Genocea Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNCA) Upgraded by ValuEngine to Hold

ValuEngine upgraded shares of Genocea Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNCA) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday, July 24th.

Several other brokerages also recently commented on GNCA. Needham & Company LLC upgraded Genocea Biosciences from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $12.00 price target on the stock in a report on Monday, July 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised Genocea Biosciences from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $6.75 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, May 31st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. Genocea Biosciences presently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $16.52.

Genocea Biosciences (NASDAQ:GNCA) opened at 4.01 on Monday. The firm’s market capitalization is $114.78 million. Genocea Biosciences has a 52-week low of $3.28 and a 52-week high of $7.29. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $5.00 and its 200-day moving average is $5.50.

Genocea Biosciences (NASDAQ:GNCA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.54) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.46) by $0.08. Equities analysts expect that Genocea Biosciences will post ($1.98) earnings per share for the current year.

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In other Genocea Biosciences news, CFO Jonathan Poole sold 45,000 shares of Genocea Biosciences stock in a transaction on Monday, July 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $6.00, for a total transaction of $270,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 84,247 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $505,482. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 6.70% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Ameriprise Financial Inc. raised its stake in shares of Genocea Biosciences by 34.1% in the first quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 19,933 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $121,000 after buying an additional 5,068 shares during the last quarter. Keybank National Association OH purchased a new stake in shares of Genocea Biosciences during the first quarter worth approximately $147,000. JPMorgan Chase & Co. purchased a new stake in shares of Genocea Biosciences during the first quarter worth approximately $217,000. FMR LLC raised its stake in shares of Genocea Biosciences by 0.4% in the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 4,274,804 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $26,033,000 after buying an additional 18,574 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Segantii Capital Management Ltd purchased a new stake in shares of Genocea Biosciences during the first quarter worth approximately $160,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 55.20% of the company’s stock.

About Genocea Biosciences

Genocea Biosciences, Inc, is harnessing the power of T cell immunity to develop vaccines and immunotherapies company. The Company uses its discovery platform, AnTigen Lead Acquisition System (ATLAS), to design vaccines and immunotherapies that act, in part, through T cell (or cellular) immune responses.

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