Ocera Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:OCRX) Lowered to Neutral at HC Wainwright

Ocera Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:OCRX) was downgraded by analysts at HC Wainwright from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday, November 3rd, MarketBeat.com reports. They currently have a $1.75 price objective on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. HC Wainwright’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 2.94% from the company’s previous close.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered Ocera Therapeutics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. Ocera Therapeutics has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $1.69.

Ocera Therapeutics (NASDAQ:OCRX) traded down $0.01 during trading on Friday, reaching $1.70. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 433,900 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,166,617. Ocera Therapeutics has a 12 month low of $0.52 and a 12 month high of $2.95.

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An institutional investor recently raised its position in Ocera Therapeutics stock. Virtu KCG Holdings LLC lifted its stake in shares of Ocera Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:OCRX) by 194.6% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 213,531 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after acquiring an additional 141,040 shares during the period. Virtu KCG Holdings LLC owned 0.81% of Ocera Therapeutics worth $248,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 20.20% of the company’s stock.

About Ocera Therapeutics

Ocera Therapeutics, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on acute and chronic orphan liver diseases. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of its clinical candidate, OCR-002, for the treatment of hepatic encephalopathy (HE). OCR-002 is a molecule, ornithine phenylacetate, which functions as an ammonia scavenger.

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