Sage Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAGE) had its price objective lifted by stock analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc. to $116.00 in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. The brokerage presently has a “positive” rating on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. SunTrust Banks, Inc.’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 35.40% from the company’s previous close.

SAGE has been the topic of several other reports. BidaskClub lowered Sage Therapeutics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd. J P Morgan Chase & Co cut their price target on Sage Therapeutics from $99.00 to $85.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. Chardan Capital reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Sage Therapeutics in a research note on Wednesday, September 13th. Cowen and Company reissued a “buy” rating and set a $100.00 price target on shares of Sage Therapeutics in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada lifted their price target on Sage Therapeutics from $117.00 to $120.00 in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, thirteen have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Sage Therapeutics has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $105.71.

Sage Therapeutics (NASDAQ SAGE) traded up $0.20 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $85.67. The company had a trading volume of 768,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 544,300. Sage Therapeutics has a fifty-two week low of $44.55 and a fifty-two week high of $99.80.

Sage Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SAGE) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.97) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($1.98) by $0.01. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up .0% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts predict that Sage Therapeutics will post -7.36 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of SAGE. Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its position in shares of Sage Therapeutics by 36.5% during the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 2,710,027 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $168,834,000 after acquiring an additional 724,494 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. increased its holdings in Sage Therapeutics by 5.9% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,031,548 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $241,431,000 after purchasing an additional 168,424 shares in the last quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund increased its holdings in Sage Therapeutics by 258.0% in the third quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 149,564 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $9,318,000 after purchasing an additional 107,782 shares in the last quarter. Farallon Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in Sage Therapeutics in the second quarter worth approximately $7,964,000. Finally, Pioneer Investment Management Inc. increased its holdings in Sage Therapeutics by 126.9% in the second quarter. Pioneer Investment Management Inc. now owns 158,418 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $12,616,000 after purchasing an additional 88,585 shares in the last quarter.

About Sage Therapeutics

SAGE Therapeutics, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in developing and commercializing medicines to treat central nervous system (CNS) disorders. The Company’s lead product candidate, SAGE-547 is an intravenous formulation of allopregnanolone, a neurosteroid that acts as a synaptic and extrasynaptic modulator of the Gamma-Amino Butyric Acid-A (GABAA) receptor.

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