Insider Selling: FibroGen, Inc (FGEN) CEO Sells 38,636 Shares of Stock

FibroGen, Inc (NASDAQ:FGEN) CEO Thomas B. Neff sold 38,636 shares of FibroGen stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $55.02, for a total value of $2,125,752.72. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 3,176,861 shares in the company, valued at approximately $174,790,892.22. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Shares of FibroGen, Inc (NASDAQ FGEN) traded up 3.14% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $55.90. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 495,089 shares. FibroGen, Inc has a 12-month low of $15.60 and a 12-month high of $60.15. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $53.48 and a 200 day moving average of $38.02. The firm’s market cap is $3.98 billion.

FibroGen (NASDAQ:FGEN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, August 7th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.48) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.47) by ($0.01). FibroGen had a negative net margin of 105.59% and a negative return on equity of 64.42%. The company had revenue of $29.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $34.80 million. On average, equities research analysts predict that FibroGen, Inc will post ($1.81) EPS for the current fiscal year.

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FGEN has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and set a $75.00 target price on shares of FibroGen in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) downgraded FibroGen from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $31.00 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Friday, July 21st. BidaskClub cut FibroGen from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Mizuho started coverage on FibroGen in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $61.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 price objective on shares of FibroGen in a report on Thursday, September 14th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $65.67.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Prudential Financial Inc. boosted its position in FibroGen by 9.6% in the 2nd quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 448,780 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $14,496,000 after buying an additional 39,430 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC boosted its position in FibroGen by 96.9% in the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 3,335,997 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $107,753,000 after buying an additional 1,641,423 shares during the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its position in FibroGen by 0.4% in the 1st quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 136,045 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $3,354,000 after buying an additional 504 shares during the last quarter. Citigroup Inc. boosted its position in FibroGen by 37.3% in the 2nd quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 40,046 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $1,294,000 after buying an additional 10,876 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its position in FibroGen by 1.4% in the 1st quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 468,413 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $11,546,000 after buying an additional 6,512 shares during the last quarter. 47.37% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

FibroGen Company Profile

FibroGen, Inc is a science-based biopharmaceutical company discovering and developing a pipeline of first- in-class therapeutics. The Company is focused on fibrosis and hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) biology and clinical development to advance innovative medicines for the treatment of anemia, fibrotic disease, and cancer.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for FibroGen (NASDAQ:FGEN)

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