Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. Reiterates $83.00 Price Target for Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AGIO)

Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. set a $83.00 price target on Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AGIO) in a research note released on Friday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock.

A number of other research firms also recently weighed in on AGIO. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $80.00 price target on shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $76.00 price target on shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Monday, September 18th. Royal Bank Of Canada assumed coverage on shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Thursday, September 14th. They set an outperform rating and a $78.00 price target on the stock. Credit Suisse Group raised their target price on shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals from $61.00 to $66.00 and gave the company an outperform rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Canaccord Genuity set a $90.00 target price on shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the stock. Agios Pharmaceuticals has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of $75.70.

Agios Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AGIO) opened at $59.64 on Friday. Agios Pharmaceuticals has a one year low of $39.24 and a one year high of $72.73.

Agios Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AGIO) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.59) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($1.78) by $0.19. The company had revenue of $11.35 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.85 million. Agios Pharmaceuticals had a negative net margin of 506.39% and a negative return on equity of 69.64%. Agios Pharmaceuticals’s revenue was up 26.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted ($1.63) earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Agios Pharmaceuticals will post -6.59 earnings per share for the current year.

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In related news, insider Scott Biller sold 2,146 shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals stock in a transaction on Friday, September 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $61.99, for a total transaction of $133,030.54. Following the sale, the insider now owns 8,410 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $521,335.90. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Lewis Clayton Jr. Cantley sold 4,000 shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $56.85, for a total transaction of $227,400.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 182,908 shares of company stock worth $12,391,239 in the last ninety days. 10.55% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. QS Investors LLC acquired a new position in Agios Pharmaceuticals during the 2nd quarter worth $144,000. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC grew its holdings in Agios Pharmaceuticals by 1,041.0% during the 2nd quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 3,423 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $176,000 after acquiring an additional 3,123 shares in the last quarter. Aperio Group LLC acquired a new position in Agios Pharmaceuticals during the 2nd quarter worth $206,000. Teacher Retirement System of Texas acquired a new position in Agios Pharmaceuticals during the 3rd quarter worth $225,000. Finally, S&CO Inc. acquired a new position in Agios Pharmaceuticals during the 3rd quarter worth $227,000. 92.64% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About Agios Pharmaceuticals

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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