Audentes Therapeutics (NASDAQ:BOLD) released its earnings results on Thursday. The biotechnology company reported ($1.00) earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($1.07) by $0.07, Briefing.com reports. During the same period last year, the company earned ($0.97) EPS.

BOLD stock traded up $1.49 during trading on Friday, hitting $28.57. The company had a trading volume of 614,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 490,503. Audentes Therapeutics has a 12 month low of $17.95 and a 12 month high of $41.65. The stock has a market cap of $1.24 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -8.40 and a beta of 1.77. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $28.15 and a 200-day moving average price of $34.34.

In related news, CEO Matthew R. Patterson sold 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $34.04, for a total value of $680,800.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 135,368 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,607,926.72. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Louis G. Lange sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.16, for a total transaction of $321,600.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 276,044 shares in the company, valued at approximately $8,877,575.04. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 5.30% of the stock is owned by insiders.

A number of research firms recently weighed in on BOLD. ValuEngine downgraded Audentes Therapeutics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Audentes Therapeutics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday. William Blair reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Audentes Therapeutics in a research report on Wednesday, August 7th. BidaskClub downgraded Audentes Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday. Finally, Robert W. Baird began coverage on Audentes Therapeutics in a research report on Wednesday, October 2nd. They set an “underperform” rating and a $10.00 target price on the stock. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $40.76.

Audentes Therapeutics Company Profile

Audentes Therapeutics, Inc, a clinical stage biotechnology company, focuses on developing and commercializing gene therapy products for patients living with serious, life-threatening rare diseases caused by single gene defects. The company is developing AT132, which is in Phase I/II clinical studies for the treatment of X-linked myotubular myopathy (XLMTM); AT342 that is in Phase I/II clinical studies to treat crigler-najjar syndrome; AT845, which is in preclinical studies for the treatment of pompe disease; and AT307 to treat CASQ2 subtype of catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia.

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