SAGE Therapeutics Inc (SAGE) Director Steven M. Paul Sells 3,775 Shares

SAGE Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:SAGE) Director Steven M. Paul sold 3,775 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $161.05, for a total value of $607,963.75. Following the transaction, the director now owns 272,777 shares in the company, valued at $43,930,735.85. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

Shares of SAGE Therapeutics stock traded down $3.64 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $152.46. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,093,680 shares, compared to its average volume of 673,082. The firm has a market capitalization of $7.35 billion, a PE ratio of -18.87 and a beta of 2.92. SAGE Therapeutics Inc has a one year low of $79.88 and a one year high of $188.82.

SAGE Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SAGE) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 19th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($3.38) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($2.89) by ($0.49). The firm had revenue of $0.27 million during the quarter. During the same period last year, the firm earned ($1.75) EPS. On average, analysts predict that SAGE Therapeutics Inc will post -12.51 earnings per share for the current year.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on the company. Guggenheim assumed coverage on SAGE Therapeutics in a report on Friday, February 22nd. They set a “buy” rating and a $205.00 target price on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded SAGE Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 5th. LADENBURG THALM/SH SH set a $210.00 target price on SAGE Therapeutics and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 11th. Oppenheimer set a $170.00 target price on SAGE Therapeutics and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 20th. Finally, Wolfe Research assumed coverage on SAGE Therapeutics in a report on Friday, December 14th. They set an “outperform” rating on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $201.45.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Virtus ETF Advisers LLC increased its stake in shares of SAGE Therapeutics by 2.7% in the fourth quarter. Virtus ETF Advisers LLC now owns 2,948 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $282,000 after purchasing an additional 77 shares during the period. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of SAGE Therapeutics by 34.8% in the fourth quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 310 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $30,000 after purchasing an additional 80 shares during the period. Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. increased its stake in shares of SAGE Therapeutics by 2.8% in the fourth quarter. Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. now owns 8,676 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $831,000 after purchasing an additional 239 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of SAGE Therapeutics by 1.1% in the fourth quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 23,202 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $2,222,000 after purchasing an additional 243 shares during the period. Finally, Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. bought a new position in shares of SAGE Therapeutics in the fourth quarter worth about $29,000.

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SAGE Therapeutics Company Profile

Sage Therapeutics, Inc, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, develops and commercializes novel medicines to treat central nervous system (CNS) disorders. Its lead product candidate is ZULRESSO, a proprietary intravenous formulation of brexanolone that has completed Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of postpartum depression (PPD).

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