Shares of Genocea Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GNCA) were down 2.2% during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $5.29 and last traded at $5.34, with a volume of 134,723 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $5.46.

Several analysts recently commented on the company. FBR & Co reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Genocea Biosciences in a research report on Friday, June 10th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Genocea Biosciences from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.75 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, July 5th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $17.95.

The company has a 50 day moving average of $5.18 and a 200 day moving average of $4.68. The stock’s market capitalization is $154.70 million.

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Genocea Biosciences (NASDAQ:GNCA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 4th. The company reported ($0.39) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.44) by $0.05. Genocea Biosciences had a negative return on equity of 47.87% and a negative net margin of 5,121.17%. On average, equities analysts predict that Genocea Biosciences Inc. will post ($1.63) EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. acquired a new stake in Genocea Biosciences during the first quarter valued at about $103,000. Alpine Partners VI LLC acquired a new stake in Genocea Biosciences during the second quarter valued at about $120,000. TFS Capital LLC acquired a new stake in Genocea Biosciences during the second quarter valued at about $133,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP acquired a new stake in Genocea Biosciences during the second quarter valued at about $143,000. Finally, Ameriprise Financial Inc. acquired a new stake in Genocea Biosciences during the second quarter valued at about $156,000. 56.49% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About Genocea Biosciences

Genocea Biosciences, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company discovers and develops vaccines and immunotherapies. It uses its discovery platform, AnTigen Lead Acquisition System (ATLAS), to design vaccines and immunotherapies that act, in part, through T cell (or cellular) immune responses. The Company operates through business of developing and commercializing vaccines segment.

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