Citigroup Inc. Upgrades Esperion Therapeutics Inc (ESPR) to Purchase

The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.44) earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of ($1.80) by $0.36. The stock increased 1.87% or $1.72 during the last trading session, reaching $93.58. About 19.18 million shares traded. $2.01 billion is Esperion Therapeutics Inc's market cap. It has outperformed by 17.84% the S&P500. Meditor Group Ltd bought 27,900 shares as the company's stock rose 22.41% while stock markets declined. Chardan Capital restated a neutral rating and issued a $75.00 target price (up previously from $20.00) on shares of Esperion Therapeutics in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. (NASDAQ:ESPR). Moreover, Bnp Paribas Arbitrage has 0% invested in Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. On Wednesday, March 7 the stock of Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. About 395,332 shares traded. Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESPR) has risen 89.86% since April 14, 2017 and is uptrending. ESPR outperformed by 78.31% the S&P 500. It also increased its holding in Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc (NASDAQ:BMRN) by 4,500 shares in the quarter, for a total of 30,000 shares, and has risen its stake in Carmax Inc (NYSE:KMX). Therefore 48% are positive. On Wednesday, October 18 Needham maintained Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESPR) has "Equal-Weight" rating given on Wednesday, June 29 by Barclays Capital. As per Friday, November 3, the company rating was downgraded by JP Morgan. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, November 17 by Goldman Sachs. In Monday, March 19 report Jefferies maintained it with "Buy" rating and $85.0 target. "Buy" rating has 7, "Sell" are 0, while 4 are "Hold". On Wednesday, February 21 the rating was maintained by Needham with "Buy". (NASDAQ:FB) on Thursday, November 5 with "Buy" rating. The firm earned "Sector Perform" rating on Thursday, February 23 by RBC Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.33 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.04, from 0.9 in 2017Q3. During the same quarter last year, the business posted ($1.29) EPS. sell-side analysts expect that Esperion Therapeutics will post -5.61 earnings per share for the current year.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. (NASDAQ:ESPR). Virginia-based Quantitative Invest Limited Com has invested 0.02% in Esperion Therapeutics, Inc.

The stock of Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESPR) for 4,388 shares. Susquehanna initiated it with "Positive" rating and $125 target in Monday, August 10 report. Swiss Financial Bank owns 188,800 shares or 0.01% of their U.S. portfolio. Aimz Investment Advsrs Limited Co invested in 1.57% or 11,844 shares. Tiaa Cref Limited Com invested 0% in Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESPR) for 65,752 shares. Pinnacle Associate Limited invested in 659,803 shares. Jasper Ridge Partners LP reported 9,773 shares. (NASDAQ:ESPR). Principal Group holds 4,169 shares or 0% of its portfolio. (NASDAQ:ESPR). State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D owns 36,875 shs. Rothschild Asset Management Incorporated reported 20,871 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. (NASDAQ:ESPR). Rhenman And Partners Asset Management accumulated 3.44% or 386,626 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.25, from 0.91 in 2017Q3. Rhumbline Advisers grew its holdings in shares of Esperion Therapeutics by 10.6% during the third quarter. 122 funds opened positions while 265 raised stakes. OLAFSSON OLAF also sold $2.11 million worth of Time Warner Inc. Canada Pension Plan Board holds 52,300 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Carmignac Gestion stated it has 1.89M shares. Bp Plc holds 93,000 shares. Asset Management invested 1.25% in Facebook, Inc. Capital Guardian Co invested in 977,335 shares. After $0.51 actual EPS reported by Bruker Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -52.94% negative EPS growth. Renaissance Techs Lc accumulated 0.08% or 389,700 shares. Vestor Capital Ltd Liability Corp holds 3.09% or 167,245 shares. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Esperion Therapeutics during the fourth quarter valued at $496,000. (NYSE:V) to report earnings on April, 19. The stock decreased 0.07% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $134.32. BRKR's profit will be $37.40 million for 31.43 P/E if the $0.24 EPS becomes a reality. Previous year: $-1.8; Analysts forcast: $-1.45. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Therefore 81% are positive. The company rating was maintained by UBS on Wednesday, January 17. (NYSE:TWX) rating on Friday, November 6. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, August 22 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, February 1 with "Overweight". The rating was initiated by WallachBeth Capital on Monday, October 26 with "Buy". On Tuesday, March 27 Chardan Capital Markets maintained Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. The stock of Visa Inc. Eastern Natl Bank holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:V) rating on Thursday, October 26. Bank of America raised Esperion Therapeutics from a neutral rating to a buy rating and set a $76.00 price target for the company in a research report on Friday, January 5th.

Since December 14, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $2.88 million activity. $2.83M worth of Facebook, Inc. On Tuesday, November 21 the stock rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with "Hold".

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