Natera (NTRA) Stock Rating Upgraded by BidaskClub

Natera (NASDAQ:NTRA) was upgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Saturday.

Other analysts have also issued research reports about the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Natera from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. Cowen reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 target price on shares of Natera in a research note on Thursday, December 21st. Morgan Stanley reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a $16.00 target price (up previously from $13.00) on shares of Natera in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 target price on shares of Natera in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Natera in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $14.50.

Natera (NASDAQ:NTRA) opened at $11.11 on Friday. Natera has a 52-week low of $7.35 and a 52-week high of $14.76. The company has a current ratio of 1.85, a quick ratio of 1.75 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.43. The company has a market capitalization of $597.37, a P/E ratio of -4.53 and a beta of 2.07.

Natera (NASDAQ:NTRA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The medical research company reported ($0.51) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.47) by ($0.04). The business had revenue of $56.66 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $55.31 million. Natera had a negative net margin of 62.34% and a negative return on equity of 197.09%. Natera’s quarterly revenue was up 5.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned ($0.50) EPS. equities analysts predict that Natera will post -2.15 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Capital World Investors boosted its holdings in shares of Natera by 0.8% in the 2nd quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 4,222,609 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $45,858,000 after purchasing an additional 32,000 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Natera by 12.6% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 2,261,052 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $24,555,000 after purchasing an additional 253,344 shares in the last quarter. Orbimed Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Natera by 23.5% in the 3rd quarter. Orbimed Advisors LLC now owns 1,576,190 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $20,317,000 after purchasing an additional 300,000 shares in the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. boosted its holdings in shares of Natera by 25.9% in the 3rd quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 1,336,993 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $17,234,000 after purchasing an additional 275,113 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its holdings in shares of Natera by 1.5% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 634,743 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $6,893,000 after purchasing an additional 9,223 shares in the last quarter. 66.23% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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About Natera

Natera, Inc is a diagnostics company. The Company is engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of genetic testing services. It offers Panorama Non-Invasive Prenatal Test that screens for chromosomal abnormalities of a fetus with a blood draw from the mother; Horizon Carrier Screening to determine carrier status for a large number of severe genetic diseases that could be passed on to the carrier’s children; Spectrum Pre-implantation Genetic Screening and Spectrum Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis to analyze chromosomal anomalies or inherited genetic conditions during an in vitro fertilization cycle to select embryos with the probability of becoming healthy children; Anora Products of Conception test to analyze fetal chromosomes to understand the cause of miscarriage, and Non-Invasive Paternity Testing, to determine paternity by analyzing the fragments of fetal deoxyribonucleic acid in a pregnant mother’s blood and a blood sample from the alleged father(s).

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