Agios Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AGIO) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Shows

Media headlines about Agios Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AGIO) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Agios Pharmaceuticals earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the biopharmaceutical company an impact score of 45.4989317303248 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

AGIO has been the topic of several analyst reports. BidaskClub cut Agios Pharmaceuticals from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. set a $75.00 price target on Agios Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, June 1st. Canaccord Genuity set a $90.00 price target on Agios Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Janney Montgomery Scott cut Agios Pharmaceuticals from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, June 26th. Finally, Cann reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $75.00 target price on shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals in a report on Sunday, June 11th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $74.75.

Agios Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ AGIO) opened at 55.09 on Friday. Agios Pharmaceuticals has a 12 month low of $35.84 and a 12 month high of $67.74. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $57.25 and its 200-day moving average price is $52.43. The stock’s market cap is $2.67 billion.

Agios Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AGIO) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.78) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($1.57) by $0.21. Agios Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 68.15% and a negative net margin of 502.12%. The company had revenue of $11.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $10.68 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned ($1.47) EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 62.1% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts expect that Agios Pharmaceuticals will post ($7.07) EPS for the current year.

In related news, CEO David P. Schenkein sold 27,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $59.95, for a total transaction of $1,618,650.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 3,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $179,850. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Lewis Clayton Jr. Cantley sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.87, for a total transaction of $101,740.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 90,197 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,588,321.39. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 79,120 shares of company stock valued at $4,557,207. Insiders own 10.55% of the company’s stock.

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About Agios Pharmaceuticals

Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company’s therapeutic areas of focus are cancer and rare genetic metabolic disorders, which are a group of over 600 rare genetic diseases caused by mutations, or defects, of single metabolic genes. The Company’s cancer product candidates are enasidenib and ivosidenib (AG-120), which target mutated isocitrate dehydrogenase 2 (IDH2) and isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1), respectively, and AG-881, which targets both mutated IDH1 and mutated IDH2.

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