Published On: Tue, Sep 6th, 2016

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc. (IRWD) Trading 5.3% Higher

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:IRWD) traded up 5.3% during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as $13.97 and last traded at $13.96, with a volume of 415,254 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $13.26.
Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on IRWD shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Ironwood Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 target price for the company in a report on Monday, July 25th. Barclays PLC increased their target price on shares of Ironwood Pharmaceuticals from $11.00 to $12.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Friday, August 5th. Wedbush reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $10.00 target price on shares of Ironwood Pharmaceuticals in a report on Thursday, August 4th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their target price on shares of Ironwood Pharmaceuticals from $15.00 to $16.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, August 5th. Finally, Leerink Swann reissued a “market perform” rating and issued a $14.00 target price (up from $10.00) on shares of Ironwood Pharmaceuticals in a report on Monday, August 8th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Ironwood Pharmaceuticals currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $15.20.

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The firm has a 50-day moving average of $13.68 and a 200-day moving average of $11.91. The firm’s market capitalization is $2.03 billion.
Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IRWD) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, August 4th. The company reported ($0.16) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.15) by $0.01. The company earned $54.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $54.49 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned ($0.34) EPS. The company’s revenue was up 96.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts anticipate that Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc. will post ($0.76) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a biotechnology company. The Company’s products Linaclotide provides patients and healthcare practitioners with a treatment option for adults in the United States and certain other countries with irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C), chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) and gastrointestinal (GI) disorders.

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