Delek Group Ltd. bought a new stake in Evogene Ltd (NASDAQ:EVGN) in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor bought 209,108 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock, valued at approximately $641,000.
Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Jane Street Group LLC raised its stake in shares of Evogene by 393.9% in the fourth quarter. Jane Street Group LLC now owns 85,167 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $262,000 after purchasing an additional 67,923 shares in the last quarter. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. acquired a new position in shares of Evogene in the fourth quarter valued at $424,000. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Evogene by 4.2% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 436,225 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $2,443,000 after purchasing an additional 17,391 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 35.47% of the company’s stock.
Separately, ValuEngine lowered Evogene from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, March 2nd.
Evogene (NASDAQ:EVGN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 28th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.24) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.21) by ($0.03). Evogene had a negative net margin of 616.33% and a negative return on equity of 27.15%. The company had revenue of $0.73 million during the quarter. equities analysts expect that Evogene Ltd will post -0.75 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Evogene Company Profile
Evogene Ltd. (Evogene) is a biotechnology company for the improvement of crop productivity. The Company is engaged in developing seed traits for improved yield and abiotic stress tolerance, seed traits for biotic stress resistance, herbicides and bio-stimulants. The Company operates a seed business under its subsidiary Evofuel Ltd.
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