Editas Medicine Inc (NASDAQ:EDIT) CFO Andrew A. F. Hack sold 6,895 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.39, for a total value of $147,484.05. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 6,895 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $147,484.05. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Shares of NASDAQ:EDIT opened at $19.75 on Friday. Editas Medicine Inc has a 52-week low of $17.80 and a 52-week high of $45.02. The stock has a market capitalization of $928.95 million, a P/E ratio of -6.63 and a beta of 2.56. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.15, a current ratio of 13.14 and a quick ratio of 13.13.

Editas Medicine (NASDAQ:EDIT) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, November 7th. The company reported ($0.32) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.72) by $0.40. Editas Medicine had a negative net margin of 410.68% and a negative return on equity of 53.15%. The business had revenue of $14.52 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $9.83 million. During the same period last year, the business posted ($0.64) EPS. Editas Medicine’s revenue was up 131.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, sell-side analysts expect that Editas Medicine Inc will post -2.18 EPS for the current year.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. We Are One Seven LLC acquired a new stake in Editas Medicine in the 4th quarter valued at about $40,000. Ancora Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Editas Medicine in the 3rd quarter valued at about $127,000. TRUE Private Wealth Advisors acquired a new stake in Editas Medicine in the 3rd quarter valued at about $137,000. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. lifted its stake in Editas Medicine by 34.2% in the 4th quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 5,160 shares of the company’s stock valued at $113,000 after purchasing an additional 1,314 shares during the last quarter. Finally, HBK Sorce Advisory LLC acquired a new stake in Editas Medicine in the 3rd quarter valued at about $203,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 68.54% of the company’s stock.

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on EDIT. Zacks Investment Research cut Editas Medicine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 9th. BidaskClub upgraded Editas Medicine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 4th. ValuEngine cut Editas Medicine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, February 4th. Cowen restated a “buy” rating on shares of Editas Medicine in a report on Tuesday, January 22nd. Finally, Chardan Capital restated a “buy” rating and issued a $55.00 price objective on shares of Editas Medicine in a report on Tuesday, January 22nd. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $42.50.

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Editas Medicine Company Profile

Editas Medicine, Inc operates as a genome editing company. It focuses on treating patients with genetically defined diseases by correcting their disease causing genes. The company develops a proprietary genome editing platform based on CRISPR technology to target genetically defined diseases with an initial focus on debilitating illnesses where there are no approved treatments.

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