Audentes Therapeutics (BOLD) Earns Buy Rating from HC Wainwright

Audentes Therapeutics (NASDAQ:BOLD)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by investment analysts at HC Wainwright in a research report issued on Wednesday. They currently have a $37.00 price target on the biotechnology company’s stock. HC Wainwright’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 8.57% from the company’s current price.

BOLD has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Audentes Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Raymond James Financial assumed coverage on shares of Audentes Therapeutics in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. They set a “market perform” rating for the company. ValuEngine cut shares of Audentes Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, October 13th. William Blair assumed coverage on shares of Audentes Therapeutics in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $35.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Leerink Swann reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $29.00 price objective (up previously from $22.00) on shares of Audentes Therapeutics in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Audentes Therapeutics currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $35.00.

Audentes Therapeutics (NASDAQ:BOLD) traded down $0.02 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $34.08. 249,967 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 602,233. Audentes Therapeutics has a twelve month low of $13.90 and a twelve month high of $41.80. The stock has a market cap of $1,157.84, a PE ratio of -9.77 and a beta of 0.41.

Audentes Therapeutics (NASDAQ:BOLD) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 14th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.88) earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of ($0.88). analysts forecast that Audentes Therapeutics will post -3.5 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Audentes Therapeutics news, VP Suyash Prasad sold 8,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.53, for a total transaction of $228,240.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Louis G. Lange sold 18,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.88, for a total transaction of $555,840.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 36,000 shares of company stock valued at $1,052,480 in the last ninety days. 47.30% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. ProShare Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in Audentes Therapeutics by 27.1% during the 2nd quarter. ProShare Advisors LLC now owns 15,581 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $298,000 after buying an additional 3,324 shares in the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new stake in Audentes Therapeutics during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $143,000. Nationwide Fund Advisors lifted its holdings in Audentes Therapeutics by 288.9% during the 2nd quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 8,594 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $164,000 after buying an additional 6,384 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its holdings in Audentes Therapeutics by 86.1% during the 3rd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 14,414 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $404,000 after buying an additional 6,667 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Teacher Retirement System of Texas acquired a new stake in Audentes Therapeutics during the 4th quarter worth approximately $208,000. Institutional investors own 64.76% of the company’s stock.

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About Audentes Therapeutics

Audentes Therapeutics, Inc is an early-stage biotechnology company. The Company is focused on developing and commercializing gene therapy products for patients suffering from serious, life-threatening rare diseases caused by single gene defects. The Company has a portfolio of product candidates, including AT132 for the treatment of X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy (XLMTM); AT342 for the treatment of Crigler-Najjar Syndrome (Crigler-Najjar); AT982 for the treatment of Pompe disease, and AT307 for the treatment of the CASQ2 subtype of Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia (CASQ2-CPVT).

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