health specialty pharmaceutical company. The Company is focused in the development and commercialization of prescription contraceptive products. The Company has developed a transdermal patch technology, called Skinfusion. The Company’s lead product candidate is Twirla, also known as AG200-15, is a combined hormonal contraceptive (CHC) patch.

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