Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc. (AGIO) Coverage Initiated by Analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.
Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. began coverage on shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:AGIO) in a report released on Tuesday. The brokerage issued a market perform rating on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock.
AGIO has been the topic of several other research reports. Leerink Swann reiterated a market perform rating on shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals in a report on Friday, November 4th. BTIG Research initiated coverage on Agios Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Friday, August 19th. They issued a neutral rating on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Agios Pharmaceuticals from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 19th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. restated a neutral rating and issued a $46.00 target price on shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Wednesday, August 10th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG restated a buy rating on shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Monday, November 21st. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $61.94.
Shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AGIO) opened at 61.37 on Tuesday. Agios Pharmaceuticals has a 52-week low of $33.50 and a 52-week high of $67.98. The company’s market capitalization is $2.58 billion. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $54.70 and a 200 day moving average price of $48.50.
Agios Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AGIO) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 3rd. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.63) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($1.52) by $0.11. Agios Pharmaceuticals had a negative net margin of 341.56% and a negative return on equity of 53.39%. The business had revenue of $8.98 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.82 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned ($1.07) EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 63.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Agios Pharmaceuticals will post ($5.15) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
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In other news, Director Lewis Clayton Jr. Cantley sold 627 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.15, for a total transaction of $33,952.05. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 109,659 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,938,034.85. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Scott Biller sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, October 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.00, for a total value of $275,000.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 48,270 shares in the company, valued at $2,654,850. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 10.55% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. AlpInvest Partners B.V. bought a new stake in Agios Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter valued at about $1,257,000. Emerald Acquisition Ltd. acquired a new stake in shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter valued at $319,000. BlackRock Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals by 1,942.6% in the second quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 253,023 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $10,600,000 after buying an additional 240,636 shares in the last quarter. Capital Fund Management S.A. acquired a new stake in shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter valued at $1,250,000. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its stake in shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals by 425.5% in the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 30,882 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $1,294,000 after buying an additional 25,005 shares in the last quarter. 89.27% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
Agios Pharmaceuticals Company Profile
Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in the discovery and development of orally available small molecule medicines for the treatment of cancer and rare genetic disorders (RGDs), which are a subset of orphan genetic metabolic diseases. Its cancer product candidates are AG-221 and AG-120, which targets mutated isocitrate dehydrogenase 2 and 1, or IDH2 and IDH1, respectively, and AG-881, which targets both mutated IDH1 and mutated IDH2.
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