Aptose Biosciences (APTO) Initiated with a Buy at JonesTrading

By Carrie Williams

Aptose Biosciences (APTOResearch Report) received a Buy rating and a $14.00 price target from JonesTrading analyst Soumit Roy today. The company’s shares closed last Friday at $4.31, close to its 52-week low of $3.92.

According to TipRanks.com, Roy is a top 100 analyst with an average return of 75.3% and a 60.4% success rate. Roy covers the Healthcare sector, focusing on stocks such as Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, Actinium Pharmaceuticals, and Monopar Therapeutics Inc.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Aptose Biosciences is a Strong Buy with an average price target of $10.83.

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Based on Aptose Biosciences’ latest earnings release for the quarter ending September 30, the company reported a quarterly GAAP net loss of $13.25 million. In comparison, last year the company had a GAAP net loss of $6.84 million.

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Aptose Biosciences, Inc. is a clinical-stage oncology company, which engages in the discovery, research, and development of anti-cancer therapies. Its product pipeline includes APTO-253, a small molecule that induces expression of the Kruppel-Like Factor 4 genes; and CG-806 a non-covalent small molecule therapeutic agent. The company was founded on September 5, 1986 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.