Xencor, Inc. (NASDAQ:XNCR) major shareholder John S. Stafford III acquired 6,215 shares of Xencor stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 12th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $20.72 per share, with a total value of $128,774.80. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Large shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

Shares of Xencor, Inc. (XNCR) traded down $0.48 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $21.01. 194,254 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 216,189. Xencor, Inc. has a 12-month low of $18.55 and a 12-month high of $28.64.

A number of research firms have weighed in on XNCR. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Xencor from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. Cantor Fitzgerald began coverage on shares of Xencor in a research note on Wednesday, November 29th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $33.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Xencor from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 22nd. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 price target on shares of Xencor in a report on Sunday, November 12th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Xencor from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $30.80.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Emory University purchased a new stake in shares of Xencor during the 2nd quarter valued at about $1,491,000. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL boosted its holdings in shares of Xencor by 10.0% during the 3rd quarter. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL now owns 76,200 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $1,747,000 after acquiring an additional 6,900 shares during the last quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board purchased a new stake in shares of Xencor during the 2nd quarter valued at about $612,000. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Xencor by 5.6% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,701,209 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $35,913,000 after acquiring an additional 90,094 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Northern Trust Corp boosted its holdings in shares of Xencor by 6.6% during the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 498,616 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $10,527,000 after acquiring an additional 30,715 shares during the last quarter. 77.62% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Xencor Company Profile

Xencor, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on discovering and developing engineered monoclonal antibodies to treat severe and life threatening diseases. It has developed two clinical-stage product candidates, using its Immune Inhibitor Fc platform: XmAb5871, which is in two Phase II trials and is being developed for autoimmune disease, and XmAb7195, which is in a Phase I trial and is being developed for asthma and allergic diseases.

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