Shares of Amicus Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:FOLD) fell 1.4% during trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $7.63 and last traded at $7.78, with a volume of 1,310,151 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $7.89.

Several research firms have recently commented on FOLD. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Amicus Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 11th. Chardan Capital set a $15.00 price objective on shares of Amicus Therapeutics and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 11th. Finally, Leerink Swann reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $19.00 price objective (up from $17.00) on shares of Amicus Therapeutics in a report on Tuesday, June 14th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $12.19.

The company’s market cap is $1.13 billion. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $6.99 and its 200-day moving average is $6.96.

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Amicus Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FOLD) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 9th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.40) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.33) by $0.07. On average, analysts predict that Amicus Therapeutics Inc. will post ($1.35) EPS for the current year.

In other Amicus Therapeutics news, insider Jay Barth sold 10,458 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $7.00, for a total transaction of $73,206.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 15,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $105,000. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Perceptive Advisors Llc sold 1,100,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $6.81, for a total transaction of $7,491,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 3.40% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Teachers Advisors Inc. boosted its position in shares of Amicus Therapeutics by 1.0% in the first quarter. Teachers Advisors Inc. now owns 173,294 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $1,464,000 after buying an additional 1,750 shares during the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Amicus Therapeutics by 10.5% in the second quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 22,411 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $122,000 after buying an additional 2,122 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Group LTD boosted its position in shares of Amicus Therapeutics by 3.9% in the second quarter. BlackRock Group LTD now owns 72,024 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $393,000 after buying an additional 2,681 shares during the last quarter. ProShare Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Amicus Therapeutics by 3.1% in the second quarter. ProShare Advisors LLC now owns 110,154 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $601,000 after buying an additional 3,291 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Legal & General Group Plc boosted its position in shares of Amicus Therapeutics by 14.4% in the first quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 29,770 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $244,000 after buying an additional 3,743 shares during the last quarter. 99.06% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

About Amicus Therapeutics

Amicus Therapeutics, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the discovery and development of therapies to treat a range of rare and orphan diseases. Its lead product candidate, migalastat HCl (Galafold), is an orally administered small molecule pharmacological chaperone for the treatment of Fabry disease, which is a type of lysosomal storage disorder (LSD).

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