Intellia Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NTLA) Upgraded to Hold by BidaskClub

BidaskClub upgraded shares of Intellia Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NTLA) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday, December 29th.

NTLA has been the subject of several other research reports. Credit Suisse Group boosted their target price on Intellia Therapeutics from $24.00 to $28.00 and gave the company an outperform rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. ValuEngine upgraded Intellia Therapeutics from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. Jefferies Group set a $42.00 price target on Intellia Therapeutics and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Leerink Swann boosted their price target on Intellia Therapeutics from $29.00 to $37.00 and gave the company an outperform rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Wedbush restated an ourperform rating and set a $25.00 target price (down previously from $29.00) on shares of Intellia Therapeutics in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $30.17.

Intellia Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NTLA) opened at $21.45 on Friday. Intellia Therapeutics has a 52-week low of $10.83 and a 52-week high of $33.34. The company has a market capitalization of $908.09 and a PE ratio of -13.84.

Intellia Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NTLA) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The company reported ($0.44) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.50) by $0.06. Intellia Therapeutics had a negative return on equity of 28.01% and a negative net margin of 215.92%. The firm had revenue of $7.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.83 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.22) earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 49.0% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Intellia Therapeutics will post -1.68 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, CEO Nessan Bermingham sold 111,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.34, for a total transaction of $2,267,910.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 696,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $14,156,640. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, major shareholder Institutes For Biomed Novartis sold 1,523,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.30, for a total transaction of $27,870,900.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 1,971,283 shares of company stock worth $37,137,161 over the last ninety days. 12.80% of the stock is owned by insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of NTLA. Geode Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in Intellia Therapeutics by 6.0% in the 1st quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 76,095 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,072,000 after buying an additional 4,291 shares in the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its holdings in Intellia Therapeutics by 6.1% in the 1st quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 26,903 shares of the company’s stock valued at $380,000 after acquiring an additional 1,539 shares during the last quarter. Bank of America Corp DE raised its holdings in Intellia Therapeutics by 443.6% in the 1st quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 17,840 shares of the company’s stock valued at $251,000 after acquiring an additional 14,558 shares during the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can raised its holdings in Intellia Therapeutics by 1,031.7% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 7,922 shares of the company’s stock valued at $127,000 after acquiring an additional 7,222 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Rhumbline Advisers acquired a new stake in Intellia Therapeutics in the 2nd quarter valued at about $275,000. 48.95% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Intellia Therapeutics Company Profile

Intellia Therapeutics, Inc is a genome editing company. The Company is focused on developing therapeutics utilizing a biological tool known as CRISPR/Cas9. The CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing system includes two components: the Cas9 protein and the guide RNA sequence. The Cas9 protein acts like a pair of molecular scissors that initiates the natural cellular repair process to knockout, repair or insert a gene.

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