BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ:BMRN) Receives Average “Moderate Buy” Recommendation From Brokerages

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: BMRN – Get a rating) received an average recommendation of “moderate buy” from the seventeen brokerages that currently cover the company, Marketbeat reports. Two equity research analysts rated the stock with a hold recommendation and twelve gave the company a buy recommendation. The 12-month average price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock over the past year is $112.86.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Barclays raised its price target on BioMarin Pharmaceutical shares from $112.00 to $125.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a Thursday, August 4, research note. StockNews.com upgraded shares of BioMarin Pharmaceutical from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a Tuesday, Aug. 9 research note. Piper Sandler raised her price target on BioMarin Pharmaceutical shares from $125.00 to $128.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a Tuesday, Aug. 9 research note. Robert W. Baird reiterated an “outperform” rating and posted a $112.00 price target on BioMarin Pharmaceutical shares in a research note on Friday, August 26. Finally, TheStreet upgraded shares of BioMarin Pharmaceutical from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a Friday, September 9 research note.

Insider Trading at BioMarin Pharmaceutical

In other news, CFO Brian Müller sold 7,337 shares of the company in a transaction that took place on Friday, July 8. The shares were sold at an average price of $89.50, for a total transaction of $656,661.50. Following the completion of the sale, the CFO now owns 30,726 shares of the company, valued at approximately $2,749,977. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, accessible via this hyperlink. In related news, CFO Brian Müller sold 7,337 shares in a trade that took place on Friday, July 8. The shares were sold at an average price of $89.50, for a total value of $656,661.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the CFO now owns 30,726 shares of the company, valued at approximately $2,749,977. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available via the SEC website. Also, VPE George Eric Davis sold 7,398 shares of the company in a trade on Friday, July 8. The stock was sold at an average price of $90.00, for a total transaction of $665,820.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 58,941 shares of the company, valued at $5,304,690. Disclosure of this sale can be found here. In the past 90 days, insiders have sold 30,940 shares of the company valued at $2,873,126. Insiders of the company own 1.75% of the shares of the company.

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Institutional Trading

Several hedge funds have recently increased or reduced their holdings in the stock. Private Trust Co. NA bought a new position in shares of BioMarin Pharmaceutical in the second quarter worth about $57,000. Prelude Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in BioMarin Pharmaceutical during the second quarter worth approximately $811,000. Legal & General Group Plc increased its stake in BioMarin Pharmaceutical by 5.6% in the 2nd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 1,250,892 shares in the biotech company worth $103,662,000 after buying an additional 66,683 shares last quarter. ExodusPoint Capital Management LP increased its stake in BioMarin Pharmaceutical by 427.6% in Q2. ExodusPoint Capital Management LP now owns 111,470 shares of the biotech company worth $9,238,000 after buying an additional 90,341 shares last quarter. Finally, Centiva Capital LP increased its stake in BioMarin Pharmaceutical by 17.3% in the 2nd quarter. Centiva Capital LP now owns 30,210 shares of the biotech company worth $2,504,000 after buying 4,460 more shares last quarter. Institutional investors hold 94.84% of the company’s shares.

BioMarin Pharmaceutical trades up 0.1%

BMRN opened at $88.21 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $16.36 billion, a P/E ratio of 339.28, a P/E/G ratio of 1.90 and a beta of 0.32. BioMarin Pharmaceutical has a 12-month low of $70.73 and a 12-month high of $97.76. The company’s fifty-day simple moving average is $90.06 and its 200-day simple moving average is $83.31. The company has a current ratio of 5.42, a quick ratio of 3.69 and a debt ratio of 0.24.

BioMarin Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ: BMRN – Get a rating) last released its quarterly results on Wednesday, August 3. The biotech company reported EPS of $0.15 for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.04. BioMarin Pharmaceutical achieved a net margin of 2.83% and a return on equity of 1.78%. In the same quarter a year earlier, the company posted EPS of $0.23. As a group, research analysts expect BioMarin Pharmaceutical to post EPS of 0.91 for the current fiscal year.

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Company Profile

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BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc develops and markets therapies for people with rare diseases and serious, life-threatening medical conditions. Its commercial products include Vimizim, an enzyme replacement therapy for the treatment of mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) IV type A, a lysosomal storage disorder; Naglazyme, a recombinant form of N-acetylgalactosamine 4-sulfatase for patients with MPS VI; and Kuvan, a proprietary synthetic oral form of 6R-BH4 used to treat patients with phenylketonuria (PKU), an inherited metabolic disease.

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