Fate Therapeutics (FATE) Earns “Buy” Rating from Raymond James Financial
Fate Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FATE)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Raymond James Financial in a report released on Tuesday.
Other equities research analysts have also issued research reports about the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Fate Therapeutics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. HC Wainwright restated a “buy” rating and issued a $7.00 price objective on shares of Fate Therapeutics in a research report on Friday, November 10th. ValuEngine lowered Fate Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating and issued a $7.00 price objective on shares of Fate Therapeutics in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Leerink Swann restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $7.00 price objective on shares of Fate Therapeutics in a research report on Friday, September 8th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. Fate Therapeutics currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $6.79.
Shares of Fate Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FATE) opened at $4.14 on Tuesday. Fate Therapeutics has a 52-week low of $2.40 and a 52-week high of $5.68. The company has a quick ratio of 7.21, a current ratio of 7.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32.
In other news, General Counsel Cindy Tahl sold 8,091 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.85, for a total transaction of $31,150.35. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Daniel D. Shoemaker sold 13,225 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.87, for a total value of $51,180.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 10.88% of the company’s stock.
Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in FATE. Morgan Stanley raised its stake in shares of Fate Therapeutics by 9.8% during the 1st quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 611,646 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $2,783,000 after buying an additional 54,615 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its stake in shares of Fate Therapeutics by 40.9% during the 1st quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 295,700 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $1,345,000 after buying an additional 85,800 shares during the period. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Fate Therapeutics by 479.6% during the 1st quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 144,053 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $655,000 after buying an additional 119,200 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. acquired a new position in Fate Therapeutics in the 2nd quarter valued at $214,000. Finally, Rhumbline Advisers acquired a new position in Fate Therapeutics in the 2nd quarter valued at $133,000. 60.97% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
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About Fate Therapeutics
Fate Therapeutics, Inc (Fate Therapeutics) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in development of programmed cellular immunotherapies for cancer and immune disorders. The Company’s cell therapy pipeline consists of immuno-oncology programs, including cancer immunotherapies derived from engineered induced pluripotent cells, and immuno-regulatory programs, including hematopoietic cell immunotherapies for protecting the immune system of patients undergoing hematopoietic cell transplantation and for suppressing autoimmunity.
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