Stemline Therapeutics (STML) Sees Unusually-High Trading Volume

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Stemline Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:STML) saw unusually-strong trading volume on Friday . Approximately 2,407,398 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 217% from the previous session’s volume of 760,106 shares.The stock last traded at $13.62 and had previously closed at $13.47.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on STML shares. Roth Capital set a $33.00 price objective on Stemline Therapeutics and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, December 2nd. HC Wainwright set a $38.00 price objective on Stemline Therapeutics and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 7th. ValuEngine upgraded Stemline Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, November 23rd. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $20.00 price objective on Stemline Therapeutics and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 21st. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Stemline Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, November 23rd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $25.40.

The company has a market capitalization of $429.62 million, a PE ratio of -4.63 and a beta of 1.12.

In related news, COO Kenneth Hoberman sold 2,995 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.36, for a total transaction of $34,023.20. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, CEO Ivan Bergstein sold 6,800 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.41, for a total value of $77,588.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 100,880 shares of company stock worth $1,145,287 in the last 90 days. 14.80% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in STML. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can purchased a new position in Stemline Therapeutics during the 4th quarter worth approximately $47,000. Legal & General Group Plc grew its stake in Stemline Therapeutics by 27.1% during the 4th quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 5,249 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $50,000 after buying an additional 1,120 shares during the last quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY grew its stake in Stemline Therapeutics by 327.0% during the 4th quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 8,523 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $81,000 after buying an additional 6,527 shares during the last quarter. Bank of America Corp DE grew its stake in Stemline Therapeutics by 56.8% during the 4th quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 10,669 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $101,000 after buying an additional 3,866 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC purchased a new position in Stemline Therapeutics during the 4th quarter worth approximately $108,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 64.82% of the company’s stock.

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Stemline Therapeutics Company Profile (NASDAQ:STML)

Stemline Therapeutics, Inc, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery, acquisition, development, and commercialization of proprietary oncology therapeutics in the United States and internationally. The company develops SL-401, a targeted therapy directed to the interleukin-3 receptor (IL-3R), which has completed Phase II clinical trial for patients with blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm; is in Phase I/II clinical trials for patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms, chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, myelofibrosis, and acute myeloid leukemia; and is in Phase I clinical trial in combination with other agents for patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma.

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