Repligen Co. (RGEN) Director Thomas F. Ryan, Jr. Sells 1,763 Shares

Repligen Co. (NASDAQ:RGEN) Director Thomas F. Ryan, Jr. sold 1,763 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, November 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.75, for a total value of $115,917.25. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 3,225 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $212,043.75. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Shares of Repligen stock opened at $67.91 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.90 billion, a P/E ratio of 98.42, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 5.22 and a beta of 0.74. Repligen Co. has a 1 year low of $29.56 and a 1 year high of $68.50.

Repligen (NASDAQ:RGEN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 1st. The biotechnology company reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $49.53 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $46.69 million. Repligen had a return on equity of 5.39% and a net margin of 12.61%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 35.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.15 EPS. As a group, analysts predict that Repligen Co. will post 0.72 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Lisanti Capital Growth LLC lifted its stake in Repligen by 55.7% in the 3rd quarter. Lisanti Capital Growth LLC now owns 44,405 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $2,463,000 after acquiring an additional 15,880 shares in the last quarter. American Capital Management Inc. purchased a new stake in Repligen in the 3rd quarter worth about $3,866,000. Victory Capital Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of Repligen by 56.7% during the 3rd quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 10,451 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $580,000 after purchasing an additional 3,781 shares in the last quarter. Ardevora Asset Management LLP purchased a new stake in shares of Repligen during the 3rd quarter worth about $5,937,000. Finally, Arizona State Retirement System raised its stake in shares of Repligen by 3.3% during the 3rd quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 56,556 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $3,137,000 after purchasing an additional 1,818 shares in the last quarter. 93.08% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on RGEN shares. Stephens increased their price target on Repligen from $50.00 to $55.00 and gave the company an “average” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 10th. BidaskClub lowered Repligen from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 31st. Citigroup increased their price target on Repligen from $45.00 to $56.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, July 20th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Repligen from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $62.00 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday, October 4th. Finally, Janney Montgomery Scott reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Repligen in a research report on Thursday, October 4th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Repligen presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $59.33.

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About Repligen

Repligen Corporation develops, manufactures, and sells products used to enhance the interconnected phases of the biological drug manufacturing process worldwide. It offers Protein A ligands to life sciences companies, which are the binding components of Protein A affinity resins; and growth factor products used to supplement cell culture media.

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