ValuEngine Upgrades Voyager Therapeutics (VYGR) to Hold

ValuEngine upgraded shares of Voyager Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VYGR) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday morning.

Other equities analysts have also issued reports about the company. BidaskClub lowered Voyager Therapeutics from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. BTIG Research initiated coverage on Voyager Therapeutics in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. They set a buy rating and a $32.00 price target on the stock. Canaccord Genuity reissued a buy rating and set a $26.00 price target on shares of Voyager Therapeutics in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Piper Jaffray reissued a buy rating and set a $40.00 price target on shares of Voyager Therapeutics in a research report on Monday, March 12th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Voyager Therapeutics from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $26.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Friday, March 16th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Voyager Therapeutics currently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $29.73.

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Voyager Therapeutics stock opened at $18.13 on Monday. Voyager Therapeutics has a one year low of $8.10 and a one year high of $31.91.

Voyager Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VYGR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, March 14th. The company reported ($0.40) EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.72) by $0.32. The firm had revenue of $6.35 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.81 million. Voyager Therapeutics had a negative return on equity of 63.18% and a negative net margin of 697.03%. equities research analysts predict that Voyager Therapeutics will post -2.54 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, insider Bernard Ravina sold 2,451 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.24, for a total value of $44,706.24. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 4,902 shares in the company, valued at approximately $89,412.48. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Jane Henderson sold 17,316 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, March 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $22.11, for a total value of $382,856.76. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 15,416 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $340,847.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 68,087 shares of company stock valued at $1,588,741 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 8.00% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Voyager Therapeutics in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $128,000. Iguana Healthcare Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Voyager Therapeutics by 100.0% in the 4th quarter. Iguana Healthcare Management LLC now owns 50,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $830,000 after acquiring an additional 25,000 shares during the last quarter. Millennium Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Voyager Therapeutics in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $4,579,000. Teachers Advisors LLC grew its stake in Voyager Therapeutics by 42.0% during the 4th quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 32,814 shares of the company’s stock worth $545,000 after buying an additional 9,699 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Ardsley Advisory Partners bought a new position in Voyager Therapeutics during the 4th quarter worth $415,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 78.22% of the company’s stock.

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Voyager Therapeutics Company Profile

Voyager Therapeutics, Inc, a clinical-stage gene therapy company, focuses on the development of treatments for patients suffering from severe neurological diseases. The company's lead clinical candidate is the VY-AADC, which is in open-label Phase 1b clinical trials for the treatment of advanced Parkinson's disease.

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