Portola Pharmaceuticals (PTLA) Given "Buy" Rating at Citigroup

About 1.22M shares traded or 51.44% up from the average.

Portola Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PTLA) last announced its earnings results on Monday, November 6th. It has outperformed by 34.47% the S&P500. We have $49.78 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:PTLA worth $94.62M more.

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When investors engage in short selling or "shorting a stock", they actually borrow shares from an existing owner, sell the borrowed shares at market price, and take the cash. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 72.24% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors. Preferred Bk Los Angeles Ca Co now has $867.99M valuation. The stock decreased 1.19% or $0.57 during the last trading session, reaching $47.25. About 2.75 million shares traded. It has outperformed by 41.59% the S&P500.

Among 10 analysts covering Healthstream (NASDAQ:HSTM), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Goldman Sachs initiated the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, December 18 report. Morgan Stanley has "Buy" rating and $7000 target.

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Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ PTLA) opened at $47.82 on Thursday. Oppenheimer set a $80.00 price objective on Portola Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. On Wednesday, August 9 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Buy". The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, October 2 by Robert W. Baird. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, May 31. As per Monday, March 28, the company rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs. The company was maintained on Friday, May 27 by Citigroup. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, September 20 by Credit Suisse.

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Citigroup reiterated their buy rating on shares of Portola Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PTLA) in a report issued on Thursday. KS raised its position in Portola Pharmaceuticals by 38.7% in the 3rd quarter. Jacobs Levy Equity Mngmt accumulated 6,950 shares. (NASDAQ:PTLA). Ameriprise Incorporated holds 31,472 shares or 0% of its portfolio. (NASDAQ:PTLA). California Employees Retirement Systems reported 40,500 shares. Tower Research Cap Ltd Llc (Trc) accumulated 3,223 shares or 0.01% of the stock. While talking about Performance of the Stock, Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. now has a Weekly performance of -6.22%, monthly performance percentage is -1.99 percent, Quarterly performance is -11.03 percent, 6 months performance shows a percent value of -13.71% and Yearly Performance is 109.92 percent. (NASDAQ:PTLA). Pinnacle Associate Limited holds 0.49% or 492,381 shares. Northern invested 0.01% in Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTLA) for 4,254 shares. Russell Investments Group Ltd. bought a new stake in shares of Portola Pharmaceuticals during the 2nd quarter valued at $1,047,000. (NASDAQ:PTLA) for 145,000 shares. Gam Ag holds 151,600 shares. Teacher Retirement Sys Of Texas accumulated 0% or 5,310 shares. Hall Laurie J Trustee, Massachusetts-based fund reported 190 shares. (NASDAQ:HSTM) for 45,000 shares. KS now owns 727,812 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock valued at $39,324,000 after purchasing an additional 202,925 shares during the period. First Mercantile Trust Co. bought a new stake in shares of Portola Pharmaceuticals during the first quarter worth approximately $165,000.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $563,950 activity.

In related news, Director Henry Ward Wolff sold 12,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Friday, December 15th. Moreover, Pnc Group has 0% invested in Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTLA). Credit Agricole S A, France-based fund reported 37,500 shares. During the same quarter past year, the firm earned ($1.64) earnings per share. After $-1.41 actual earnings per share reported by Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.80% negative EPS growth. (NASDAQ:PTLA) was released by: Fool.com and their article: "Portola Pharmaceuticals Gets a Surprise Present From the FDA" with publication date: December 20, 2017. The firm is developing Betrixaban, an oral once-daily inhibitor of Factor Xa that is in Phase III clinical stage for extended duration VTE prophylaxis in acute medically ill patients for 35 days of in-hospital and post-discharge use; Andexanet alfa, a recombinant protein, which is in Phase III and IV stages for reverse anticoagulant activity in patients treated with fXa inhibitor; and Cerdulatinib, an orally available dual kinase inhibitor, which is in Phase IIa clinical stage for hematologic, blood, cancers, and inflammatory disorders.

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