Adaptimmune Therapeutics (ADAP) Upgraded at BidaskClub

BidaskClub upgraded shares of Adaptimmune Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ADAP) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday morning.

Several other research analysts also recently weighed in on ADAP. Leerink Swann restated an outperform rating on shares of Adaptimmune Therapeutics in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Adaptimmune Therapeutics from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Adaptimmune Therapeutics from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Monday, March 19th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of $11.58.

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ADAP stock opened at $12.11 on Tuesday. Adaptimmune Therapeutics has a 52-week low of $4.28 and a 52-week high of $13.41. The stock has a market cap of $1,160.82, a PE ratio of -15.14 and a beta of 1.19.

Adaptimmune Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ADAP) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, March 15th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.29) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.25) by ($0.04). Adaptimmune Therapeutics had a negative return on equity of 32.26% and a negative net margin of 185.39%. The firm had revenue of $4.27 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $9.38 million. research analysts predict that Adaptimmune Therapeutics will post -0.82 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, major shareholder Ravi Viswanathan purchased 104,844 shares of Adaptimmune Therapeutics stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 21st. The stock was purchased at an average price of $1.81 per share, for a total transaction of $189,767.64. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Orbimed Advisors Llc sold 1,048,067 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.50, for a total transaction of $12,052,770.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have purchased 9,385,254 shares of company stock valued at $17,966,655. Insiders own 24.45% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in ADAP. Millennium Management LLC raised its holdings in Adaptimmune Therapeutics by 36.5% in the 4th quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 805,595 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $5,381,000 after acquiring an additional 215,439 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. raised its holdings in Adaptimmune Therapeutics by 43,632.6% in the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 787,187 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $5,258,000 after acquiring an additional 785,387 shares during the last quarter. Artal Group S.A. raised its holdings in Adaptimmune Therapeutics by 40.0% in the 4th quarter. Artal Group S.A. now owns 700,000 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $4,676,000 after acquiring an additional 200,000 shares during the last quarter. Alps Advisors Inc. raised its holdings in Adaptimmune Therapeutics by 12.7% in the 4th quarter. Alps Advisors Inc. now owns 103,816 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $693,000 after acquiring an additional 11,716 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. raised its holdings in Adaptimmune Therapeutics by 76.2% in the 4th quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 87,392 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $584,000 after acquiring an additional 37,792 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 55.50% of the company’s stock.

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Adaptimmune Therapeutics Company Profile

Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the provision of cancer immunotherapy products based on its proprietary SPEAR T-cell platform. Its platform enables to identify cancer targets; find and genetically engineer T-cell receptors (TCR); and produce TCR therapeutic candidates for administration to patients.

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