Equities research analysts at Barclays PLC began coverage on shares of Intellia Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTLA) in a report released on Wednesday. The firm set an “overweight” rating on the stock.

Other analysts also recently issued reports about the company. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $36.00 target price on shares of Intellia Therapeutics in a report on Thursday, June 22nd. Credit Suisse Group set a $24.00 target price on Intellia Therapeutics and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, June 3rd. Chardan Capital reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 target price (up from $19.00) on shares of Intellia Therapeutics in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. TheStreet raised Intellia Therapeutics from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a report on Thursday, July 6th. Finally, Cann reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Intellia Therapeutics in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $24.83.

Shares of Intellia Therapeutics (NASDAQ NTLA) traded down 2.21% on Wednesday, hitting $21.24. The stock had a trading volume of 286,616 shares. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $17.28 and a 200-day moving average price of $14.95. Intellia Therapeutics has a 12-month low of $10.83 and a 12-month high of $22.49. The company’s market cap is $767.02 million.

Intellia Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NTLA) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported ($0.45) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.42) by $0.03. Intellia Therapeutics had a negative net margin of 204.48% and a negative return on equity of 22.70%. The firm had revenue of $5.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.83 million. Intellia Therapeutics’s quarterly revenue was up 40.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts expect that Intellia Therapeutics will post ($1.74) earnings per share for the current year.

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In other Intellia Therapeutics news, major shareholder Venture Fund Ix L.P. Atlas sold 150,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, July 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.24, for a total transaction of $2,436,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 12.80% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd purchased a new stake in Intellia Therapeutics during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $167,000. California State Teachers Retirement System raised its stake in Intellia Therapeutics by 79.0% during the 2nd quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 25,143 shares of the company’s stock valued at $402,000 after acquiring an additional 11,100 shares during the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company raised its stake in Intellia Therapeutics by 451.2% during the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 13,224 shares of the company’s stock valued at $212,000 after acquiring an additional 10,825 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp raised its stake in Intellia Therapeutics by 52.0% during the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 164,798 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,638,000 after acquiring an additional 56,363 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. raised its stake in Intellia Therapeutics by 19.3% during the 2nd quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 48,566 shares of the company’s stock valued at $777,000 after acquiring an additional 7,866 shares during the last quarter. 46.52% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Intellia Therapeutics

Intellia Therapeutics, Inc is a genome editing company. The Company is focused on developing therapeutics utilizing a biological tool known as CRISPR/Cas9. The CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing system includes two components: the Cas9 protein and the guide RNA sequence. The Cas9 protein acts like a pair of molecular scissors that initiates the natural cellular repair process to knockout, repair or insert a gene.

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