Abeona Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:ABEO) saw unusually-strong trading volume on Wednesday after Maxim Group raised their price target on the stock to $8.00. Approximately 693,645 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 221% from the previous session’s volume of 216,338 shares.The stock last traded at $6.50 and had previously closed at $5.78.

ABEO has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Cantor Fitzgerald started coverage on Abeona Therapeutics in a research report on Wednesday, September 7th. They set a “buy” rating and a $21.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Abeona Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, September 12th. FBR & Co reissued a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 target price on shares of Abeona Therapeutics in a research note on Friday, August 26th. Finally, Rodman & Renshaw reissued a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 target price on shares of Abeona Therapeutics in a research note on Sunday, August 21st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. Abeona Therapeutics currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $12.80.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Royce & Associates LP boosted its stake in shares of Abeona Therapeutics by 25.6% in the first quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 376,321 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $963,000 after buying an additional 76,678 shares during the last quarter. Sabby Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Abeona Therapeutics by 11.4% in the first quarter. Sabby Management LLC now owns 334,108 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $855,000 after buying an additional 34,108 shares during the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Abeona Therapeutics by 16.7% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 70,496 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $180,000 after buying an additional 10,082 shares during the last quarter. Finally, BlackRock Fund Advisors boosted its stake in shares of Abeona Therapeutics by 8.5% in the first quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 302,262 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $774,000 after buying an additional 23,734 shares during the last quarter. 19.95% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $4.38 and its 200 day moving average price is $3.11. The stock’s market capitalization is $220.39 million.

Abeona Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ABEO) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 16th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.20) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.14) by $0.06. Abeona Therapeutics had a negative return on equity of 30.84% and a negative net margin of 2,177.03%. Equities analysts predict that Abeona Therapeutics Inc. will post ($0.73) EPS for the current fiscal year.

About Abeona Therapeutics

Abeona Therapeutics, Inc (Abeona), formerly PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals, Inc, is focused on developing and delivering gene therapy and plasma-based products for rare diseases. The Company’s lead programs are ABO-101 (AA9 NAGLU) and ABO-102 (scAAV9 SGHG), adeno-associated virus (AAV)-based gene therapies for Sanfilippo syndrome (Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) IIIA and IIIB) in collaboration with patient advocate groups, researchers and clinicians.

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