Mizuho Securities Believes Aerie Pharma (NASDAQ: AERI) Won’t Stop Here

In a report released today, Difei Yang from Mizuho Securities maintained a Buy rating on Aerie Pharma (AERIResearch Report), with a price target of $28.00. The company’s shares closed last Thursday at $19.25, close to its 52-week high of $19.42.

According to TipRanks.com, Yang has 0 stars on 0-5 stars ranking scale with an average return of -5.6% and a 33.3% success rate. Yang covers the Healthcare sector, focusing on stocks such as Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Sarepta Therapeutics, and Magenta Therapeutics.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Aerie Pharma is a Strong Buy with an average price target of $27.25, implying a 40.1% upside from current levels. In a report issued on February 19, Needham also assigned a Buy rating to the stock with a $26.00 price target.

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Based on Aerie Pharma’s latest earnings release for the quarter ending December 31, the company reported a quarterly revenue of $24.68 million and GAAP net loss of $46.14 million. In comparison, last year the company earned revenue of $24.66 million and had a GAAP net loss of $55.06 million.

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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. The company was founded by David L. Epstein, Casey C. Kopczynski, Thomas J. van Haarlem, and Eric J. Toone on June 22, 2005 and is headquartered in Durham, NC.