AveXis, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVXS) VP Andrew F. Knudten sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $94.48, for a total transaction of $188,960.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 7,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $661,360. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Shares of AveXis, Inc. (NASDAQ AVXS) traded down $0.34 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $93.50. 350,535 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 426,264. AveXis, Inc. has a 12 month low of $44.68 and a 12 month high of $108.27.

AveXis (NASDAQ:AVXS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported ($1.52) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($1.48) by ($0.04). During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted ($0.87) EPS. equities research analysts forecast that AveXis, Inc. will post -6.23 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. FMR LLC increased its stake in shares of AveXis by 13.1% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 4,705,433 shares of the company’s stock valued at $386,598,000 after purchasing an additional 544,475 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in shares of AveXis by 34.7% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 2,301,229 shares of the company’s stock valued at $189,069,000 after purchasing an additional 592,843 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of AveXis by 31.8% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,575,205 shares of the company’s stock valued at $129,419,000 after purchasing an additional 380,396 shares during the period. Janus Henderson Group PLC increased its stake in shares of AveXis by 52.2% in the third quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 1,027,221 shares of the company’s stock valued at $99,363,000 after purchasing an additional 352,456 shares during the period. Finally, State Street Corp increased its stake in shares of AveXis by 104.2% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,000,001 shares of the company’s stock valued at $82,163,000 after purchasing an additional 510,189 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 92.88% of the company’s stock.

AVXS has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Barclays initiated coverage on shares of AveXis in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $124.00 price target on the stock. Nomura initiated coverage on shares of AveXis in a research note on Monday, August 28th. They set a “reduce” rating and a $52.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of AveXis from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $112.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Instinet initiated coverage on shares of AveXis in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. They set a “reduce” rating and a $52.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Bank of America dropped their price objective on shares of AveXis from $115.00 to $112.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $110.67.

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About AveXis

AveXis, Inc is a clinical-stage gene therapy company. The Company operates through the developing and commercializing gene therapy treatments for patients suffering from neurological genetic diseases segment. The Company’s product candidate, AVXS-101, is its gene therapy product candidate that is in a Phase I clinical trial for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) Type 1, which is a genetic disorder characterized by motor neuron loss and associated muscle deterioration.

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