AnaptysBio, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANAB) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday.

According to Zacks, “AnaptysBio, Inc. is a biotechnology company. It involved in the discovery and development of therapeutic antibodies for inflammation and immuno-oncology primarily in the Unites states. AnaptysBio, Inc. is based in San Diego, California. “

Several other research analysts also recently issued reports on ANAB. Robert W. Baird assumed coverage on shares of AnaptysBio in a research note on Monday, July 10th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $36.00 target price on the stock. Credit Suisse Group increased their price objective on shares of AnaptysBio from $34.00 to $38.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, August 25th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. AnaptysBio currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $35.00.

Shares of AnaptysBio (ANAB) traded up 3.87% during trading on Wednesday, reaching $30.56. 347,380 shares of the company traded hands. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $24.20 and its 200-day moving average is $24.95. The stock’s market capitalization is $621.65 million. AnaptysBio has a 12-month low of $15.17 and a 12-month high of $31.00.

AnaptysBio (NASDAQ:ANAB) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 10th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.13) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.42) by $0.29. The business had revenue of $7 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.45 million. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that AnaptysBio will post ($1.96) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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In related news, major shareholder Holdings A/S Novo sold 491,294 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.12, for a total transaction of $10,376,129.28. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 2,952,527 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $62,357,370.24. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, major shareholder Ventures Vii L. P. Avalon sold 37,040 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, July 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.35, for a total transaction of $901,924.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 1,133,940 shares of company stock valued at $24,223,316.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Sphera Funds Management LTD. purchased a new position in AnaptysBio during the first quarter valued at $708,000. Perceptive Advisors LLC purchased a new position in AnaptysBio during the first quarter valued at $24,474,000. JPMorgan Chase & Co. purchased a new position in AnaptysBio during the first quarter valued at $3,851,000. Frazier Management LLC purchased a new position in AnaptysBio during the first quarter valued at $102,354,000. Finally, Monashee Investment Management LLC purchased a new position in AnaptysBio during the first quarter valued at $694,000. 71.35% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

AnaptysBio Company Profile

AnaptysBio, Inc is a United States-based biotechnology company. The Company is engaged in developing antibody product candidates focused on unmet medical needs in inflammation and immuno-oncology. The Company develops its product candidates using its antibody discovery technology platform, which is designed to replicate, in vitro, the natural process of antibody generation.

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