Natera, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRA)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by equities research analysts at Robert W. Baird in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday.

Several other equities research analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Natera from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.25 target price on the stock in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. ValuEngine raised shares of Natera from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Cowen and Company reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $14.00 target price on shares of Natera in a research note on Friday, September 1st. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Natera from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reduced their target price on shares of Natera from $18.00 to $13.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, August 7th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $16.20.

Shares of Natera (NASDAQ:NTRA) traded down 1.88% during trading on Tuesday, reaching $12.52. 104,300 shares of the company were exchanged. The company’s market capitalization is $666.35 million. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $13.06 and its 200 day moving average is $13.06. Natera has a 1-year low of $7.35 and a 1-year high of $14.76.

Natera (NASDAQ:NTRA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. The medical research company reported ($0.52) EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.52). Natera had a negative net margin of 62.64% and a negative return on equity of 137.46%. The business had revenue of $53.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $50.57 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned ($0.46) earnings per share. Natera’s quarterly revenue was up 3.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts anticipate that Natera will post ($2.03) earnings per share for the current year.

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In related news, insider Jonathan Sheena sold 120,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.54, for a total value of $1,504,800.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 533,208 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,686,428.32. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Company insiders own 12.57% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of NTRA. Virtu KCG Holdings LLC bought a new position in Natera during the 2nd quarter worth about $126,000. American International Group Inc. grew its holdings in Natera by 7.1% during the 1st quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 16,065 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $142,000 after acquiring an additional 1,068 shares in the last quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA grew its holdings in Natera by 1.2% during the 1st quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA now owns 16,118 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $143,000 after acquiring an additional 194 shares in the last quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. bought a new position in Natera during the 2nd quarter worth about $151,000. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. grew its holdings in Natera by 45.3% during the 1st quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 17,386 shares of the medical research company’s stock worth $154,000 after acquiring an additional 5,417 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 59.74% of the company’s stock.

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