According to the latest filings, corporate insiders at Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESPR) have increased their position in the stock by 1.80% over the past 6 months. Insiders now own 27.00% of total outstanding shares.
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University of Michigan professor and noted insider trading researcher discovered that when insiders bought shares of their own companies, the stocks outperformed the total market by 8.9% over the next 12-month period. When they sold shares, the stock underperformed 5.4%.
Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESPR) stands -13.00% away from its 50-day simple moving average and also -12.73% away from the 200-day average. Recently, the equity stands -48.94% away from the 52-week high and 27.71% from the 52-week low. The RSI (Relative Strength Index), an indicator that shows price strength by comparing upward and downward close-to-close movements is 40.18.
Wall Street analysts on the sell-side covering shares of Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESPR) have a mean recommendation of 2.10 on the shares. This is based on a numerical chart where each stock recommendation (Buy,Sell,Hold) is translated into a numerical equivalent. A low number indicates a Buy and a higher number a Sell. In terms of where analysts see the stock headed, they have a consensus price target of $75.25 on the shares.
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