Leerink Swann Reaffirms “Outperform” Rating for Intellia Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NTLA)

Intellia Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NTLA)‘s stock had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by equities research analysts at Leerink Swann in a research report issued on Wednesday, March 14th. Leerink Swann also issued estimates for Intellia Therapeutics’ Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.46) EPS.

A number of other analysts also recently weighed in on NTLA. Oppenheimer restated a “hold” rating on shares of Intellia Therapeutics in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Intellia Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Intellia Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 29th. JMP Securities assumed coverage on shares of Intellia Therapeutics in a report on Thursday, March 8th. They issued an “outperform” rating on the stock. Finally, TheStreet downgraded shares of Intellia Therapeutics from a “c-” rating to a “d” rating in a report on Thursday, December 14th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. Intellia Therapeutics has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $34.83.

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NTLA stock traded down $1.41 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $20.45. The company had a trading volume of 1,121,251 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,603,846. The stock has a market cap of $926.59, a P/E ratio of -10.88 and a beta of 2.83. Intellia Therapeutics has a 12-month low of $11.15 and a 12-month high of $35.99.

Intellia Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NTLA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, March 14th. The company reported ($0.61) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.45) by ($0.16). The company had revenue of $6.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $8.84 million. Intellia Therapeutics had a negative return on equity of 31.27% and a negative net margin of 258.62%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 19.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned ($0.31) EPS. research analysts forecast that Intellia Therapeutics will post -2.27 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, Director Jean Francois Formela sold 39,245 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.87, for a total transaction of $936,778.15. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, major shareholder Caribou Biosciences, Inc. sold 550,645 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, January 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $26.78, for a total transaction of $14,746,273.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 12.80% of the company’s stock.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Slow Capital Inc. bought a new position in Intellia Therapeutics during the 4th quarter valued at about $294,000. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC bought a new position in Intellia Therapeutics in the 4th quarter worth about $146,000. Millennium Management LLC bought a new position in Intellia Therapeutics in the 4th quarter worth about $683,000. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC grew its stake in Intellia Therapeutics by 5.4% in the 4th quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 40,415 shares of the company’s stock worth $777,000 after acquiring an additional 2,076 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Teachers Advisors LLC grew its stake in Intellia Therapeutics by 22.4% in the 4th quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 31,950 shares of the company’s stock worth $614,000 after acquiring an additional 5,856 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 57.10% of the company’s stock.

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About Intellia Therapeutics

Intellia Therapeutics, Inc is a genome editing company. The Company is focused on developing therapeutics utilizing a biological tool known as CRISPR/Cas9. The CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing system includes two components: the Cas9 protein and the guide RNA sequence. The Cas9 protein acts like a pair of molecular scissors that initiates the natural cellular repair process to knockout, repair or insert a gene.

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