Could Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc (PTLA) Go Down After Making All Time High?

July 17, 2017 - By Linda Rogers

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.04, from 1.09 in 2016Q3. It turned negative, as 17 investors sold Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc shares while 42 reduced holdings. 17 funds opened positions while 45 raised stakes. 48.44 million shares or 1.23% less from 49.04 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
166,806 are owned by Goldman Sachs Grp. Susquehanna Int Gp Limited Liability Partnership holds 0% of its portfolio in Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:PTLA) for 126,557 shares. New York-based Ny State Common Retirement Fund has invested 0% in Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:PTLA). 200 are owned by Next Fin Grp Incorporated Incorporated. Proshare Advsrs Ltd Liability Co invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:PTLA). Victory Mgmt has invested 0% in Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:PTLA). Kcg has invested 0.01% in Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:PTLA). Macquarie Gru Limited invested in 0% or 39,201 shares. First Personal Fincl holds 0.01% or 990 shares. Joel Isaacson And Limited Liability Com accumulated 0.01% or 2,000 shares. Bank & Trust Of Mellon Corporation has 232,512 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Rail invested 0.22% of its portfolio in Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:PTLA). Sectoral Asset Mgmt Inc invested in 1.42M shares. D E Shaw invested in 73,093 shares. Northern Trust, Illinois-based fund reported 602,341 shares.

Since March 1, 2017, it had 1 buy, and 6 selling transactions for $58.31 million activity. Dier Mardi had sold 10,235 shares worth $409,605 on Wednesday, March 15. On Wednesday, March 1 HOMCY CHARLES J sold $937,500 worth of Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:PTLA) or 25,000 shares. 6,750 Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:PTLA) shares with value of $243,405 were sold by Lis William. $3.80M worth of Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:PTLA) shares were bought by BIRD JEFFREY W. Shares for $40,556 were sold by Fu Tao on Monday, April 10. $58.48 million worth of stock was sold by Maxwell (Mauritius) Pte Ltd on Thursday, June 1.

The stock of Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:PTLA) reached all time high today, Jul, 17 and still has $66.02 target or 4.00 % above today’s $63.48 share price. This indicates more upside for the $3.56B company. This technical setup was reported by Barchart.com. If the $66.02 PT is reached, the company will be worth $142.40M more.
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About 572,159 shares traded. Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:PTLA) has risen 51.17% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 34.47% the S&P500.

Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:PTLA) Ratings Coverage

Among 6 analysts covering Portola Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PTLA), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Portola Pharmaceuticals had 19 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Oppenheimer maintained it with “Buy” rating and $6600 target in Monday, June 26 report. The company was maintained on Friday, August 19 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, August 19 by Citigroup. Credit Suisse downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, May 31 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, August 10 by Citigroup. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of PTLA in report on Monday, March 28 with “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, December 18 by Goldman Sachs. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Monday, June 26. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Monday, June 26 with “Buy”. The company was upgraded on Friday, February 24 by Oppenheimer.

More notable recent Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:PTLA) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Why Portola Pharmaceuticals Skyrocketed 54% in June” on July 06, 2017, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Portola Pharmaceuticals: Expect Additional Upside From Here” published on June 26, 2017, Fool.com published: “Why Synchronoss Technologies, AK Steel Holding, and Portola Pharmaceuticals …” on June 23, 2017. More interesting news about Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:PTLA) were released by: Zacks.com and their article: “Implied Volatility Surging for Portola Pharmaceuticals (PTLA) Stock Options …” published on June 20, 2017 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Portola’s Hitting All-Time Highs: Here’s Why the Stock Should Go Higher” with publication date: July 13, 2017.

Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company. The company has market cap of $3.56 billion. The Firm is focused on the development and commercialization of therapeutics in the areas of thrombosis, other hematologic disorders and inflammation for patients having limited or no approved treatment options. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s two lead programs, Betrixaban and Andexanet alfa, address unmet medical needs in the area of thrombosis, or blood clots.

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