BidaskClub Upgrades Adaptimmune Therapeutics (ADAP) to “Buy”

Adaptimmune Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ADAP) was upgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday.

Several other equities analysts have also issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Adaptimmune Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, March 19th. ValuEngine raised shares of Adaptimmune Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Leerink Swann started coverage on shares of Adaptimmune Therapeutics in a report on Friday, March 16th. They set a “buy” rating and a $15.00 price objective on the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $11.58.

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Shares of ADAP stock opened at $12.39 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $1,158.01, a P/E ratio of -15.49 and a beta of 1.19. Adaptimmune Therapeutics has a 52-week low of $4.28 and a 52-week high of $13.41.

Adaptimmune Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ADAP) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March 15th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.29) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.25) by ($0.04). The business had revenue of $4.27 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $9.38 million. Adaptimmune Therapeutics had a negative net margin of 185.39% and a negative return on equity of 32.26%. equities analysts predict that Adaptimmune Therapeutics will post -0.82 EPS for the current year.

In other Adaptimmune Therapeutics news, CFO Adrian Rawcliffe sold 600,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $1.71, for a total value of $1,026,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director David M. Mott bought 869,574 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 22nd. The stock was purchased at an average price of $1.90 per share, with a total value of $1,652,190.60. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders acquired 9,385,254 shares of company stock valued at $17,966,655. 24.45% of the stock is owned by insiders.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in ADAP. OxFORD Asset Management LLP boosted its stake in Adaptimmune Therapeutics by 30.1% in the third quarter. OxFORD Asset Management LLP now owns 45,238 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $369,000 after acquiring an additional 10,471 shares in the last quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new stake in Adaptimmune Therapeutics in the third quarter valued at approximately $182,000. Creative Planning lifted its stake in shares of Adaptimmune Therapeutics by 66.7% during the fourth quarter. Creative Planning now owns 66,681 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $445,000 after buying an additional 26,681 shares during the period. Alps Advisors Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Adaptimmune Therapeutics by 12.7% during the fourth quarter. Alps Advisors Inc. now owns 103,816 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $693,000 after buying an additional 11,716 shares during the period. Finally, Essex Investment Management Co. LLC lifted its stake in shares of Adaptimmune Therapeutics by 19.6% during the fourth quarter. Essex Investment Management Co. LLC now owns 87,307 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $583,000 after buying an additional 14,311 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 55.50% of the company’s stock.

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Adaptimmune Therapeutics Company Profile

Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the provision of cancer immunotherapy products based on its proprietary SPEAR T-cell platform. Its platform enables to identify cancer targets; find and genetically engineer T-cell receptors (TCR); and produce TCR therapeutic candidates for administration to patients.

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