Aerie Pharma (AERI) Received its Third Buy in a Row

After Needham and Piper Jaffray gave Aerie Pharma (NASDAQ: AERI) a Buy rating last month, the company received another Buy, this time from Mizuho Securities. Analyst Difei Yang maintained a Buy rating on Aerie Pharma today and set a price target of $54.00. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $18.35, close to its 52-week low of $17.15.

According to, Yang is currently ranked with no stars on a 0-5 star ranking scale, with an average return of -4.5% and a 37.3% success rate. Yang covers the Healthcare sector, focusing on stocks such as Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Audentes Therapeutics, and Revance Therapeutics.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Strong Buy analyst consensus rating for Aerie Pharma with a $42.43 average price target, implying a 134.2% upside from current levels. In a report issued on November 15, Needham also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $40.00 price target.

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The company has a one-year high of $50.10 and a one-year low of $17.15. Currently, Aerie Pharma has an average volume of 1.32M.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 44 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is positive on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders buying their shares of AERI in relation to earlier this year.

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Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. engages in the discovery, development, and commercialization of therapies for the treatment of patients with open-angle glaucoma, retinal diseases and other diseases of the eye. Its products include Rhopressa, Roclatan, AR-13503, and AR-1105.