Atara Biotherapeutics (ATRA) Research Coverage Started at Guggenheim

Guggenheim started coverage on shares of Atara Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ:ATRA) in a research report report published on Thursday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The brokerage issued a neutral rating on the biotechnology company’s stock.

Other research analysts have also issued research reports about the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of Atara Biotherapeutics from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Atara Biotherapeutics in a research note on Friday, December 29th. Jefferies Group increased their target price on shares of Atara Biotherapeutics from $30.00 to $46.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Monday, March 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Atara Biotherapeutics from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, February 15th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Atara Biotherapeutics from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $33.80.

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Atara Biotherapeutics (ATRA) opened at $41.90 on Thursday. Atara Biotherapeutics has a 12 month low of $11.80 and a 12 month high of $49.90.

In other news, EVP Heather D. Turner sold 12,214 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.01, for a total value of $464,254.14. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 77,112 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,931,027.12. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CEO Isaac E. Ciechanover sold 22,200 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.29, for a total transaction of $406,038.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 343,797 shares of company stock valued at $10,682,763. Insiders own 16.20% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Pacific Heights Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Atara Biotherapeutics in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $453,000. Artal Group S.A. lifted its stake in Atara Biotherapeutics by 66.7% in the fourth quarter. Artal Group S.A. now owns 1,000,000 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $18,100,000 after acquiring an additional 400,000 shares during the last quarter. Perceptive Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Atara Biotherapeutics in the third quarter worth approximately $581,000. Nexthera Capital LP purchased a new position in Atara Biotherapeutics in the fourth quarter worth approximately $5,188,000. Finally, Neuberger Berman Group LLC lifted its stake in Atara Biotherapeutics by 15.2% in the third quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 1,115,041 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $18,454,000 after acquiring an additional 147,061 shares during the last quarter. 76.88% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Atara Biotherapeutics Company Profile

Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on developing therapies for patients with severe and life-threatening diseases. The Company operates through the business of developing and commercializing therapeutics segment. The Company is focused on developing allogeneic or third-party derived antigen-specific T-cells.

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