Iguana Healthcare Management LLC lifted its stake in Sierra Oncology Inc (NASDAQ:SRRA) by 33.3% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 800,000 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after buying an additional 200,000 shares during the quarter. Sierra Oncology makes up 1.9% of Iguana Healthcare Management LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 16th largest position. Iguana Healthcare Management LLC owned about 1.53% of Sierra Oncology worth $2,984,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Acadian Asset Management LLC raised its holdings in Sierra Oncology by 112.3% in the 4th quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 32,437 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $121,000 after purchasing an additional 17,161 shares during the period. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. acquired a new position in Sierra Oncology in the 4th quarter worth about $2,238,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp acquired a new position in Sierra Oncology in the 4th quarter worth about $280,000. Sphera Funds Management LTD. acquired a new position in Sierra Oncology in the 4th quarter worth about $2,052,000. Finally, AWH Capital L.P. acquired a new position in Sierra Oncology in the 4th quarter worth about $2,555,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 43.32% of the company’s stock.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut Sierra Oncology from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, March 2nd.
Sierra Oncology (NASDAQ:SRRA) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.20) earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.22) by $0.02. During the same period last year, the firm posted ($0.30) earnings per share. research analysts predict that Sierra Oncology Inc will post -0.87 earnings per share for the current year.
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Sierra Oncology Company Profile
Sierra Oncology, Inc, formerly ProNAi Therapeutics, Inc, is a clinical-stage drug development company. The Company’s lead drug candidate, SRA737, is orally bioavailable small molecule inhibitor of Checkpoint kinase 1 (Chk1), a key cell cycle checkpoint and central regulator of the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) Damage Response (DDR) network.
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