SAGE Therapeutics Inc (SAGE) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” from Brokerages

SAGE Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:SAGE) has received an average rating of “Buy” from the sixteen brokerages that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $175.75.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on SAGE. BidaskClub lowered SAGE Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a “buy” rating on shares of SAGE Therapeutics in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. Cowen restated a “buy” rating on shares of SAGE Therapeutics in a research note on Monday, December 11th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and issued a $198.00 target price on shares of SAGE Therapeutics in a research note on Friday, December 8th. Finally, SunTrust Banks upped their price objective on SAGE Therapeutics to $178.00 and gave the stock a “positive” rating in a report on Friday, December 8th.

SAGE Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SAGE) opened at $159.34 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $6,540.00, a PE ratio of -23.19 and a beta of 2.97. SAGE Therapeutics has a one year low of $47.06 and a one year high of $195.97.

In related news, insider Stephen Kanes sold 44,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, January 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $177.18, for a total transaction of $7,795,920.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 46,348 shares in the company, valued at approximately $8,211,938.64. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Albert Robichaud sold 60,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $159.43, for a total value of $9,565,800.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 152,759 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $24,354,367.37. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 314,247 shares of company stock valued at $50,465,110 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 6.10% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of SAGE. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its holdings in SAGE Therapeutics by 36.5% during the 3rd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 2,710,027 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $168,834,000 after acquiring an additional 724,494 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in SAGE Therapeutics by 16.4% during the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,444,171 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $567,290,000 after acquiring an additional 486,135 shares during the period. Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. purchased a new stake in SAGE Therapeutics during the 4th quarter valued at about $74,300,000. New York State Common Retirement Fund boosted its holdings in SAGE Therapeutics by 258.0% during the 3rd quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 149,564 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $9,318,000 after acquiring an additional 107,782 shares during the period. Finally, Emerald Advisers Inc. PA boosted its holdings in SAGE Therapeutics by 123.0% during the 4th quarter. Emerald Advisers Inc. PA now owns 168,785 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $27,801,000 after acquiring an additional 93,106 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 95.47% of the company’s stock.

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SAGE Therapeutics Company Profile

SAGE Therapeutics, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in developing and commercializing medicines to treat central nervous system (CNS) disorders. The Company’s lead product candidate, SAGE-547 is an intravenous formulation of allopregnanolone, a neurosteroid that acts as a synaptic and extrasynaptic modulator of the Gamma-Amino Butyric Acid-A (GABAA) receptor.

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