Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:SRPT) SVP David T. Howton sold 9,304 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, September 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.00, for a total value of $465,200.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 11,168 shares in the company, valued at approximately $558,400. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:SRPT) traded up 0.88% on Wednesday, reaching $56.22. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 8,767,424 shares. Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. has a 52-week low of $8.00 and a 52-week high of $58.87. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $29.05 and its 200-day moving average price is $21.62. The stock’s market cap is $2.69 billion.

Sarepta Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SRPT) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 19th. The company reported ($1.35) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($1.19) by $0.16. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted ($0.87) earnings per share. On average, equities analysts expect that Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. will post ($4.17) earnings per share for the current year.

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Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Creative Planning boosted its position in shares of Sarepta Therapeutics by 2.3% in the first quarter. Creative Planning now owns 54,150 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,057,000 after buying an additional 1,200 shares during the last quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Sarepta Therapeutics by 5.5% in the first quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 216,707 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,230,000 after buying an additional 11,334 shares during the last quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Sarepta Therapeutics during the first quarter worth approximately $13,506,000. BlackRock Fund Advisors boosted its position in shares of Sarepta Therapeutics by 2.2% in the first quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 1,661,818 shares of the company’s stock worth $32,439,000 after buying an additional 36,371 shares during the last quarter. Finally, BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. boosted its position in shares of Sarepta Therapeutics by 2.5% in the first quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 1,068,913 shares of the company’s stock worth $20,865,000 after buying an additional 25,799 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 72.09% of the company’s stock.

SRPT has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $5.00 price target on shares of Sarepta Therapeutics in a research note on Friday, June 3rd. Vetr raised Sarepta Therapeutics from a “strong sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $17.28 price target on the stock in a research note on Thursday, June 2nd. RBC Capital Markets upgraded Sarepta Therapeutics from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday. William Blair reiterated a “market perform” rating on shares of Sarepta Therapeutics in a research report on Monday, June 27th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC lifted their price objective on Sarepta Therapeutics from $20.00 to $26.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, July 22nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, thirteen have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Sarepta Therapeutics has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $51.01.

About Sarepta Therapeutics

Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the discovery and development of ribonucleic acid (RNA)-targeted therapeutics for the treatment of rare, infectious and other diseases. The Company operates in one segment: the development of pharmaceutical products on its own behalf or in collaboration with others.

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