Repros Therapeutics’ (RPRX) Drug for Treatment of Low Testosterone to be Reviewed by FDA Monday


Shares of Repros Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:RPRX) are up big today, with pending news of Monday’s FDA PDUFA review for the company’s new drug application for Androxal, a treatment for men suffering from low testosterone which is caused by secondary hypogonadism.

Hypogonadism is a decrease in two major functions of the male testicals: Testosterone and sperm production. It should be interesting to see how the review goes next week.

The stock increased 45.14% or $0.79 during the last trading session, hitting $2.54. About 6.82M shares traded hands or 575.25% up from the average. RPRX has declined 79.24% since April 24, 2015 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 77.88% the S&P500.

Out of 3 analysts covering Repros Therapeutics (NASDAQ:RPRX), 0 rate it “Buy”, 1 “Sell”, while 2 “Hold”. This means 0 are positive. Repros Therapeutics was the topic in 4 analyst reports since August 20, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Ladenburg Thalmann downgraded the stock on October 30 to “Neutral” rating. Brean Capital downgraded the shares of RPRX in a report on October 30 to “Hold” rating.

The institutional sentiment decreased to 0.74 in Q2 2015. Its down 0.46, from 1.2 in 2015Q1. The ratio fall, as 23 funds sold all Repros Therapeutics Inc shares owned while 19 reduced positions. 16 funds bought stakes while 15 increased positions. They now own 14.48 million shares or 5.86% less from 15.38 million shares in 2015Q1.

Sarissa Capital Management Lp holds 1.86% of its portfolio in Repros Therapeutics Inc for 1.13 million shares. Destrier Capital Management Llc owns 329,030 shares or 0.57% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Rtw Investments Llc has 0.48% invested in the company for 229,364 shares. The New York-based General American Investors Co Inc has invested 0.35% in the stock. Baker Bros. Advisors Lp, a New York-based fund reported 1.96 million shares.

Repros Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical firm focused on the development of new drugs to treat hormonal and reproductive system disorders. The company has a market cap of $61.77 million. The Company’s product candidates include Androxal and Proellex. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s primary product candidate Androxal is a single isomer of clomiphene citrate and an orally active proprietary small molecule compound, which is developed for the treatment of secondary hypogonadism in overweight men.