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Athersys (NASDAQ:ATHX) CEO Bokkelen Gil Van sold 9,500 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction dated Thursday, June 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $1.63, for a total value of $15,485.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 926,995 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,511,002. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Athersys (NASDAQ:ATHX) opened at 1.58 on Monday. Athersys has a 52-week low of $1.08 and a 52-week high of $4.33. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $1.58 and a 200-day moving average of $2.77. The company’s market cap is $121.7 million.

Athersys (NASDAQ:ATHX) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 8th. The company reported ($0.09) EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of ($0.10) by $0.01. The company had revenue of $0.71 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $0.66 million. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 116.9% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Athersys will post $-0.40 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Edison Investment Research reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Athersys in a research note on Tuesday, May 6th. Analysts at First Analysis initiated coverage on shares of Athersys in a research note on Tuesday, April 29th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $5.00 price target on the stock.

Athersys, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of therapeutic product candidates designed to extend and improve the quality of human life.

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