Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRA) EVP Gad Soffer sold 7,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.00, for a total value of $105,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 166,342 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,495,130. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc. (ATRA) traded up $0.10 on Friday, reaching $14.60. The company had a trading volume of 165,671 shares, compared to its average volume of 233,711. Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc. has a 1 year low of $11.80 and a 1 year high of $23.00.

Atara Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ:ATRA) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The biotechnology company reported ($1.02) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.97) by ($0.05). analysts forecast that Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc. will post -4 earnings per share for the current year.

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A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of ATRA. SG Americas Securities LLC purchased a new stake in Atara Biotherapeutics during the 3rd quarter worth about $142,000. Voya Investment Management LLC increased its holdings in Atara Biotherapeutics by 16.2% during the 2nd quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 11,813 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $165,000 after purchasing an additional 1,651 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. purchased a new stake in Atara Biotherapeutics during the 3rd quarter worth about $170,000. State of Wisconsin Investment Board purchased a new stake in Atara Biotherapeutics during the 2nd quarter worth about $252,000. Finally, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company increased its holdings in Atara Biotherapeutics by 7.2% during the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 20,377 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $285,000 after purchasing an additional 1,369 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 82.95% of the company’s stock.

ATRA has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $30.00 price target on shares of Atara Biotherapeutics in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. Zacks Investment Research lowered Atara Biotherapeutics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, August 28th. ValuEngine raised Atara Biotherapeutics from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $20.00 target price on shares of Atara Biotherapeutics in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reissued a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 target price on shares of Atara Biotherapeutics in a research note on Monday, September 11th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Atara Biotherapeutics has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $24.40.

Atara Biotherapeutics Company Profile

Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on developing therapies for patients with severe and life-threatening diseases. The Company operates through the business of developing and commercializing therapeutics segment. The Company is focused on developing allogeneic or third-party derived antigen-specific T-cells.

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