Genocea Biosciences’ (GNCA) “Overweight” Rating Reiterated at Piper Jaffray Companies
Genocea Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNCA)‘s stock had its “overweight” rating reiterated by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies in a report issued on Thursday, The Fly reports. They presently have a $5.00 price objective on the biotechnology company’s stock. Piper Jaffray Companies’ price objective would indicate a potential upside of 331.03% from the company’s previous close.
GNCA has been the subject of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Genocea Biosciences from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $1.75 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, October 16th. ValuEngine lowered Genocea Biosciences from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Stifel Nicolaus lowered Genocea Biosciences from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and lowered their price objective for the company from $15.00 to $2.50 in a research note on Monday, September 25th. Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $10.00 price objective on shares of Genocea Biosciences in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC downgraded Genocea Biosciences from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Genocea Biosciences currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $7.62.
Genocea Biosciences (NASDAQ:GNCA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 9th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.54) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.46) by ($0.08).
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Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of GNCA. Ameriprise Financial Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Genocea Biosciences by 34.1% in the first quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 19,933 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $121,000 after buying an additional 5,068 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. purchased a new stake in shares of Genocea Biosciences in the first quarter worth approximately $217,000. FMR LLC raised its holdings in shares of Genocea Biosciences by 0.4% in the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 4,274,804 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $26,033,000 after buying an additional 18,574 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Genocea Biosciences by 4.7% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 148,370 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $903,000 after buying an additional 6,708 shares during the period. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Genocea Biosciences in the second quarter worth approximately $257,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 57.39% of the company’s stock.
Genocea Biosciences Company Profile
Genocea Biosciences, Inc, is harnessing the power of T cell immunity to develop vaccines and immunotherapies company. The Company uses its discovery platform, AnTigen Lead Acquisition System (ATLAS), to design vaccines and immunotherapies that act, in part, through T cell (or cellular) immune responses.
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