12,000 Shares in Assembly Biosciences (ASMB) Acquired by Alliancebernstein L.P.

Alliancebernstein L.P. bought a new position in shares of Assembly Biosciences (NASDAQ:ASMB) during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm bought 12,000 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock, valued at approximately $543,000. Alliancebernstein L.P. owned 0.06% of Assembly Biosciences as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the business. Jennison Associates LLC raised its holdings in Assembly Biosciences by 19.6% during the 4th quarter. Jennison Associates LLC now owns 2,120,300 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $95,944,000 after buying an additional 347,025 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. raised its holdings in Assembly Biosciences by 19.6% during the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,078,097 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $48,784,000 after buying an additional 176,976 shares during the period. Emerald Advisers Inc. PA acquired a new stake in Assembly Biosciences during the 4th quarter worth approximately $8,673,000. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its holdings in Assembly Biosciences by 6.9% during the 3rd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 177,312 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $5,944,000 after buying an additional 11,412 shares during the period. Finally, Geode Capital Management LLC raised its holdings in Assembly Biosciences by 29.3% during the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 167,425 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $7,575,000 after buying an additional 37,953 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 76.17% of the company’s stock.

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ASMB has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. B. Riley initiated coverage on shares of Assembly Biosciences in a report on Friday, January 5th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $35.00 price objective on the stock. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Assembly Biosciences from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, January 6th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Assembly Biosciences from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, January 15th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Assembly Biosciences from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, February 3rd. Finally, Jefferies Group lifted their price objective on shares of Assembly Biosciences to $75.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, March 8th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $58.00.

In other news, Director William R. Ringo sold 1,000 shares of Assembly Biosciences stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $56.37, for a total value of $56,370.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Insiders sold 3,000 shares of company stock worth $152,550 over the last quarter. 19.60% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

NASDAQ ASMB opened at $44.93 on Tuesday. Assembly Biosciences has a 12-month low of $18.60 and a 12-month high of $67.36. The company has a market capitalization of $915.85, a PE ratio of -18.64 and a beta of 0.74.

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Assembly Biosciences Profile

Assembly Biosciences, Inc operates as a clinical stage biotechnology company. It develops oral therapeutic candidates for the treatment of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and novel class of oral synthetic live biotherapeutic candidates to treat disorders associated with the microbiome in the United States.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Assembly Biosciences (NASDAQ:ASMB)

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