Kura Oncology (KURA) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results

Kura Oncology (NASDAQ:KURA) posted its earnings results on Tuesday, May 7th. The company reported ($0.37) EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.45) by $0.08, Morningstar.com reports.

Shares of NASDAQ:KURA traded up $0.26 on Friday, reaching $16.24. 703 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 183,745. The company has a market capitalization of $619.82 million, a PE ratio of -9.44 and a beta of 2.79. Kura Oncology has a fifty-two week low of $10.20 and a fifty-two week high of $22.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.05, a quick ratio of 13.80 and a current ratio of 13.80.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on KURA shares. ValuEngine lowered Kura Oncology from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 13th. Oppenheimer restated a “buy” rating on shares of Kura Oncology in a research report on Tuesday, March 19th. BidaskClub downgraded Kura Oncology from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 16th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Kura Oncology from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, May 8th. Finally, HC Wainwright set a $31.00 target price on Kura Oncology and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 8th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $27.83.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its holdings in shares of Kura Oncology by 46.9% in the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 42,222 shares of the company’s stock valued at $739,000 after purchasing an additional 13,489 shares in the last quarter. Fosun International Ltd purchased a new stake in shares of Kura Oncology in the fourth quarter valued at $2,643,000. Rhumbline Advisers increased its stake in shares of Kura Oncology by 59.1% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 37,118 shares of the company’s stock worth $521,000 after acquiring an additional 13,781 shares during the last quarter. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Kura Oncology by 111.6% in the third quarter. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC now owns 21,375 shares of the company’s stock worth $374,000 after acquiring an additional 11,273 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Prosight Management LP increased its stake in shares of Kura Oncology by 24.8% in the fourth quarter. Prosight Management LP now owns 316,581 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,445,000 after acquiring an additional 62,950 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 83.93% of the company’s stock.

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About Kura Oncology

Kura Oncology, Inc, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, develops medicines for the treatment of cancer. Its pipeline consists of small molecule product candidates that target cancer. The company's lead product candidate is Tipifarnib, an oral farnesyl transferase inhibitor that is in Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of solid tumors, peripheral T-cell lymphomas, myelodysplastic syndromes, acute myeloid leukemia, and chronic myelomonocytic leukemia.

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