Insider Buying: Flexion Therapeutics Inc (FLXN) CFO Buys 4,000 Shares of Stock

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Flexion Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:FLXN) CFO David Arkowitz purchased 4,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 13th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $11.99 per share, for a total transaction of $47,960.00. Following the purchase, the chief financial officer now owns 86,924 shares in the company, valued at $1,042,218.76. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

David Arkowitz also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Wednesday, May 8th, David Arkowitz sold 2,248 shares of Flexion Therapeutics stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $10.06, for a total value of $22,614.88.

Flexion Therapeutics stock traded down $0.18 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $13.08. 4,914 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 599,443. The company has a market capitalization of $493.11 million, a PE ratio of -2.90 and a beta of 1.56. Flexion Therapeutics Inc has a fifty-two week low of $9.65 and a fifty-two week high of $29.10. The company has a current ratio of 6.32, a quick ratio of 6.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.10.

Flexion Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FLXN) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, May 8th. The specialty pharmaceutical company reported ($1.09) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($1.13) by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $10.56 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $11.10 million. Flexion Therapeutics had a negative return on equity of 131.94% and a negative net margin of 549.07%. Analysts predict that Flexion Therapeutics Inc will post -4.07 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several brokerages recently commented on FLXN. BidaskClub downgraded Flexion Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 7th. Benchmark raised Flexion Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Thursday, May 9th. Laidlaw set a $18.00 price objective on Flexion Therapeutics and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 11th. Zacks Investment Research raised Flexion Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 6th. Finally, Northland Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price objective on shares of Flexion Therapeutics in a research note on Friday, March 1st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Flexion Therapeutics currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $23.71.

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. increased its holdings in Flexion Therapeutics by 100.0% during the 4th quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. now owns 2,000 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $26,000 after purchasing an additional 1,000 shares in the last quarter. Next Capital Management LLC bought a new position in Flexion Therapeutics during the 4th quarter worth about $84,000. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA grew its holdings in shares of Flexion Therapeutics by 53,692.3% in the 1st quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 6,993 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $87,000 after acquiring an additional 6,980 shares in the last quarter. Advisor Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Flexion Therapeutics by 68.2% in the 4th quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 8,608 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $97,000 after acquiring an additional 3,490 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY grew its holdings in shares of Flexion Therapeutics by 341.0% in the 4th quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 10,455 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $118,000 after acquiring an additional 8,084 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 94.96% of the company’s stock.

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About Flexion Therapeutics

Flexion Therapeutics, Inc, a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of anti-inflammatory and analgesic therapies for the treatment of patients with musculoskeletal conditions. It offers ZILRETTA, an intra-articular injection for the management of osteoarthritis (OA) pain of the knee in the United States.

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