AnaptysBio, Inc. (ANAB) Receives Buy Rating from Stifel Nicolaus

Stifel Nicolaus reissued their buy rating on shares of AnaptysBio, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANAB) in a research note published on Tuesday morning. They currently have a $35.00 price objective on the biotechnology company’s stock.

ANAB has been the subject of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research raised AnaptysBio from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $34.00 price target for the company in a report on Thursday, September 7th. Credit Suisse Group raised their price target on AnaptysBio from $34.00 to $38.00 and gave the company an outperform rating in a report on Friday, August 25th. Finally, Robert W. Baird initiated coverage on AnaptysBio in a report on Monday, July 10th. They issued an outperform rating and a $36.00 price target for the company. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The company currently has an average rating of Buy and an average price target of $36.00.

Shares of AnaptysBio (NASDAQ:ANAB) opened at 32.09 on Tuesday. AnaptysBio has a 52-week low of $15.17 and a 52-week high of $33.58. The stock’s market capitalization is $652.77 million. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $32.40 and a 200-day moving average price of $24.79.

AnaptysBio (NASDAQ:ANAB) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 10th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.13) earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.42) by $0.29. The company had revenue of $7.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.45 million. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that AnaptysBio will post ($1.96) EPS for the current fiscal year.

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In other news, major shareholder Ventures Vii L. P. Avalon sold 37,040 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, July 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.35, for a total value of $901,924.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, major shareholder Holdings A/S Novo sold 70,706 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.31, for a total value of $1,648,156.86. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 3,009,949 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $70,161,911.19. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 1,133,940 shares of company stock valued at $24,223,316 over the last three months.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Frazier Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of AnaptysBio in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $102,354,000. Perceptive Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of AnaptysBio in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $24,474,000. Artal Group S.A. lifted its holdings in shares of AnaptysBio by 459.4% in the 2nd quarter. Artal Group S.A. now owns 250,000 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $5,983,000 after buying an additional 205,310 shares during the period. Marshall Wace North America L.P. acquired a new stake in shares of AnaptysBio in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $6,924,000. Finally, MARSHALL WACE ASIA Ltd acquired a new stake in shares of AnaptysBio in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $6,924,000. 71.35% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About AnaptysBio

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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