Aerie Pharmaceuticals' (AERI) Buy Rating Reiterated at Mizuho

Angelo Anderson
February 26, 2018

Paragon Capital Management Ltd, which manages about $706.03 million and $260.28M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vanguard Tax Managed Intl Fd (VEA) by 8,524 shares to 64,192 shares, valued at $2.79M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. The company has a quick ratio of 15.24, a current ratio of 15.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.78. Can now owns 4,160 shares of the company's stock valued at $204,000 after purchasing an additional 1,639 shares during the last quarter. About 2.19 million shares traded. KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) has risen 43.10% since February 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 163.50% the S&P500. (CHD) by 110.51% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The institutional investor held 103,300 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.29 million, up from 66,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock decreased 0.30% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $16.6. About 373,336 shares traded. It has underperformed by 16.31% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.73 in 2017 Q3. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,990.00, a P/E ratio of -15.75 and a beta of 0.87. It is positive, as 14 investors sold Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. shares while 41 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 69 raised stakes.

Suffolk Capital Management LLC decreased its stake in Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AERI) by 9.9% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Broadfin Lc invested 0.47% in Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The volume of 0.5 Million shares climbed down over an trading activity of 362.56 Million shares. 75,000 are owned by Ghost Tree Limited Liability Company. 35,078 are owned by Aqr Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation. Bamco Incorporated New York, a New York-based fund reported 6,156 shares. Sabby Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 4,726 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Oregon Employees Retirement Fund holds 0.05% or 61,843 shares in its portfolio. National Bank Of Nova Scotia invested 0.01% in Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AERI) has risen 180.20% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. Fund Mgmt holds 0.14% or 1.04 million shares in its portfolio. Baker Bros Advsr Ltd Partnership, New York-based fund reported 299,356 shares. Jennison Assoc Lc stated it has 1.88 million shares. Canaccord Genuity reissued a "positive" rating and issued a $73.00 price objective (up from $65.00) on shares of Aerie Pharmaceuticals in a report on Monday, October 16th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $76.00 price target (up from $65.00) on shares of Aerie Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Aerie Pharmaceuticals has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $74.21. (NASDAQ:AERI) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, February 16 by H.C. Wainwright. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 11 by Stifel Nicolaus. (NASDAQ:AERI) rating on Thursday, September 15. The rating was reinitiated by Canaccord Genuity with "Buy" on Tuesday, December 20. The firm has "Buy" rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Wednesday, September 20. American has invested 0% of its portfolio in EVERTEC, Inc. (NASDAQ:AERI) rating on Thursday, September 15. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, September 17 report. H.C. Wainwright maintained Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. They now have a $87.00 target price on the stock. The forecast of 3 surveyed investment analysts covering the stock advises investors to Buy stake in the company. (NASDAQ:MKTX) on Thursday, June 1 with "Buy" rating. Quantbot Technologies LP lifted its holdings in shares of Aerie Pharmaceuticals by 792.5% during the third quarter. BidaskClub lowered Aerie Pharmaceuticals from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research report on Saturday.

A number of other brokerages also recently issued reports on AERI. They expect $0.43 earnings per share, up 10.26% or $0.04 from last year's $0.39 per share. Schwab Charles Inv Mngmt Inc reported 152,668 shares. CSX Corporation had 104 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Monday, October 2 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Thursday, October 22. The rating was maintained by Maxim Group with "Buy" on Wednesday, January 31. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of EAT in report on Wednesday, July 19 with "Equal-Weight" rating. The company was maintained on Monday, December 18 by Cantor Fitzgerald. The firm has "Buy" rating by Aegis Capital given on Tuesday, November 1. Highland Capital Management Lp holds 35,000 shares. The rating was maintained by Maxim Group on Thursday, January 26 with "Buy". Its up 0.15, from 0.8 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 40 investors sold CHD shares while 228 reduced holdings. Hsbc Public Ltd Co has invested 0% of its portfolio in Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE:EVTC). Invesco accumulated 49,527 shares. Marshwinds Advisory stated it has 21,025 shares. (NYSE:EVTC). Gsa Prns Limited Liability Partnership invested in 0.02% or 15,516 shares. 794,614 are owned by State Street. Citigroup Incorporated invested in 0% or 56,911 shares. (NYSE:EVTC) or 208,620 shares. Burke And Herbert State Bank And Tru invested in 0.36% or 7,324 shares. Riverpoint Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation owns 10,188 shares or 0.01% of their U.S. portfolio. (NYSE:CHD). Moreover, Charter has 0.08% invested in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) for 13,398 shares. Alliancebernstein LP holds 0% in EVERTEC, Inc.

Clark Estates Inc, which manages about $602.48M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Scripps Networks Interact In (NYSE:SNI) by 251,500 shares to 89,500 shares, valued at $7.69 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced Starbucks Corp (NASDAQ:SBUX) stake by 13,900 shares and now owns 30,300 shares.

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