Juno Therapeutics, Inc. (JUNO) Earns “In-Line” Rating from Leerink Swann

Juno Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:JUNO)‘s stock had its “in-line” rating reissued by equities researchers at Leerink Swann in a note issued to investors on Thursday. They currently have a $56.00 price objective on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock, up from their previous price objective of $34.00. Leerink Swann’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 24.69% from the stock’s current price.

A number of other equities research analysts have also weighed in on the stock. Morgan Stanley restated an “equal weight” rating and issued a $43.00 price objective (up from $27.00) on shares of Juno Therapeutics in a report on Friday, October 6th. Cowen and Company reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $49.00 price target on shares of Juno Therapeutics in a report on Friday, October 27th. Vetr upgraded shares of Juno Therapeutics from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $25.50 price target for the company in a report on Monday, August 14th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Juno Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, August 28th. Finally, Raymond James Financial, Inc. upgraded shares of Juno Therapeutics from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $45.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. Juno Therapeutics presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $43.20.

Juno Therapeutics (NASDAQ:JUNO) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.73) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.80) by $0.07. Juno Therapeutics had a negative net margin of 354.36% and a negative return on equity of 27.10%. The business had revenue of $44.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $18.12 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted ($0.57) earnings per share. Juno Therapeutics’s revenue for the quarter was up 115.4% on a year-over-year basis.

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In related news, Director Richard Klausner sold 12,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.34, for a total value of $364,080.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 788,985 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $23,937,804.90. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Sunil Agarwal sold 7,285 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.76, for a total transaction of $326,076.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 85,004 shares of company stock valued at $3,551,561 over the last three months. 15.26% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in JUNO. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company grew its holdings in Juno Therapeutics by 7.2% during the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 3,405 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $102,000 after buying an additional 228 shares in the last quarter. Pacad Investment Ltd. purchased a new stake in Juno Therapeutics during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $105,000. QS Investors LLC purchased a new stake in Juno Therapeutics during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $135,000. Macquarie Group Ltd. purchased a new stake in Juno Therapeutics during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $248,000. Finally, Leisure Capital Management purchased a new stake in Juno Therapeutics during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $255,000. 67.18% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Juno Therapeutics Company Profile

Juno Therapeutics, Inc (Juno) is a biopharmaceutical company, which is focused on developing cellular immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer. The Company is developing cell-based cancer immunotherapies based on its chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) technologies to genetically engineer T cells to recognize and kill cancer cells.

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