Analysts at Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services started coverage on shares of InVitae (NYSE:NVTA) in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. The brokerage set a “buy” rating and a $15.00 price target on the medical research company’s stock. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services’ target price points to a potential upside of 52.75% from the stock’s current price.

Several other equities analysts also recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of InVitae from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday. BidaskClub downgraded shares of InVitae from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, Leerink Swann cut their price target on shares of InVitae from $14.00 to $12.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $13.80.

Shares of InVitae (NYSE:NVTA) traded up $0.29 during trading on Friday, hitting $9.82. 383,700 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 349,033. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33, a quick ratio of 2.61 and a current ratio of 2.61. InVitae has a 1-year low of $2.70 and a 1-year high of $9.90. The firm has a market cap of $504.57, a price-to-earnings ratio of -3.84 and a beta of 1.30.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Donald L. Hagan LLC bought a new position in shares of InVitae in the first quarter worth about $111,000. Verity Asset Management Inc. bought a new position in shares of InVitae in the first quarter worth about $116,000. Lakeview Capital Partners LLC bought a new position in shares of InVitae in the third quarter worth about $117,000. Gabelli Funds LLC bought a new position in shares of InVitae in the third quarter worth about $131,000. Finally, State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System bought a new position in shares of InVitae in the third quarter worth about $133,000. 64.67% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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InVitae Company Profile

Invitae Corporation utilizes an integrated portfolio of laboratory processes, software tools and informatics capabilities to process deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)-containing samples, analyze information about patient-specific genetic variation and generate test reports for clinicians and their patients.

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