Shares of NextCure Inc (NASDAQ:NXTC) have earned an average broker rating score of 1.17 (Strong Buy) from the three analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating on the company.

Brokerages have set a 12-month consensus target price of $25.33 for the company and are forecasting that the company will post ($0.47) earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned NextCure an industry rank of 53 out of 256 based on the ratings given to related companies.

A number of analysts have recently commented on NXTC shares. Bank of America restated a “buy” rating and set a $43.00 price objective (up from $36.00) on shares of The Medicines in a report on Tuesday, July 9th. Piper Jaffray Companies downgraded Cypress Semiconductor from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, June 3rd. Finally, Morgan Stanley downgraded Meili from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating and dropped their price objective for the stock from $14.00 to $4.20 in a report on Monday, June 3rd.

In related news, major shareholder X L.P. Canaan purchased 50,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 13th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $15.00 per share, for a total transaction of $750,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, Director Stella Xu purchased 125,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 13th. The stock was bought at an average price of $15.00 per share, with a total value of $1,875,000.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

NXTC stock opened at $16.78 on Tuesday. The business’s fifty day moving average price is $16.57. NextCure has a 52 week low of $13.86 and a 52 week high of $22.75.

NextCure (NASDAQ:NXTC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, June 10th. The company reported ($4.46) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.53) by ($3.93). The firm had revenue of $1.36 million during the quarter. Research analysts predict that NextCure will post -2.08 earnings per share for the current year.

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