Nick Pizzie Acquires 1,920 Shares of Axsome Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:AXSM) Stock

Axsome Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:AXSM) CFO Nick Pizzie acquired 1,920 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 11th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $20.80 per share, for a total transaction of $39,936.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief financial officer now directly owns 1,920 shares in the company, valued at $39,936. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Nick Pizzie also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Tuesday, March 19th, Nick Pizzie acquired 5,400 shares of Axsome Therapeutics stock. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $12.58 per share, with a total value of $67,932.00.

Shares of Axsome Therapeutics stock opened at $20.85 on Wednesday. Axsome Therapeutics Inc has a 12 month low of $1.94 and a 12 month high of $26.45. The firm has a market cap of $733.72 million, a PE ratio of -18.13 and a beta of 2.75. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.08, a quick ratio of 5.68 and a current ratio of 5.68.

Axsome Therapeutics (NASDAQ:AXSM) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 9th. The company reported ($0.32) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.31) by ($0.01). Sell-side analysts predict that Axsome Therapeutics Inc will post -1.29 earnings per share for the current year.

Several equities analysts recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Axsome Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 22nd. BidaskClub lowered shares of Axsome Therapeutics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Finally, Leerink Swann assumed coverage on shares of Axsome Therapeutics in a research report on Monday, April 8th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $25.00 price target on the stock. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $30.83.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. boosted its holdings in Axsome Therapeutics by 113.7% during the first quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 3,400 shares of the company’s stock valued at $48,000 after acquiring an additional 1,809 shares during the period. Focused Wealth Management Inc bought a new stake in Axsome Therapeutics in the 1st quarter valued at about $64,000. Northern Trust Corp lifted its holdings in shares of Axsome Therapeutics by 15.9% during the 1st quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 35,358 shares of the company’s stock worth $503,000 after acquiring an additional 4,843 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. increased its position in shares of Axsome Therapeutics by 14.6% during the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 64,049 shares of the company’s stock worth $181,000 after buying an additional 8,137 shares during the period. Finally, Barclays PLC bought a new position in Axsome Therapeutics during the fourth quarter worth $30,000. Institutional investors own 44.22% of the company’s stock.

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Axsome Therapeutics Company Profile

Axsome Therapeutics, Inc, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, engages in developing novel therapies for central nervous system (CNS) disorders in the United States. Its product pipeline includes AXS-05, which is in the Phase III clinical trial for the treatment resistant depression; Phase II/III clinical trials in agitation associated with Alzheimer's disease; and Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of smoking cessation, as well as for major depressive disorder.

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