Intellia Therapeutics (NTLA) Trading Down 8.9%

Intellia Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:NTLA) traded down 8.9% during trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $23.09 and last traded at $21.12. 554,973 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 42% from the average session volume of 960,375 shares. The stock had previously closed at $23.19.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on the stock. Jefferies Group set a $42.00 target price on shares of Intellia Therapeutics and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Oppenheimer restated a “hold” rating on shares of Intellia Therapeutics in a research note on Monday, December 18th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Intellia Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 29th. ValuEngine cut shares of Intellia Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, Leerink Swann raised their target price on shares of Intellia Therapeutics from $29.00 to $37.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. They noted that the move was a valuation call. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $30.17.

The firm has a market cap of $925.60, a PE ratio of -14.19 and a beta of 3.60.

In other news, major shareholder Institutes For Biomed Novartis sold 1,523,000 shares of Intellia Therapeutics stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.30, for a total transaction of $27,870,900.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, major shareholder Caribou Biosciences, Inc. sold 550,645 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, January 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $26.78, for a total transaction of $14,746,273.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 2,521,928 shares of company stock worth $51,883,434. Company insiders own 12.80% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of NTLA. Nationwide Fund Advisors grew its holdings in shares of Intellia Therapeutics by 117.7% in the second quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 8,048 shares of the company’s stock valued at $129,000 after purchasing an additional 4,351 shares in the last quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd purchased a new position in shares of Intellia Therapeutics in the second quarter valued at $167,000. Virtu KCG Holdings LLC purchased a new position in shares of Intellia Therapeutics in the second quarter valued at $203,000. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company grew its holdings in shares of Intellia Therapeutics by 451.2% in the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 13,224 shares of the company’s stock valued at $212,000 after purchasing an additional 10,825 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Fox Run Management L.L.C. purchased a new position in shares of Intellia Therapeutics in the fourth quarter valued at $230,000. 48.12% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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About Intellia Therapeutics

Intellia Therapeutics, Inc is a genome editing company. The Company is focused on developing therapeutics utilizing a biological tool known as CRISPR/Cas9. The CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing system includes two components: the Cas9 protein and the guide RNA sequence. The Cas9 protein acts like a pair of molecular scissors that initiates the natural cellular repair process to knockout, repair or insert a gene.

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