Editas Medicine Inc. (NASDAQ:EDIT) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday.

According to Zacks, “Editas Medicine, Inc. is a genome editing company. It focuses on translating its genome editing technology into a novel class of human therapeutics which enable precise and corrective molecular modification to treat diseases. Editas Medicine, Inc. is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. “

Separately, Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Editas Medicine in a report on Monday, August 22nd. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $33.50.

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Editas Medicine (NASDAQ:EDIT) traded up 1.02% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $14.90. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 338,380 shares. The firm’s market capitalization is $527.52 million. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $19.08 and its 200 day moving average price is $28.64. Editas Medicine has a 52 week low of $12.57 and a 52 week high of $43.99.

Editas Medicine (NASDAQ:EDIT) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 9th. The company reported ($0.54) EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.54). On average, equities analysts forecast that Editas Medicine will post ($2.59) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, major shareholder Polaris Venture Management Co. sold 500,000 shares of Editas Medicine stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.80, for a total value of $8,400,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Kevin P. Starr sold 5,890 shares of Editas Medicine stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.90, for a total transaction of $93,651.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of EDIT. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its stake in Editas Medicine by 120.8% in the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 19,365 shares of the company’s stock valued at $473,000 after buying an additional 10,594 shares during the period. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY bought a new stake in Editas Medicine during the second quarter valued at $181,000. Paloma Partners Management Co bought a new stake in Editas Medicine during the second quarter valued at $252,000. Flagship Ventures Fund IV General Partner LLC bought a new stake in Editas Medicine during the second quarter valued at $120,910,000. Finally, State Street Corp increased its stake in Editas Medicine by 190.4% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 100,234 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,447,000 after buying an additional 65,723 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 61.00% of the company’s stock.

Editas Medicine Company Profile

Editas Medicine, Inc, formerly Gengine, Inc, is a genome editing company. The Company is engaged in treating patients with genetically defined diseases by correcting their disease-causing genes. It operates through developing and commercializing genome editing technology segment. It is developing a genome editing platform based on clustered, regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/CRISPR associated protein 9 (Cas9) technology.

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