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Ignyta (NASDAQ:RXDX) CEO Jonathan E. Lim bought 5,000 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction dated Friday, August 15th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $7.60 per share, for a total transaction of $38,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 5,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $38,000. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Shares of Ignyta (NASDAQ:RXDX) traded up 0.40% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $7.55. The stock had a trading volume of 4,814 shares. Ignyta has a one year low of $5.36 and a one year high of $20.00. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $8.3 and its 200-day moving average is $8.88. The company’s market cap is $147.8 million.

Ignyta (NASDAQ:RXDX) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August 12th. The company reported ($0.28) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.26) by $0.02. Analysts expect that Ignyta will post $-1.50 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Ignyta, Inc is a development-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on discovering or acquiring, then developing and commercializing targeted drugs for cancer patients whose tumors harbor specific molecular alterations.

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