Agios Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AGIO) Stock Rating Upgraded by ValuEngine

Agios Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AGIO) was upgraded by ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Sunday, December 31st.

Other research analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. Oppenheimer set a $83.00 price target on Agios Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 26th. SunTrust Banks reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 target price on shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 target price on shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals in a report on Monday, September 18th. Canaccord Genuity set a $90.00 target price on Agios Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. Finally, Cann reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $75.00.

Shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals (AGIO) opened at $67.34 on Friday. Agios Pharmaceuticals has a 52 week low of $39.24 and a 52 week high of $72.73. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,280.00, a PE ratio of -10.74 and a beta of 1.83.

Agios Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AGIO) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.59) earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($1.78) by $0.19. Agios Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 69.64% and a negative net margin of 506.39%. The company had revenue of $11.35 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $10.85 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted ($1.63) EPS. Agios Pharmaceuticals’s revenue for the quarter was up 26.4% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts anticipate that Agios Pharmaceuticals will post -6.59 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, insider Scott Biller sold 2,146 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $62.69, for a total value of $134,532.74. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Lewis Clayton Jr. Cantley sold 3,838 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $59.37, for a total transaction of $227,862.06. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 80,851 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,800,123.87. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 29,130 shares of company stock worth $1,844,260 over the last three months. Insiders own 5.43% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in AGIO. Hood River Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in Agios Pharmaceuticals by 2.3% in the second quarter. Hood River Capital Management LLC now owns 118,844 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $6,115,000 after purchasing an additional 2,626 shares during the last quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. lifted its stake in Agios Pharmaceuticals by 4.9% in the second quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 681,093 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $35,042,000 after purchasing an additional 31,969 shares during the last quarter. Virtu KCG Holdings LLC bought a new stake in Agios Pharmaceuticals in the second quarter worth about $743,000. Royal Bank of Canada lifted its stake in Agios Pharmaceuticals by 40.8% in the second quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 9,131 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $470,000 after purchasing an additional 2,648 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Utah Retirement Systems lifted its stake in Agios Pharmaceuticals by 35.7% in the second quarter. Utah Retirement Systems now owns 7,600 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $391,000 after purchasing an additional 2,000 shares during the last quarter. 93.79% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Agios Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company’s therapeutic areas of focus are cancer and rare genetic metabolic disorders, which are a group of over 600 rare genetic diseases caused by mutations, or defects, of single metabolic genes. The Company’s cancer product candidates are enasidenib and ivosidenib (AG-120), which target mutated isocitrate dehydrogenase 2 (IDH2) and isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1), respectively, and AG-881, which targets both mutated IDH1 and mutated IDH2.

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