AnaptysBio (ANAB) Trading 8.4% Higher

AnaptysBio Inc (NASDAQ:ANAB) shares traded up 8.4% during trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $89.89 and last traded at $88.82. 571,200 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 170% from the average session volume of 211,584 shares. The stock had previously closed at $81.95.

Several research analysts recently commented on the stock. SunTrust Banks assumed coverage on shares of AnaptysBio in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $115.00 target price on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $35.00 price target on shares of AnaptysBio in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Royal Bank Of Canada lifted their price target on shares of AnaptysBio from $40.00 to $79.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of AnaptysBio from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, September 13th. Finally, Robert W. Baird set a $69.00 price target on shares of AnaptysBio and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $84.78.

The company has a current ratio of 10.77, a quick ratio of 10.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.09.

AnaptysBio (NASDAQ:ANAB) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.45) EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.47) by $0.02. equities analysts predict that AnaptysBio Inc will post -1.72 earnings per share for the current year.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in ANAB. Citadel Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of AnaptysBio during the 3rd quarter valued at $20,406,000. Artal Group S.A. boosted its stake in AnaptysBio by 459.4% in the 2nd quarter. Artal Group S.A. now owns 250,000 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $5,983,000 after purchasing an additional 205,310 shares in the last quarter. VHCP Management II LLC bought a new position in AnaptysBio in the 3rd quarter worth about $5,856,000. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its stake in AnaptysBio by 210.2% in the 3rd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 183,319 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $6,363,000 after purchasing an additional 124,219 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Sphera Funds Management LTD. bought a new position in AnaptysBio in the 3rd quarter worth about $2,796,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 75.48% of the company’s stock.

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AnaptysBio Company Profile

AnaptysBio, Inc is a United States-based biotechnology company. The Company is engaged in developing antibody product candidates focused on unmet medical needs in inflammation and immuno-oncology. The Company develops its product candidates using its antibody discovery technology platform, which is designed to replicate, in vitro, the natural process of antibody generation.

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