Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY Has $489,000 Position in Atara Biotherapeutics Inc (ATRA)
Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY increased its holdings in Atara Biotherapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ATRA) by 25.6% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 13,303 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,715 shares during the quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY’s holdings in Atara Biotherapeutics were worth $489,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
A number of other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of ATRA. SG Americas Securities LLC purchased a new position in Atara Biotherapeutics in the first quarter worth approximately $107,000. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can grew its position in Atara Biotherapeutics by 100.1% in the second quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 3,309 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $121,000 after acquiring an additional 1,655 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can purchased a new position in Atara Biotherapeutics in the second quarter worth approximately $180,000. Highland Private Wealth Management purchased a new position in Atara Biotherapeutics in the second quarter worth approximately $202,000. Finally, Principal Financial Group Inc. purchased a new position in Atara Biotherapeutics in the first quarter worth approximately $214,000.
In other news, CEO Isaac E. Ciechanover sold 58,400 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, July 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.00, for a total transaction of $2,336,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 812,613 shares in the company, valued at $32,504,520. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, EVP Christopher Haqq sold 31,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.17, for a total value of $1,265,355.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 317,286 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $12,745,378.62. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 142,675 shares of company stock valued at $5,593,522. Company insiders own 10.60% of the company’s stock.
ATRA opened at $40.80 on Friday. Atara Biotherapeutics Inc has a 52 week low of $12.65 and a 52 week high of $54.45.
Atara Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ:ATRA) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 1st. The biotechnology company reported ($1.15) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.98) by ($0.17). research analysts anticipate that Atara Biotherapeutics Inc will post -4.58 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Atara Biotherapeutics Company Profile
Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc, an off-the-shelf T-cell immunotherapy company, develops treatments for patients with cancer, autoimmune, and viral diseases in the United States. The company is developing tabelecleucel, an advanced T-cell immunotherapy that is Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of rituximab-refractory epstein-barr virus (EBV) associated post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder, as well as other EBV associated hematologic and solid tumors, including nasopharyngeal carcinoma.
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