Insider Selling: Atara Biotherapeutics Inc (ATRA) CEO Sells 8,600 Shares of Stock

Atara Biotherapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ATRA) CEO Isaac E. Ciechanover sold 8,600 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, January 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.99, for a total value of $171,914.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 743,675 shares in the company, valued at $14,866,063.25. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Atara Biotherapeutics Inc (NASDAQ ATRA) traded up $2.00 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $29.50. The company had a trading volume of 1,241,175 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,203,030. Atara Biotherapeutics Inc has a one year low of $11.80 and a one year high of $30.90. The stock has a market cap of $1,033.89, a PE ratio of -8.50 and a beta of 1.27.

Atara Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ:ATRA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The biotechnology company reported ($1.02) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.97) by ($0.05). equities analysts predict that Atara Biotherapeutics Inc will post -4 EPS for the current year.

ATRA has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. BidaskClub raised Atara Biotherapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Atara Biotherapeutics in a research report on Friday, December 29th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 price objective on shares of Atara Biotherapeutics in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. ValuEngine raised Atara Biotherapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 29th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $20.00 price target on shares of Atara Biotherapeutics in a report on Friday, October 6th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $30.60.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in ATRA. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new stake in Atara Biotherapeutics in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $142,000. Voya Investment Management LLC increased its stake in Atara Biotherapeutics by 16.2% in the 2nd quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 11,813 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $165,000 after acquiring an additional 1,651 shares during the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. bought a new stake in Atara Biotherapeutics in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $170,000. State of Wisconsin Investment Board bought a new stake in Atara Biotherapeutics in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $252,000. Finally, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company increased its position in shares of Atara Biotherapeutics by 7.2% during the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 20,377 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $285,000 after purchasing an additional 1,369 shares during the last quarter. 69.67% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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About Atara Biotherapeutics

Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on developing therapies for patients with severe and life-threatening diseases. The Company operates through the business of developing and commercializing therapeutics segment. The Company is focused on developing allogeneic or third-party derived antigen-specific T-cells.

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