Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:SRPT) VP Jayant Aphale sold 35,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, September 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.00, for a total value of $1,750,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 21,490 shares in the company, valued at $1,074,500. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Shares of Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:SRPT) traded up 0.88% during trading on Wednesday, reaching $56.22. The company 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 company’s market capitalization is $2.69 billion. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $29.05 and its 200-day moving average price is $21.62.

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

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Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. National Planning Corp increased its stake in shares of Sarepta Therapeutics by 2.1% in the first quarter. National Planning Corp now owns 13,678 shares of the company’s stock valued at $242,000 after buying an additional 275 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers increased its stake in shares of Sarepta Therapeutics by 1.6% in the second quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 46,719 shares of the company’s stock valued at $891,000 after buying an additional 721 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas increased its stake in shares of Sarepta Therapeutics by 13.6% in the second quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 6,034 shares of the company’s stock valued at $115,000 after buying an additional 724 shares during the period. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. increased its stake in shares of Sarepta Therapeutics by 6.7% in the second quarter. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. now owns 12,800 shares of the company’s stock valued at $245,000 after buying an additional 800 shares during the period. Finally, LGL Partners LLC increased its stake in shares of Sarepta Therapeutics by 4.2% in the first quarter. LGL Partners LLC now owns 24,862 shares of the company’s stock valued at $485,000 after buying an additional 1,000 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 72.09% of the company’s stock.

SRPT has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “market perform” rating on shares of Sarepta Therapeutics in a report on Monday, August 15th. Janney Montgomery Scott raised Sarepta Therapeutics from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price target for the company from $30.00 to $65.00 in a report on Monday. Jefferies Group reiterated an “underperform” rating and set a $7.00 price objective on shares of Sarepta Therapeutics in a research report on Saturday, June 25th. Robert W. Baird reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $23.00 price objective on shares of Sarepta Therapeutics in a research report on Monday, July 18th. Finally, JMP Securities reiterated an “underperform” rating and set a $10.00 price objective on shares of Sarepta Therapeutics in a research report on Sunday, July 24th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, thirteen have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $51.01.

Sarepta Therapeutics Company Profile

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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