Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ:AGEN) CEO Garo H. Armen acquired 100,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 30th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $3.55 per share, with a total value of $355,000.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Shares of Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ:AGEN) traded up 2.25% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $3.63. 1,107,445 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The company’s 50 day moving average is $4.31 and its 200 day moving average is $3.97. The company’s market cap is $361.95 million. Agenus Inc. has a 12-month low of $3.20 and a 12-month high of $5.91.

Agenus (NASDAQ:AGEN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The biotechnology company reported ($0.32) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.36) by $0.04. The business had revenue of $4.21 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $6.66 million. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 36.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted ($0.33) earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that Agenus Inc. will post ($1.13) EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in Agenus by 5.2% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 3,530,585 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $13,805,000 after purchasing an additional 174,162 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp raised its stake in Agenus by 4.1% during the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 941,631 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $3,682,000 after purchasing an additional 37,239 shares during the period. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. raised its stake in Agenus by 3,447.2% during the first quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 673,333 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $2,539,000 after purchasing an additional 654,351 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its stake in Agenus by 38.1% during the first quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 560,799 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $2,114,000 after purchasing an additional 154,715 shares during the period. Finally, Geode Capital Management LLC raised its stake in Agenus by 5.8% during the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 554,572 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $2,090,000 after purchasing an additional 30,265 shares during the period. 39.55% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of research firms recently weighed in on AGEN. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Agenus from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.50 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, July 5th. ValuEngine cut shares of Agenus from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, July 8th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Agenus from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and set a $7.00 target price on shares of Agenus in a research note on Friday, August 4th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. Agenus presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $5.81.

About Agenus

Agenus Inc (Agenus) is an immuno-oncology (I-O) company. The Company focuses on the discovery and development of therapies that engage the body’s immune system to fight cancer. It is developing a I-O portfolio driven by platforms and programs, such as antibody discovery platforms, including Retrocyte Display, SECANT yeast display and phage display technologies designed to produce human antibodies; antibody candidate programs, including checkpoint modulator (CPM) programs; vaccine programs, including Prophage, AutoSynVax and PhosPhoSynVax, and saponin-based vaccine adjuvants, principally QS-21 Stimulon adjuvant (QS-21 Stimulon).

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