As of the latest SEC filings, insiders at Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTPH) have decreased their position in the stock by -2.91% over the past 6 months..  Insiders now own 0.54% of total outstanding shares.

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University of Michigan professor and noted insider trading researcher, Nejat Seyhun, discovered that when insiders bought shares of their own companies, the stocks outperformed the total market by 8.9% over the following year while when they sold shares, the stock underperformed 5.4% over the same period. 

TECHNICAL INDICATORS

Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTPH) stands -12.20% away from its 50-day simple moving average and also -47.63% away from the 200-day average.  Recently, the equity stands -77.56% away from the 52-week high and 47.52% from the 52-week low.  The RSI (Relative Strength Index), an indicator that shows price strength by comparing upward and downward close-to-close movements is 50.44.

RECOMMENDATIONS

The consensus analysts recommendation at this point stands at 2.00 for Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc..  This is based on a 1-5 scale where 1 indicates a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell. Further, analysts have a 12 month target price of $7.20 on company shares.  This is according to the analysts polled by Thomson Reuters which have recently published research reports on the firm. 

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