Tommy G. Thompson Sells 2,000 Shares of United Therapeutics Co. (UTHR) Stock

United Therapeutics Co. (NASDAQ:UTHR) Director Tommy G. Thompson sold 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $139.37, for a total transaction of $278,740.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 2,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $278,740. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

United Therapeutics Co. (NASDAQ:UTHR) opened at 140.05 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $6.30 billion, a P/E ratio of 9.18 and a beta of 1.42. United Therapeutics Co. has a 52 week low of $97.52 and a 52 week high of $169.89. The company has a 50-day moving average of $152.27 and a 200-day moving average of $137.20.

United Therapeutics (NASDAQ:UTHR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 22nd. The biotechnology company reported $4.12 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $3.61 by $0.51. United Therapeutics had a net margin of 44.40% and a return on equity of 41.78%. The business earned $409 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $415.51 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $3.80 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts predict that United Therapeutics Co. will post $14.13 EPS for the current year.

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Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of UTHR. Mason Street Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in United Therapeutics during the second quarter valued at $2,155,000. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund boosted its stake in United Therapeutics by 39.6% in the third quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 26,223 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $3,096,000 after buying an additional 7,441 shares during the period. Fisher Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in United Therapeutics by 1.0% in the third quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 3,124 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $369,000 after buying an additional 32 shares during the period. Creative Planning boosted its stake in United Therapeutics by 40.2% in the third quarter. Creative Planning now owns 3,379 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $399,000 after buying an additional 969 shares during the period. Finally, Fox Run Management L.L.C. purchased a new stake in United Therapeutics during the third quarter valued at $496,000.

Several analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of United Therapeutics in a research note on Tuesday, February 14th. Wedbush reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $229.00 price target on shares of United Therapeutics in a research note on Wednesday, February 8th. Standpoint Research downgraded shares of United Therapeutics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 19th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of United Therapeutics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 17th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC downgraded shares of United Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to an “underperform” rating and decreased their price target for the company from $149.47 to $116.00 in a research note on Monday, March 6th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. United Therapeutics currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $138.31.

About United Therapeutics

United Therapeutics Corporation is a biotechnology company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of products for the treatment of chronic and life-threatening conditions. The Company markets and sells four commercial therapies in the United States to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH): Remodulin (treprostinil) Injection; Tyvaso (treprostinil) Inhalation Solution (Tyvaso); Orenitram (treprostinil) Extended-Release Tablets (Orenitram); and Adcirca (tadalafil) Tablets (Adcirca).

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