AnaptysBio, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANAB) Hits New 52-Week High at $30.69

AnaptysBio, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANAB) shares reached a new 52-week high on Monday . The company traded as high as $30.69 and last traded at $30.67, with a volume of 44,213 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $27.26.

A number of research firms recently weighed in on ANAB. Stifel Nicolaus raised their price objective on AnaptysBio from $30.00 to $35.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 2nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered AnaptysBio from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 25th. Finally, Robert W. Baird assumed coverage on AnaptysBio in a research report on Monday, July 10th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $36.00 price objective for the company. Six analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $33.67.

The firm’s market cap is $448.74 million. The company’s 50 day moving average is $24.30 and its 200 day moving average is $24.51.

AnaptysBio (NASDAQ:ANAB) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 10th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.13) EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.42) by $0.29. The business had revenue of $7 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.45 million. Analysts anticipate that AnaptysBio, Inc. will post ($1.96) earnings per share for the current year.

In other AnaptysBio news, major shareholder Ventures Vii L. P. Avalon sold 37,040 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, July 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.35, for a total value of $901,924.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, major shareholder Holdings A/S Novo sold 491,294 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.12, for a total transaction of $10,376,129.28. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 2,952,527 shares in the company, valued at $62,357,370.24. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 777,640 shares of company stock worth $16,705,386.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Frazier Management LLC purchased a new stake in AnaptysBio during the first quarter valued at about $102,354,000. Perceptive Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in AnaptysBio during the first quarter valued at about $24,474,000. Hamilton Lane Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in AnaptysBio during the first quarter valued at about $11,213,000. Marshall Wace North America L.P. purchased a new stake in AnaptysBio during the first quarter valued at about $6,924,000. Finally, MARSHALL WACE ASIA Ltd purchased a new stake in AnaptysBio during the first quarter valued at about $6,924,000. 71.56% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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About AnaptysBio

AnaptysBio, Inc is a United States-based biotechnology company. The Company is engaged in developing antibody product candidates focused on unmet medical needs in inflammation and immuno-oncology. The Company develops its product candidates using its antibody discovery technology platform, which is designed to replicate, in vitro, the natural process of antibody generation.

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