Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its holdings in Anika Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:ANIK) by 2.0% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 895,600 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 17,594 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned about 6.11% of Anika Therapeutics worth $51,945,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
Several other large investors have also bought and sold shares of ANIK. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new position in shares of Anika Therapeutics in the third quarter worth $118,000. Victory Capital Management Inc. grew its stake in shares of Anika Therapeutics by 17.6% in the second quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 4,060 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $200,000 after acquiring an additional 608 shares in the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA grew its stake in shares of Anika Therapeutics by 3.0% in the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 4,315 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $213,000 after acquiring an additional 126 shares in the last quarter. Stevens Capital Management LP acquired a new position in shares of Anika Therapeutics in the third quarter worth $222,000. Finally, Miles Capital Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Anika Therapeutics in the second quarter worth $232,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 84.91% of the company’s stock.
Anika Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:ANIK) opened at $55.50 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $808.01, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.06, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.34 and a beta of 1.44. Anika Therapeutics Inc. has a 12 month low of $41.64 and a 12 month high of $60.29.
ANIK has been the subject of several research reports. Barrington Research boosted their price target on shares of Anika Therapeutics from $53.00 to $57.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Anika Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 14th.
In related news, insider Richard Hague sold 5,250 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.48, for a total transaction of $286,020.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CEO Charles H. Sherwood sold 7,124 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, October 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.08, for a total transaction of $428,009.92. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 43,886 shares of company stock valued at $2,606,455. Insiders own 6.57% of the company’s stock.
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Anika Therapeutics Company Profile
Anika Therapeutics, Inc is an orthopedic medicines company. The Company is engaged in developing, manufacturing and commercializing products based on its hyaluronic acid (HA) technology. The Company’s orthopedic medicine portfolio includes ORTHOVISC, MONOVISC, and CINGAL, which alleviate pain and restore joint function by replenishing depleted HA, and HYALOFAST, a solid HA-based scaffold to aid cartilage repair and regeneration.
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