Media stories about Audentes Therapeutics (NASDAQ:BOLD) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Audentes Therapeutics earned a news impact score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.1194819249047 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- FY2017 EPS Estimates for Audentes Therapeutics, Inc. Decreased by Analyst (BOLD) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Audentes Therapeutics, Inc. (BOLD) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Sell (americanbankingnews.com)
- Insider Selling: Audentes Therapeutics, Inc. (BOLD) SVP Sells 10,000 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- AUDENTES THERAPEUTICS, INC. : Change in Directors or Principal Officers (form 8-K) (4-traders.com)
- Equities Analysts Offer Predictions for Audentes Therapeutics, Inc.’s Q3 2017 Earnings (BOLD) (americanbankingnews.com)
Audentes Therapeutics (BOLD) traded up $0.18 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $27.57. 183,915 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 233,472. Audentes Therapeutics has a one year low of $13.90 and a one year high of $33.43.
Several brokerages have recently weighed in on BOLD. ValuEngine cut Audentes Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th. Leerink Swann reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $29.00 price target (up from $22.00) on shares of Audentes Therapeutics in a research report on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research cut Audentes Therapeutics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Evercore ISI began coverage on Audentes Therapeutics in a research report on Wednesday, August 16th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $23.00 price target on the stock. Finally, William Blair began coverage on Audentes Therapeutics in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $35.00 price target on the stock. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Audentes Therapeutics currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $27.17.
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In other Audentes Therapeutics news, VP Suyash Prasad sold 8,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.44, for a total value of $171,520.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 8,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $171,520. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, SVP David Nagler sold 3,750 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.00, for a total value of $93,750.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 3,750 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $93,750. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 776,500 shares of company stock worth $21,712,130. 47.30% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
About Audentes Therapeutics
Audentes Therapeutics, Inc is an early-stage biotechnology company. The Company is focused on developing and commercializing gene therapy products for patients suffering from serious, life-threatening rare diseases caused by single gene defects. The Company has a portfolio of product candidates, including AT132 for the treatment of X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy (XLMTM); AT342 for the treatment of Crigler-Najjar Syndrome (Crigler-Najjar); AT982 for the treatment of Pompe disease, and AT307 for the treatment of the CASQ2 subtype of Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia (CASQ2-CPVT).
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