Fate Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FATE) Receives “Overweight” Rating from Piper Jaffray Companies
Fate Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FATE)‘s stock had its “overweight” rating restated by Piper Jaffray Companies in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, September 18th, The Fly reports. They currently have a $25.00 price target on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. Piper Jaffray Companies’ price target would indicate a potential upside of 85.05% from the stock’s previous close.
A number of other analysts also recently commented on FATE. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Fate Therapeutics from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 22nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Fate Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 17th. Citigroup assumed coverage on shares of Fate Therapeutics in a report on Wednesday, August 1st. They set a “buy” rating and a $20.00 price target on the stock. HC Wainwright restated a “hold” rating and set a $12.00 price target on shares of Fate Therapeutics in a report on Tuesday, August 7th. Finally, Wedbush restated an “outperform” rating and set a $19.00 price target on shares of Fate Therapeutics in a report on Tuesday, August 7th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $17.29.
Shares of FATE stock traded up $0.21 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $13.51. 656,579 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 648,599. Fate Therapeutics has a 12 month low of $3.50 and a 12 month high of $16.94. The company has a market capitalization of $870.20 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -13.25 and a beta of 1.72. The company has a current ratio of 4.92, a quick ratio of 4.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.25.
In related news, Director Redmile Group, Llc acquired 3,703,704 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 25th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $13.50 per share, with a total value of $50,000,004.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Insiders own 9.89% of the company’s stock.
A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Northern Trust Corp grew its position in Fate Therapeutics by 14.4% in the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 568,272 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $6,444,000 after acquiring an additional 71,353 shares in the last quarter. Moody Aldrich Partners LLC bought a new stake in shares of Fate Therapeutics during the 2nd quarter worth $946,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its holdings in shares of Fate Therapeutics by 5.0% during the 2nd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 290,529 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $3,294,000 after buying an additional 13,839 shares during the period. Jane Street Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of Fate Therapeutics during the 2nd quarter worth $116,000. Finally, California Public Employees Retirement System bought a new stake in shares of Fate Therapeutics during the 2nd quarter worth $193,000. 80.61% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
About Fate Therapeutics
Fate Therapeutics, Inc, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, develops programmed cellular immunotherapies for cancer and immune disorders worldwide. Its immuno-oncology product candidates include FATE-NK100, a natural killer (NK) cell cancer immunotherapy that consists of adaptive memory NK cells; FT500 induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC)-derived NK cell product candidate for the treatment of advanced solid tumors; FT516 engineered iPSC-derived NK cell product candidate for the treatment of hematologic/solid tumors; and FT819 engineered chimeric antigen receptor 19 iPSC-derived T-cell product candidate for hematologic/solid tumors.
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