Stock Update (NASDAQ:RLYP): Relypsa Inc Announces New Employment Inducement Grants

Relypsa Inc (NASDAQ:RLYP), a biopharmaceutical company announced that on December 1, 2015, the compensation committee of the company’s board of directors granted 65 new employees options to purchase an aggregate of 129,600 shares of the company’s common stock with a per share exercise price of $24.12, the closing trading price on the grant date, and 64,800 restricted stock units.  The stock options and restricted stock units were granted pursuant to the Relypsa, Inc. 2014 Employment Commencement Incentive Plan, which was approved by the company’s board of directors in June 2014 under Rule 5635(c)(4) of the Nasdaq Global Select Market for equity grants to induce new employees to enter into employment with the company. (Original Source)

Shares of Relypsa Inc closed last Friday at $29.14, up $6.82 or 30.56%. RLYP has a 1-year high of $42.26 and a 1-year low of $10.26. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $19.21 and its 200-day moving average is $26.09.

On the ratings front, Relypsa has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. In a report issued on December 4, Merrill Lynch analyst Catherine Hu maintained a Buy rating on RLYP, with a price target of $27, which implies a downside of 7.3% from current levels. Separately, on the same day, Stifel Nicolaus’ Stephen Willey maintained a Buy rating on the stock and has a price target of $40.

According to, which ranks over 7,500 financial analysts and bloggers to gauge the performance of their past recommendations, Catherine Hu and Stephen Willey have a total average return of -8.1% and 27.8% respectively. Hu has a success rate of 0.0% and is ranked #2669 out of 3645 analysts, while Willey has a success rate of 59.4% and is ranked #38.

The street is mostly Bullish on RLYP stock. Out of 7 analysts who cover the stock, 7 suggest a Buy rating . The 12-month average price target assigned to the stock is $53.00, which implies an upside of 81.9% from current levels.

Relypsa Inc is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development and commercialization of non-absorbed polymeric drugs to treat disorders in the areas of renal, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.



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