Zafgen, Inc. (ZFGN) Director Purchases $39,000.00 in Stock

Zafgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZFGN) Director Frances K. Heller bought 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, October 13th. The stock was bought at an average price of $3.90 per share, with a total value of $39,000.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Zafgen, Inc. (NASDAQ ZFGN) opened at 3.50 on Friday. The firm’s market cap is $96.19 million. Zafgen, Inc. has a 1-year low of $2.89 and a 1-year high of $5.46. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $3.52 and a 200 day moving average of $3.79.

Zafgen (NASDAQ:ZFGN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.49) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.52) by $0.03. During the same quarter last year, the business posted ($0.55) earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts expect that Zafgen, Inc. will post ($2.23) EPS for the current year.

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Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in ZFGN. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its position in shares of Zafgen by 937.6% in the first quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 495,743 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $2,311,000 after acquiring an additional 447,964 shares in the last quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Zafgen by 1,701.5% in the second quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 197,287 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $692,000 after acquiring an additional 186,336 shares in the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Zafgen in the first quarter worth $840,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in shares of Zafgen by 31.8% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 584,159 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $2,050,000 after acquiring an additional 140,848 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Zafgen by 15.7% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 883,838 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $3,102,000 after acquiring an additional 119,902 shares in the last quarter. 48.53% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Several analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Zafgen from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, August 26th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Zafgen from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, October 16th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $6.38.

About Zafgen

Zafgen, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on improving the health and well-being of patients affected by obesity and complex metabolic disorders. The Company’s lead product candidate, Beloranib, is a twice-weekly subcutaneous injection being developed for the treatment of multiple indications, including severe obesity in rare diseases, such as Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) and hypothalamic injury-associated obesity (HIAO), including craniopharyngioma-associated obesity.

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