Intellia Therapeutics’ (NASDAQ:NTLA) Buy Rating Reiterated at Jefferies Group LLC

Jefferies Group LLC reiterated their buy rating on shares of Intellia Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTLA) in a research report sent to investors on Saturday, July 22nd. Jefferies Group LLC currently has a $36.00 price objective on the stock.

Other analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. Cann reiterated a market perform rating on shares of Intellia Therapeutics in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Credit Suisse Group set a $24.00 price target on Intellia Therapeutics and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 3rd. Wedbush reiterated an outperform rating and set a $25.00 price target on shares of Intellia Therapeutics in a research note on Monday, May 15th. TheStreet upgraded Intellia Therapeutics from a d+ rating to a c- rating in a research note on Thursday, July 6th. Finally, Chardan Capital assumed coverage on Intellia Therapeutics in a research note on Monday, March 27th. They set a buy rating and a $19.00 price target for the company. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $24.83.

Shares of Intellia Therapeutics (NASDAQ NTLA) opened at 16.93 on Friday. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $16.45 and its 200 day moving average price is $14.30. Intellia Therapeutics has a one year low of $10.83 and a one year high of $24.90. The stock’s market capitalization is $611.38 million.

Intellia Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NTLA) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported ($0.45) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.42) by $0.03. Intellia Therapeutics had a negative net margin of 204.48% and a negative return on equity of 22.70%. The firm had revenue of $5.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.83 million. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 40.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts expect that Intellia Therapeutics will post ($1.74) earnings per share for the current year.

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In related news, major shareholder Venture Fund Ix L.P. Atlas sold 150,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.24, for a total transaction of $2,436,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. 12.80% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in Intellia Therapeutics by 10.2% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 997,288 shares of the company’s stock valued at $15,957,000 after buying an additional 92,580 shares during the period. GMT Capital Corp purchased a new position in Intellia Therapeutics during the first quarter valued at approximately $4,657,000. ARK Investment Management LLC boosted its position in Intellia Therapeutics by 118.9% in the second quarter. ARK Investment Management LLC now owns 174,810 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,797,000 after buying an additional 94,960 shares during the period. Acadian Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in Intellia Therapeutics during the first quarter valued at approximately $1,355,000. Finally, Paulson & CO. Inc. purchased a new position in Intellia Therapeutics during the first quarter valued at approximately $1,107,000. 46.88% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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