Transenterix Inc (NASDAQ:TRXC) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Tuesday.

According to Zacks, “TransEnterix Inc. designs, develops and manufactures medical-devices. It offers SPIDER(R) Surgical System, a laparoscopic surgical platform that allows intra-abdominal triangulation procedures to be performed with articulating instruments through a single site. The company is primarily focused on the development and commercialization of SurgiBot, a patient-side minimally invasive surgical robotic system. TransEnterix Inc., formerly known as SafeStitch Medical, Inc., is based in United States. “

Separately, B. Riley downgraded Transenterix to a “neutral” rating and set a $0.70 target price on the stock. in a report on Tuesday, May 16th.

Transenterix (NASDAQ TRXC) traded down 1.4000% during trading on Tuesday, reaching $0.6902. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 427,181 shares. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $0.68 and its 200-day moving average price is $0.95. The stock’s market cap is $91.37 million. Transenterix has a 1-year low of $0.45 and a 1-year high of $2.33.

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In other Transenterix news, Director Richard C. Pfenniger, Jr. bought 100,000 shares of Transenterix stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 16th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $0.54 per share, with a total value of $54,000.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 148,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $79,920. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

An institutional investor recently bought a new position in Transenterix stock. LMR Partners LLP acquired a new stake in shares of Transenterix Inc (NASDAQ:TRXC) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 266,053 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $189,000. LMR Partners LLP owned 0.18% of Transenterix at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Transenterix Company Profile

TransEnterix, Inc is a medical device company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of ALF-X Surgical Robotic System (the ALF-X System), and SurgiBot System. The Company’s ALF-X System is a multi-port robotic surgery system, which allows multiple robotic arms to control instruments and a camera.

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