Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AGIO) Earns “Buy” Rating from J P Morgan Chase & Co

Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AGIO)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by equities research analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co in a note issued to investors on Monday. They currently have a $76.00 price objective on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. J P Morgan Chase & Co’s price objective points to a potential upside of 12.96% from the stock’s previous close.

A number of other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on AGIO. BidaskClub cut shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. restated a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 target price (up previously from $68.00) on shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Needham & Company LLC lifted their target price on shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals from $54.00 to $72.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. restated an “outperform” rating and set a $83.00 target price (up previously from $75.00) on shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Finally, Leerink Swann upgraded shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and lifted their target price for the stock from $50.00 to $80.00 in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $75.20.

Agios Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ AGIO) traded up 0.74% on Monday, hitting $66.92. 394,584 shares of the company traded hands. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $60.25 and its 200 day moving average is $54.45. The stock’s market cap is $3.24 billion. Agios Pharmaceuticals has a 12 month low of $39.24 and a 12 month high of $67.74.

Agios Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AGIO) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.78) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($1.57) by ($0.21). The business had revenue of $11.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $10.68 million. Agios Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 68.15% and a negative net margin of 502.12%. The business’s revenue was up 62.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted ($1.47) EPS. Equities research analysts expect that Agios Pharmaceuticals will post ($7.07) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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In related news, Director Lewis Clayton Jr. Cantley sold 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.47, for a total value of $65,470.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 86,394 shares in the company, valued at $5,656,215.18. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Scott Biller sold 15,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.00, for a total transaction of $975,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 6,264 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $407,160. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 104,230 shares of company stock valued at $6,245,972. 10.55% of the stock is owned by insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Bank of Montreal Can grew its stake in Agios Pharmaceuticals by 11.7% during the first quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 2,068 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $121,000 after buying an additional 216 shares during the period. Blue Sky Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in Agios Pharmaceuticals during the first quarter worth approximately $129,000. Russell Investments Group Ltd. grew its stake in Agios Pharmaceuticals by 163.9% during the first quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 2,549 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $149,000 after buying an additional 1,583 shares during the period. QS Investors LLC purchased a new stake in Agios Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter worth approximately $144,000. Finally, Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC grew its stake in Agios Pharmaceuticals by 1,041.0% during the second quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 3,423 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $176,000 after buying an additional 3,123 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 94.40% of the company’s stock.

Agios Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company’s therapeutic areas of focus are cancer and rare genetic metabolic disorders, which are a group of over 600 rare genetic diseases caused by mutations, or defects, of single metabolic genes. The Company’s cancer product candidates are enasidenib and ivosidenib (AG-120), which target mutated isocitrate dehydrogenase 2 (IDH2) and isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1), respectively, and AG-881, which targets both mutated IDH1 and mutated IDH2.

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