GlycoMimetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:GLYC) SVP Helen M. Thackray sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.01, for a total transaction of $30,020.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 148,615 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,230,711.15. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

GlycoMimetics, Inc. (NASDAQ GLYC) traded up $2.13 on Tuesday, reaching $16.45. 6,594,456 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 945,008. GlycoMimetics, Inc. has a 52-week low of $3.82 and a 52-week high of $18.25.

GlycoMimetics (NASDAQ:GLYC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.24) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.28) by $0.04. analysts expect that GlycoMimetics, Inc. will post -1.12 EPS for the current year.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Franklin Resources Inc. increased its stake in shares of GlycoMimetics by 85.9% in the second quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 1,859,079 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $20,747,000 after purchasing an additional 859,100 shares during the period. Jennison Associates LLC acquired a new stake in shares of GlycoMimetics in the second quarter valued at approximately $17,786,000. FMR LLC acquired a new stake in shares of GlycoMimetics in the second quarter valued at approximately $16,780,000. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of GlycoMimetics by 94.3% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 844,190 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $9,421,000 after purchasing an additional 409,689 shares during the period. Finally, Redmile Group LLC acquired a new stake in shares of GlycoMimetics in the second quarter valued at approximately $6,692,000. Institutional investors own 86.81% of the company’s stock.

Several research firms recently weighed in on GLYC. SunTrust Banks increased their price objective on shares of GlycoMimetics to $32.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Cowen reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of GlycoMimetics in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of GlycoMimetics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. Roth Capital began coverage on shares of GlycoMimetics in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. They set a “buy” rating and a $25.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of GlycoMimetics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, November 13th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. GlycoMimetics currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $19.17.

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GlycoMimetics Company Profile

GlycoMimetics, Inc is a clinical-stage biotechnology company. The Company focuses on the discovery and development of glycomimetic drugs. The Company operates through the identification and development of glycomimetic compounds segment. The Company is developing its lead drug candidate, GMI-1070 (Rivipansel), for the treatment of vaso-occlusive crisis (VOC), a debilitating and painful condition that occurs periodically throughout the life of a person with sickle cell disease.

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