Editas Medicine Inc (NASDAQ:EDIT) CFO Andrew A. F. Hack sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.31, for a total transaction of $121,550.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 5,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $121,550. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.
Editas Medicine Inc (EDIT) opened at $31.62 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $1,390.00 and a PE ratio of -9.76. Editas Medicine Inc has a fifty-two week low of $13.12 and a fifty-two week high of $36.00. The company has a quick ratio of 10.12, a current ratio of 10.12 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19.
Editas Medicine (NASDAQ:EDIT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported ($0.64) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.60) by ($0.04). Editas Medicine had a negative net margin of 1,127.03% and a negative return on equity of 70.19%. The business had revenue of $6.28 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.66 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned ($0.59) EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 553.0% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that Editas Medicine Inc will post -2.92 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. IHT Wealth Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Editas Medicine during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $107,000. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can grew its position in Editas Medicine by 519.9% in the 3rd quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 4,959 shares of the company’s stock valued at $114,000 after purchasing an additional 4,159 shares during the period. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale bought a new position in Editas Medicine during the 2nd quarter valued at $127,000. Bank of America Corp DE lifted its stake in Editas Medicine by 72.2% during the 1st quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 5,936 shares of the company’s stock valued at $133,000 after acquiring an additional 2,489 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Legal & General Group Plc lifted its stake in Editas Medicine by 308.4% during the 2nd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 8,654 shares of the company’s stock valued at $145,000 after acquiring an additional 6,535 shares in the last quarter. 65.70% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
A number of equities analysts have weighed in on EDIT shares. ValuEngine raised shares of Editas Medicine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, September 30th. Morgan Stanley restated an “equal weight” rating and set a $28.00 price objective (up previously from $27.00) on shares of Editas Medicine in a report on Friday, October 6th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Editas Medicine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Cowen reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Editas Medicine in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, Cann reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Editas Medicine in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $26.73.
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About Editas Medicine
Editas Medicine, Inc is a genome editing company. It is engaged in treating patients with genetically defined diseases by correcting their disease-causing genes. It operates through developing and commercializing genome editing technology segment. It is developing a genome editing platform based on clustered, regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) technology.
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