Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Audentes Therapeutics (NASDAQ:BOLD) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Friday morning.

According to Zacks, “Audentes Therapeutics, Inc. is a biotechnology company which focused on developing and commercializing gene therapy products for patients suffering from serious, life-threatening rare diseases. The company’s product pipeline consists of AT132 for the treatment of X-linked myotubular myopathy; AT342 for the treatment of crigler-najjar syndrome type 1; AT307 for the treatment of the CASQ2 subtype of catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia and AT982 for the treatment of pompe disease, which are in pre-clinical trial stage. Audentes Therapeutics, Inc. is based in San Francisco, California. “

BOLD has been the subject of a number of other research reports. BidaskClub cut Audentes Therapeutics from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 6th. ValuEngine cut Audentes Therapeutics from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Friday, October 13th. William Blair reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Audentes Therapeutics in a research report on Friday, January 5th. Raymond James Financial reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of Audentes Therapeutics in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets started coverage on Audentes Therapeutics in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. They issued an outperform rating and a $35.00 price target for the company. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Audentes Therapeutics has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $35.00.

Shares of Audentes Therapeutics (NASDAQ BOLD) opened at $31.33 on Friday. Audentes Therapeutics has a 12-month low of $13.90 and a 12-month high of $41.80.

In other Audentes Therapeutics news, Director Louis G. Lange sold 18,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.88, for a total value of $555,840.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, SVP Mary Newman sold 10,000 shares of Audentes Therapeutics stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $26.84, for a total value of $268,400.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 36,000 shares of company stock valued at $1,052,480 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 47.30% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new position in shares of Audentes Therapeutics in the third quarter worth about $143,000. Teacher Retirement System of Texas bought a new position in shares of Audentes Therapeutics in the fourth quarter worth about $208,000. Nationwide Fund Advisors increased its stake in shares of Audentes Therapeutics by 288.9% in the second quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 8,594 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $164,000 after purchasing an additional 6,384 shares during the period. Trexquant Investment LP bought a new position in shares of Audentes Therapeutics in the third quarter worth about $295,000. Finally, Virtus Fund Advisers LLC bought a new position in shares of Audentes Therapeutics in the fourth quarter worth about $372,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 64.94% of the company’s stock.

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About Audentes Therapeutics

Audentes Therapeutics, Inc is an early-stage biotechnology company. The Company is focused on developing and commercializing gene therapy products for patients suffering from serious, life-threatening rare diseases caused by single gene defects. The Company has a portfolio of product candidates, including AT132 for the treatment of X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy (XLMTM); AT342 for the treatment of Crigler-Najjar Syndrome (Crigler-Najjar); AT982 for the treatment of Pompe disease, and AT307 for the treatment of the CASQ2 subtype of Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia (CASQ2-CPVT).

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