Deciphera Pharmaceuticals (DCPH) Received its Third Buy in a Row

After Guggenheim and Nomura gave Deciphera Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: DCPH) a Buy rating last month, the company received another Buy, this time from JonesTrading. Analyst Soumit Roy reiterated a Buy rating on Deciphera Pharmaceuticals today. The company’s shares closed last Friday at $51.74.

According to, Roy is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 10.7% and a 42.2% success rate. Roy covers the Healthcare sector, focusing on stocks such as Adaptimmune Therapeutics, Monopar Therapeutics Inc, and Aeglea Biotherapeutics.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Deciphera Pharmaceuticals is a Strong Buy with an average price target of $70.90, which is a 47.0% upside from current levels. In a report issued on May 5, Piper Sandler also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $75.00 price target.

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Based on Deciphera Pharmaceuticals’ latest earnings release for the quarter ending March 31, the company reported a quarterly revenue of $62K and GAAP net loss of $72.81 million. In comparison, last year the company had a GAAP net loss of $47.38 million.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 44 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is positive on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders buying their shares of DCPH in relation to earlier this year.

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Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. operates as a biotechnology company which develops and manufactures kinase inhibitor treatments for cancer by cutting off the ability of tumor cells to thrive and spread. The company designs a drug candidate, DCC-2618, to inhibit the full spectrum of mutant or amplified KIT and PDGFRa kinases that drive cancers such as gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), advanced systemic mastocytosis (ASM), gliomas, and other solid tumors. It also develops two other clinical-stage drug candidates, DCC-3014 and rebastinib, as immuno-oncology kinase, inhibitors targeting the kinases CSF1R, and TIE2 kinas. The company was founded by Peter A. Petillo and Daniel L. Flynn in November 2003 and is headquartered in Waltham, MA.

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