Crispr Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CRSP) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Saturday.

A number of other research analysts also recently commented on the stock. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $16.00 target price on shares of Crispr Therapeutics in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Cann reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Crispr Therapeutics in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Barclays reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $29.00 target price on shares of Crispr Therapeutics in a research report on Friday, September 8th. Finally, Chardan Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Crispr Therapeutics in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $22.38.

Crispr Therapeutics (NASDAQ CRSP) traded up $0.13 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $19.12. 324,661 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 260,319. Crispr Therapeutics has a 1 year low of $11.63 and a 1 year high of $25.00.

Crispr Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CRSP) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The company reported ($0.62) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.60) by ($0.02). The company had revenue of $2.39 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.61 million. Crispr Therapeutics had a negative net margin of 466.58% and a negative return on equity of 38.42%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 54.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned ($2.77) earnings per share. research analysts predict that Crispr Therapeutics will post -2.46 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, CEO Rodger Novak sold 18,470 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.76, for a total transaction of $383,437.20. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 1,148,007 shares in the company, valued at approximately $23,832,625.32. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Thomas Woiwode sold 1,700 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, November 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.21, for a total transaction of $34,357.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 8,218 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $166,085.78. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 20,370 shares of company stock valued at $421,842. 39.98% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of CRSP. Credit Suisse AG acquired a new stake in Crispr Therapeutics during the 1st quarter worth $1,742,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in Crispr Therapeutics by 459.7% during the 2nd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 7,987 shares of the company’s stock worth $128,000 after purchasing an additional 6,560 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. acquired a new stake in Crispr Therapeutics during the 2nd quarter worth $273,000. Ark Investment Management LLC acquired a new stake in Crispr Therapeutics during the 2nd quarter worth $206,000. Finally, Moloney Securities Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in Crispr Therapeutics during the 3rd quarter worth $235,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 24.55% of the company’s stock.

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About Crispr Therapeutics

Crispr Therapeutics AG is a Switzerland-based gene-editing company. The Company focuses on the development of transformative gene-based medicines for serious diseases using its Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR)/Cas9 gene-editing platform. CRISPR/Cas9 can be programmed to cut, edit and correct disease-associated deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) in a patient’s cell.

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