BidaskClub upgraded shares of Xencor (NASDAQ:XNCR) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report released on Thursday.

Other equities research analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a buy rating and set a $35.00 price objective on shares of Xencor in a report on Sunday, November 12th. Canaccord Genuity set a $36.00 price objective on Xencor and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Monday, October 23rd. ValuEngine raised Xencor from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised Xencor from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald started coverage on Xencor in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. They set an overweight rating and a $33.00 target price on the stock. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Xencor presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $30.80.

Shares of Xencor (NASDAQ:XNCR) opened at $22.35 on Thursday. Xencor has a twelve month low of $18.55 and a twelve month high of $28.64.

In other news, major shareholder John S. Stafford III bought 3,400 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 8th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $19.89 per share, with a total value of $67,626.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, major shareholder John S. Stafford III bought 24,653 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, October 25th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $20.01 per share, with a total value of $493,306.53. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders bought 263,105 shares of company stock valued at $5,206,858. Corporate insiders own 4.14% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. FMR LLC increased its holdings in Xencor by 77.7% during the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 6,690,258 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $141,232,000 after purchasing an additional 2,924,510 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its stake in Xencor by 5.6% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,701,209 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $35,913,000 after purchasing an additional 90,094 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp lifted its stake in Xencor by 11.1% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,103,455 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $23,295,000 after purchasing an additional 110,474 shares during the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp lifted its stake in Xencor by 6.6% in the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 498,616 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $10,527,000 after purchasing an additional 30,715 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Teachers Advisors LLC lifted its stake in Xencor by 1.9% in the second quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 330,042 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $6,967,000 after purchasing an additional 6,260 shares during the last quarter. 77.62% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Xencor Company Profile

Xencor, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on discovering and developing engineered monoclonal antibodies to treat severe and life threatening diseases. It has developed two clinical-stage product candidates, using its Immune Inhibitor Fc platform: XmAb5871, which is in two Phase II trials and is being developed for autoimmune disease, and XmAb7195, which is in a Phase I trial and is being developed for asthma and allergic diseases.

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