Crispr Theraptc (CRSP) Insider Samarth Kulkarni Sells 27,154 Shares of Stock
Crispr Theraptc (NASDAQ:CRSP) insider Samarth Kulkarni sold 27,154 shares of Crispr Theraptc stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.08, for a total value of $545,252.32. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 110,893 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,226,731.44. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.
Shares of Crispr Theraptc (CRSP) traded down 0.29% on Thursday, hitting $20.60. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 197,834 shares. The firm’s market cap is $836.17 million. Crispr Theraptc has a 52 week low of $11.63 and a 52 week high of $25.00. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $17.74 and its 200-day moving average price is $17.59.
Crispr Theraptc (NASDAQ:CRSP) last released its earnings results on Thursday, August 10th. The company reported ($0.56) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.62) by $0.06. The company had revenue of $3.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.29 million. Crispr Theraptc had a negative return on equity of 47.46% and a negative net margin of 406.61%. Crispr Theraptc’s revenue for the quarter was up 350.0% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts expect that Crispr Theraptc will post ($2.43) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
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A number of research analysts have issued reports on the company. Cann assumed coverage on Crispr Theraptc in a report on Monday, July 17th. They set a “market perform” rating for the company. Chardan Capital reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Crispr Theraptc in a report on Monday, August 14th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. assumed coverage on Crispr Theraptc in a report on Thursday, July 13th. They set a “hold” rating and a $16.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reiterated a “market perform” rating on shares of Crispr Theraptc in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $21.92.
A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in CRSP. IHT Wealth Management LLC acquired a new stake in Crispr Theraptc during the first quarter valued at $110,000. Monashee Investment Management LLC raised its stake in Crispr Theraptc by 208.7% in the first quarter. Monashee Investment Management LLC now owns 22,186 shares of the company’s stock valued at $473,000 after buying an additional 15,000 shares during the period. Paulson & CO. Inc. acquired a new stake in Crispr Theraptc during the first quarter valued at $1,099,000. Wellington Management Group LLP raised its stake in Crispr Theraptc by 0.4% in the first quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 747,450 shares of the company’s stock valued at $16,272,000 after buying an additional 3,070 shares during the period. Finally, Credit Suisse AG acquired a new stake in Crispr Theraptc during the first quarter valued at $1,742,000. 23.90% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
About Crispr Theraptc
Crispr Therapeutics AG is a Switzerland-based gene-editing company. The Company focuses on the development of transformative gene-based medicines for serious diseases using its Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR)/Cas9 gene-editing platform. CRISPR/Cas9 can be programmed to cut, edit and correct disease-associated deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) in a patient’s cell.
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