G1 Therapeutics (GTHX) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research

G1 Therapeutics (NASDAQ:GTHX) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Thursday.

According to Zacks, “G1 Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. It engaged in developing novel, small-molecule therapies which address significant unmet needs in the treatment of cancer. The company’s product pipeline consists of CDK4/6, Trilaciclib (G1T28), G1T38 and G1T48. G1 Therapeutics, Inc. is based in Research Triangle Park, NC. “

Several other analysts have also recently commented on the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their price target on G1 Therapeutics to $30.00 in a research report on Monday. BidaskClub cut G1 Therapeutics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, February 3rd. BTIG Research began coverage on G1 Therapeutics in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $38.00 target price for the company. Finally, Cowen restated a “buy” rating on shares of G1 Therapeutics in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. G1 Therapeutics presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $32.80.

Shares of G1 Therapeutics (GTHX) opened at $21.53 on Thursday. G1 Therapeutics has a 12-month low of $12.04 and a 12-month high of $28.67.

G1 Therapeutics (NASDAQ:GTHX) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The company reported ($0.55) EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.56) by $0.01. sell-side analysts predict that G1 Therapeutics will post -2.72 EPS for the current year.

In other G1 Therapeutics news, major shareholder Medimmune Ventures, Inc. sold 200,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.01, for a total value of $4,002,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Fredric N. Eshelman purchased 250,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 13th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $19.73 per share, with a total value of $4,932,500.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 546,682 shares of company stock valued at $10,865,628.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in GTHX. FMR LLC purchased a new position in shares of G1 Therapeutics during the 2nd quarter worth $34,093,000. Vanguard Group Inc. purchased a new position in shares of G1 Therapeutics during the 2nd quarter worth $1,291,000. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. purchased a new position in shares of G1 Therapeutics during the 2nd quarter worth $1,144,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp purchased a new position in shares of G1 Therapeutics during the 3rd quarter worth $568,000. Finally, Emerald Advisers Inc. PA grew its holdings in shares of G1 Therapeutics by 2.5% during the 3rd quarter. Emerald Advisers Inc. PA now owns 728,433 shares of the company’s stock worth $18,131,000 after purchasing an additional 17,977 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 43.25% of the company’s stock.

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G1 Therapeutics Company Profile

G1 Therapeutics, Inc is a United States-based clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in developing small-molecule therapies for the treatment of cancer. Its two clinical-stage candidates are trilaciclib (G1T28) and G1T38, which are potent, selective inhibitors of the validated kinase targets CDK4/6.

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