Intellia Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:NTLA) major shareholder Institutes For Biomed Novartis sold 1,523,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.30, for a total transaction of $27,870,900.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Large shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s stock are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

Shares of Intellia Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:NTLA) traded down $0.59 on Thursday, reaching $17.71. 3,324,600 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 365,310. Intellia Therapeutics Inc has a one year low of $10.83 and a one year high of $33.34.

Intellia Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NTLA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The company reported ($0.44) earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.50) by $0.06. Intellia Therapeutics had a negative net margin of 215.92% and a negative return on equity of 28.01%. The company had revenue of $7.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.83 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted ($0.22) EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 49.0% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that Intellia Therapeutics Inc will post -1.68 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in NTLA. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its holdings in Intellia Therapeutics by 3.9% during the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 904,708 shares of the company’s stock valued at $12,747,000 after buying an additional 33,925 shares in the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Intellia Therapeutics by 6.0% in the 1st quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 76,095 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,072,000 after purchasing an additional 4,291 shares in the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Intellia Therapeutics by 6.1% in the 1st quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 26,903 shares of the company’s stock valued at $380,000 after purchasing an additional 1,539 shares in the last quarter. Bank of America Corp DE raised its holdings in shares of Intellia Therapeutics by 443.6% in the 1st quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 17,840 shares of the company’s stock valued at $251,000 after purchasing an additional 14,558 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can raised its holdings in shares of Intellia Therapeutics by 1,031.7% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 7,922 shares of the company’s stock valued at $127,000 after purchasing an additional 7,222 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 49.55% of the company’s stock.

NTLA has been the topic of several research reports. Chardan Capital cut shares of Intellia Therapeutics from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $20.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. Barclays initiated coverage on shares of Intellia Therapeutics in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $29.00 price objective on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Intellia Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. Wedbush restated an “ourperform” rating and set a $25.00 price objective (down from $29.00) on shares of Intellia Therapeutics in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. Finally, Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 target price on shares of Intellia Therapeutics in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $30.17.

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About Intellia Therapeutics

Intellia Therapeutics, Inc is a genome editing company. The Company is focused on developing therapeutics utilizing a biological tool known as CRISPR/Cas9. The CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing system includes two components: the Cas9 protein and the guide RNA sequence. The Cas9 protein acts like a pair of molecular scissors that initiates the natural cellular repair process to knockout, repair or insert a gene.

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