Natera Inc (NASDAQ:NTRA) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven brokerages that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $14.33.
A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on NTRA shares. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Natera from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Natera from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Finally, Cowen reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 price objective on shares of Natera in a research note on Thursday, December 21st.
Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of NTRA. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in shares of Natera by 2.8% in the 2nd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 18,031 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $195,000 after purchasing an additional 491 shares in the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp boosted its stake in shares of Natera by 21.0% in the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 352,808 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $3,831,000 after purchasing an additional 61,226 shares in the last quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Natera by 17.8% in the 2nd quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 14,663 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $159,000 after purchasing an additional 2,212 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp boosted its stake in shares of Natera by 11.8% in the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 448,708 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $4,875,000 after purchasing an additional 47,405 shares in the last quarter. Finally, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its stake in shares of Natera by 23.3% in the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 26,826 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $291,000 after purchasing an additional 5,073 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 67.60% of the company’s stock.
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Natera, Inc is a diagnostics company. The Company is engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of genetic testing services. It offers Panorama Non-Invasive Prenatal Test that screens for chromosomal abnormalities of a fetus with a blood draw from the mother; Horizon Carrier Screening to determine carrier status for a large number of severe genetic diseases that could be passed on to the carrier’s children; Spectrum Pre-implantation Genetic Screening and Spectrum Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis to analyze chromosomal anomalies or inherited genetic conditions during an in vitro fertilization cycle to select embryos with the probability of becoming healthy children; Anora Products of Conception test to analyze fetal chromosomes to understand the cause of miscarriage, and Non-Invasive Paternity Testing, to determine paternity by analyzing the fragments of fetal deoxyribonucleic acid in a pregnant mother’s blood and a blood sample from the alleged father(s).
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