ValuEngine upgraded shares of Codexis (NASDAQ:CDXS) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday morning.
Several other equities analysts also recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Codexis from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. HC Wainwright set a $12.00 price target on Codexis and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Monday, March 12th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Codexis from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a report on Saturday, March 3rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Codexis presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average price target of $9.75.
Shares of NASDAQ CDXS traded down $0.40 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $10.30. The stock had a trading volume of 1,606,479 shares, compared to its average volume of 357,033. The company has a market cap of $523.08, a PE ratio of -21.40 and a beta of -1.73. Codexis has a 1 year low of $3.95 and a 1 year high of $13.60. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02, a current ratio of 1.80 and a quick ratio of 1.76.
In related news, Director Thomas R. Baruch sold 25,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.05, for a total value of $276,250.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 184,670 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,040,603.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Bernard J. Kelley sold 10,206 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.22, for a total value of $124,717.32. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 105,337 shares of company stock valued at $1,187,683. Insiders own 9.80% of the company’s stock.
A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Codexis during the fourth quarter worth $179,000. Two Sigma Investments LP acquired a new stake in Codexis during the fourth quarter worth $518,000. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. increased its stake in Codexis by 57.8% during the fourth quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 41,931 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $350,000 after acquiring an additional 15,363 shares during the last quarter. Deutsche Bank AG increased its stake in Codexis by 67.0% during the fourth quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 107,089 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $890,000 after acquiring an additional 42,955 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Telemark Asset Management LLC increased its stake in Codexis by 58.5% during the fourth quarter. Telemark Asset Management LLC now owns 3,250,000 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $27,138,000 after acquiring an additional 1,200,000 shares during the last quarter. 70.84% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
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Codexis, Inc discovers, develops, and sells protein catalysts. It also offers intermediate chemicals products that are used for further chemical processing; and Codex biocatalyst panels and kits that enable customers to perform chemistry screening. The company also provides protein catalyst screening and protein engineering services.
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