Veracyte, Inc. (NASDAQ:VCYT) CEO Bonnie H. Anderson sold 20,354 shares of Veracyte stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.20, for a total value of $1,021,770.80. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 268,938 shares in the company, valued at $13,500,687.60. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

Shares of Veracyte stock opened at $49.95 on Thursday. Veracyte, Inc. has a one year low of $13.90 and a one year high of $63.55. The company has a market cap of $2.89 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -79.29 and a beta of 0.62. The business’s 50 day moving average price is $52.97 and its 200 day moving average price is $39.42.

Veracyte (NASDAQ:VCYT) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November 2nd. The biotechnology company reported ($0.08) EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.21) by $0.13. Veracyte had a negative return on equity of 13.35% and a negative net margin of 27.49%. The firm had revenue of $31.12 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $24.85 million. Equities analysts predict that Veracyte, Inc. will post -0.77 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. OneAscent Financial Services LLC purchased a new stake in Veracyte in the fourth quarter valued at $203,000. HM Payson & Co. purchased a new stake in Veracyte in the third quarter valued at $26,000. Strs Ohio raised its position in Veracyte by 579.1% in the third quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 29,200 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $948,000 after purchasing an additional 24,900 shares during the period. Pentwater Capital Management LP purchased a new stake in Veracyte in the third quarter valued at $975,000. Finally, Sei Investments Co. raised its position in Veracyte by 34.1% in the third quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 67,613 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $2,196,000 after purchasing an additional 17,190 shares during the period.

VCYT has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. SVB Leerink lifted their price target on Veracyte from $37.00 to $40.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 3rd. ValuEngine lowered Veracyte from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 1st. Lake Street Capital lifted their price target on Veracyte from $40.00 to $60.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 17th. BTIG Research lifted their price target on Veracyte from $42.00 to $56.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 17th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Veracyte from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 30th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $47.57.

Veracyte Company Profile

Veracyte, Inc operates as a genomic diagnostics company in the United States and internationally. The company offers Afirma Genomic Sequencing Classifier and Xpression Atlas, which are used to identify patients with benign thyroid nodules among those with indeterminate cytopathology results in order to rule out unnecessary thyroid surgery; Percepta Genomic Sequencing Classifier for lung cancer; Envisia Genomic Classifier that help physicians to differentiate idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis from other interstitial lung diseases without the need for surgery; and Prosigna Breast Cancer Prognostic Gene Signature Assay test for assessing risk of distant recurrence.

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