Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRPT) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the twenty-four brokerages that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, fourteen have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $60.73.

Several analysts have issued reports on the company. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $43.00 target price on Sarepta Therapeutics and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 18th. Vetr lowered Sarepta Therapeutics from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $36.86 target price for the company. in a research note on Monday, May 15th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 target price on shares of Sarepta Therapeutics in a research note on Thursday, June 22nd. BidaskClub lowered Sarepta Therapeutics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 30th. Finally, Cowen and Company reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $69.00 target price (up previously from $62.00) on shares of Sarepta Therapeutics in a research note on Thursday, July 20th.

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Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT) traded up 0.89% on Friday, hitting $37.35. 773,926 shares of the stock were exchanged. The firm’s market cap is $2.40 billion. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $36.95 and a 200-day moving average price of $32.78. Sarepta Therapeutics has a 52-week low of $24.31 and a 52-week high of $63.73.

Sarepta Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SRPT) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July 19th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.46) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.92) by $0.46. The firm had revenue of $35.01 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $22.52 million. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 350000.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned ($1.19) EPS. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Sarepta Therapeutics will post ($1.16) EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, SVP Alexander Cumbo sold 5,918 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, July 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.00, for a total value of $242,638.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 22,793 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $934,513. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO Douglas S. Ingram purchased 47,058 shares of Sarepta Therapeutics stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, July 27th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $42.50 per share, for a total transaction of $1,999,965.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief executive officer now owns 382,058 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $16,237,465. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 78,056 shares of company stock worth $3,224,208. 9.60% of the stock is owned by insiders.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of SRPT. Renaissance Technologies LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Sarepta Therapeutics during the fourth quarter valued at $1,346,000. Norges Bank purchased a new stake in shares of Sarepta Therapeutics during the fourth quarter valued at $11,181,000. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Sarepta Therapeutics by 190.1% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 222,786 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $6,111,000 after buying an additional 146,002 shares during the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. purchased a new stake in shares of Sarepta Therapeutics during the fourth quarter valued at $905,000. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can boosted its stake in shares of Sarepta Therapeutics by 1.0% in the first quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 98,775 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $2,924,000 after buying an additional 996 shares during the last quarter. 64.58% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

About Sarepta Therapeutics

Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on the discovery and development of ribose nucleic acid (RNA)-targeted therapeutics for the treatment of rare neuromuscular diseases. It operates through discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering therapies to patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

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