Fate Therapeutics (FATE) Downgraded to “Sell” at ValuEngine
ValuEngine cut shares of Fate Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FATE) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report released on Friday morning.
A number of other analysts have also commented on FATE. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Fate Therapeutics from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $3.50 price objective for the company in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. Leerink Swann reiterated an outperform rating and issued a $7.00 target price on shares of Fate Therapeutics in a report on Friday, September 8th. HC Wainwright reiterated a buy rating and issued a $7.00 target price on shares of Fate Therapeutics in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reiterated a buy rating and issued a $7.00 target price on shares of Fate Therapeutics in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of $6.79.
Fate Therapeutics (FATE) traded down $0.01 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $4.39. 176,338 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 229,991. The company has a quick ratio of 7.21, a current ratio of 7.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32. Fate Therapeutics has a 52 week low of $2.40 and a 52 week high of $5.68.
In other news, insider Daniel D. Shoemaker sold 13,225 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.87, for a total value of $51,180.75. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, General Counsel Cindy Tahl sold 8,091 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.85, for a total value of $31,150.35. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 10.88% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its holdings in Fate Therapeutics by 9.4% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,264,281 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $4,096,000 after buying an additional 108,602 shares during the last quarter. Morgan Stanley increased its holdings in Fate Therapeutics by 9.8% in the first quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 611,646 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $2,783,000 after buying an additional 54,615 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp acquired a new position in Fate Therapeutics in the second quarter worth approximately $1,437,000. Northern Trust Corp increased its holdings in Fate Therapeutics by 968.7% in the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 368,208 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $1,193,000 after buying an additional 333,753 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its holdings in Fate Therapeutics by 40.9% in the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 295,700 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $1,345,000 after buying an additional 85,800 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 60.97% of the company’s stock.
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Fate Therapeutics Company Profile
Fate Therapeutics, Inc (Fate Therapeutics) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in development of programmed cellular immunotherapies for cancer and immune disorders. The Company’s cell therapy pipeline consists of immuno-oncology programs, including cancer immunotherapies derived from engineered induced pluripotent cells, and immuno-regulatory programs, including hematopoietic cell immunotherapies for protecting the immune system of patients undergoing hematopoietic cell transplantation and for suppressing autoimmunity.
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