Insider Buying: Global Blood Therapeutics Inc (GBT) Major Shareholder Acquires 175,000 Shares of Stock

Global Blood Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:GBT) major shareholder Perceptive Advisors Llc acquired 175,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 19th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $38.00 per share, for a total transaction of $6,650,000.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Major shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s stock are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Global Blood Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ GBT) traded up $0.15 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $56.60. The stock had a trading volume of 968,595 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,824,567. The company has a market cap of $2,600.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of -22.20. Global Blood Therapeutics Inc has a 52 week low of $14.70 and a 52 week high of $57.75.

Global Blood Therapeutics (NASDAQ:GBT) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported ($0.66) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.62) by ($0.04). During the same period last year, the business earned ($0.58) earnings per share. equities analysts expect that Global Blood Therapeutics Inc will post -2.54 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of GBT. State Street Corp lifted its holdings in Global Blood Therapeutics by 217.9% during the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 2,138,323 shares of the company’s stock worth $58,479,000 after buying an additional 1,465,595 shares in the last quarter. Point72 Asset Management L.P. lifted its holdings in Global Blood Therapeutics by 189.5% during the 3rd quarter. Point72 Asset Management L.P. now owns 2,022,700 shares of the company’s stock worth $62,805,000 after buying an additional 1,323,934 shares in the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC acquired a new position in Global Blood Therapeutics during the 2nd quarter worth $26,919,000. BlackRock Inc. lifted its holdings in Global Blood Therapeutics by 30.0% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,404,538 shares of the company’s stock worth $93,114,000 after buying an additional 785,691 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its holdings in Global Blood Therapeutics by 15.7% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 2,933,251 shares of the company’s stock worth $80,224,000 after buying an additional 397,271 shares in the last quarter. 85.72% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

GBT has been the topic of several research reports. Wedbush restated an “outperform” rating and set a $73.00 price target on shares of Global Blood Therapeutics in a research note on Monday, December 4th. BidaskClub upgraded Global Blood Therapeutics from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. HC Wainwright set a $73.00 price objective on Global Blood Therapeutics and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, December 11th. Oppenheimer set a $53.00 price objective on Global Blood Therapeutics and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, November 13th. Finally, Nomura upped their price objective on Global Blood Therapeutics to $91.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, December 11th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $62.07.

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Global Blood Therapeutics Company Profile

Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in discovering, developing and commercializing therapeutics to treat blood-based disorders. The Company is developing its initial product candidate, GBT440, as an oral, once-daily therapy for sickle cell disease (SCD).

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