AnaptysBio, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANAB) had its target price increased by equities researchers at JMP Securities from $45.00 to $82.00 in a research report issued on Tuesday, The Fly reports. The firm currently has an “outperform” rating on the biotechnology company’s stock. JMP Securities’ price objective suggests a potential upside of 134.29% from the stock’s current price.

Several other research firms have also weighed in on ANAB. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 price target on shares of AnaptysBio in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of AnaptysBio from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, September 13th. Royal Bank Of Canada began coverage on shares of AnaptysBio in a research report on Thursday, September 14th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $40.00 price target for the company. Robert W. Baird began coverage on shares of AnaptysBio in a research report on Monday, July 10th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $36.00 price target for the company. Finally, Credit Suisse Group increased their price target on shares of AnaptysBio from $34.00 to $38.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, AnaptysBio currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $42.14.

Shares of AnaptysBio (NASDAQ:ANAB) traded up 101.17% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $70.41. 5,788,406 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. AnaptysBio has a 52-week low of $15.17 and a 52-week high of $70.48. The company’s market cap is $1.43 billion. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $34.23 and its 200 day moving average price is $34.23.

AnaptysBio (NASDAQ:ANAB) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, August 10th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.13) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.42) by $0.29. The firm had revenue of $7.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.45 million. On average, equities research analysts predict that AnaptysBio will post ($1.98) EPS for the current year.

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In other news, major shareholder Ventures Vii L. P. Avalon sold 37,040 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, July 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.35, for a total value of $901,924.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, major shareholder Holdings A/S Novo sold 70,706 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $23.31, for a total transaction of $1,648,156.86. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 3,009,949 shares in the company, valued at approximately $70,161,911.19. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 1,133,940 shares of company stock worth $24,223,316 over the last quarter.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. DAFNA Capital Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of AnaptysBio by 22.2% in the second quarter. DAFNA Capital Management LLC now owns 5,500 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $132,000 after purchasing an additional 1,000 shares during the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC grew its holdings in shares of AnaptysBio by 23.4% in the second quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 9,520 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $228,000 after purchasing an additional 1,807 shares during the last quarter. Bank of America Corp DE bought a new position in shares of AnaptysBio in the first quarter worth approximately $123,000. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of AnaptysBio by 69.2% in the second quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 13,844 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $331,000 after purchasing an additional 5,663 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp grew its holdings in shares of AnaptysBio by 46.8% in the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 19,744 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $473,000 after purchasing an additional 6,297 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 71.35% of the company’s stock.

About AnaptysBio

AnaptysBio, Inc is a United States-based biotechnology company. The Company is engaged in developing antibody product candidates focused on unmet medical needs in inflammation and immuno-oncology. The Company develops its product candidates using its antibody discovery technology platform, which is designed to replicate, in vitro, the natural process of antibody generation.

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