BioTime (BTX) Trading Down 5.3%

BioTime, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:BTX) was down 5.3% on Friday . The company traded as low as $2.50 and last traded at $2.50. Approximately 568,135 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 10% from the average daily volume of 514,273 shares. The stock had previously closed at $2.64.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on BTX shares. Lake Street Capital started coverage on shares of BioTime in a report on Friday, February 2nd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $8.00 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of BioTime from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 22nd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $5.81.

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The firm has a market capitalization of $338.75, a P/E ratio of 5.81 and a beta of 1.96.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Voya Investment Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of BioTime by 38.3% in the 2nd quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 32,496 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $102,000 after purchasing an additional 8,996 shares during the period. Jane Street Group LLC increased its holdings in shares of BioTime by 95.6% in the 3rd quarter. Jane Street Group LLC now owns 44,548 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $127,000 after purchasing an additional 21,778 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC increased its holdings in shares of BioTime by 402.4% in the 4th quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 62,301 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $134,000 after purchasing an additional 49,900 shares during the period. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. increased its holdings in shares of BioTime by 109.9% in the 4th quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 63,720 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $137,000 after purchasing an additional 33,360 shares during the period. Finally, Two Sigma Advisers LP increased its holdings in shares of BioTime by 422.0% in the 4th quarter. Two Sigma Advisers LP now owns 90,053 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $194,000 after purchasing an additional 72,803 shares during the period.

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BioTime Company Profile

BioTime, Inc is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing and commercializing products addressing degenerative diseases. Its clinical programs are based on two platform technologies: pluripotent stem cells and cell/drug delivery platform technologies. The foundation of its cell delivery platform is its HyStem cell and drug delivery matrix technology.

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