Sectoral Asset Management Inc Sells 75,800 Shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AGIO)
Sectoral Asset Management Inc lowered its stake in shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AGIO) by 61.3% in the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 47,799 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after selling 75,800 shares during the period. Sectoral Asset Management Inc owned about 0.10% of Agios Pharmaceuticals worth $3,191,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in AGIO. QS Investors LLC acquired a new stake in Agios Pharmaceuticals in the 2nd quarter worth about $144,000. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC boosted its holdings in Agios Pharmaceuticals by 1,041.0% in the 2nd quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 3,423 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $176,000 after buying an additional 3,123 shares during the last quarter. Aperio Group LLC acquired a new stake in Agios Pharmaceuticals in the 2nd quarter worth about $206,000. Teacher Retirement System of Texas acquired a new stake in Agios Pharmaceuticals in the 3rd quarter worth about $225,000. Finally, S&CO Inc. acquired a new stake in Agios Pharmaceuticals in the 3rd quarter worth about $227,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 94.38% of the company’s stock.
Shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AGIO) opened at $60.83 on Friday. Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has a 12-month low of $39.24 and a 12-month high of $72.73.
Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Oppenheimer reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $83.00 price objective (up from $75.00) on shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals in a report on Thursday, August 10th. J P Morgan Chase & Co restated a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 target price on shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals in a report on Monday, September 18th. Royal Bank Of Canada initiated coverage on Agios Pharmaceuticals in a report on Thursday, September 14th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $78.00 target price on the stock. SunTrust Banks set a $80.00 target price on Agios Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, November 19th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC boosted their target price on Agios Pharmaceuticals from $54.00 to $72.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Agios Pharmaceuticals currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $75.70.
In other Agios Pharmaceuticals news, insider Scott Biller sold 15,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, September 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.00, for a total value of $975,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 6,264 shares in the company, valued at $407,160. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CEO David P. Schenkein sold 6,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $61.55, for a total transaction of $369,300.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 6,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $369,300. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 178,908 shares of company stock worth $12,157,364. 5.43% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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Agios Pharmaceuticals Company Profile
Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company’s therapeutic areas of focus are cancer and rare genetic metabolic disorders, which are a group of over 600 rare genetic diseases caused by mutations, or defects, of single metabolic genes. The Company’s cancer product candidates are enasidenib and ivosidenib (AG-120), which target mutated isocitrate dehydrogenase 2 (IDH2) and isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1), respectively, and AG-881, which targets both mutated IDH1 and mutated IDH2.
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