Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc (AGIO) Insider Sells $641,600.00 in Stock

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Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AGIO) insider Christopher Bowden sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $64.16, for a total value of $641,600.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

NASDAQ AGIO traded up $0.33 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $65.17. The stock had a trading volume of 367,672 shares, compared to its average volume of 496,141. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.80 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -10.81 and a beta of 2.38. Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc has a 12 month low of $41.63 and a 12 month high of $99.82.

Agios Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AGIO) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 14th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.58) EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($1.65) by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $30.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $19.98 million. Agios Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 44.13% and a negative net margin of 366.61%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 200.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted ($1.81) EPS. Sell-side analysts forecast that Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc will post -6.64 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. FMR LLC lifted its stake in Agios Pharmaceuticals by 0.3% in the 4th quarter. FMR LLC now owns 8,726,801 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $402,393,000 after acquiring an additional 27,915 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its stake in Agios Pharmaceuticals by 2.7% in the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 4,251,439 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $327,871,000 after acquiring an additional 109,849 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc lifted its stake in Agios Pharmaceuticals by 2.7% in the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 4,251,439 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $327,871,000 after acquiring an additional 109,849 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals by 1.2% during the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,324,479 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $153,292,000 after purchasing an additional 38,637 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Capital International Investors raised its stake in shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals by 10.4% during the 3rd quarter. Capital International Investors now owns 3,096,422 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $238,796,000 after purchasing an additional 291,393 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 97.72% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on AGIO shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Agios Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 2nd. BidaskClub upgraded Agios Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, March 1st. Leerink Swann upgraded Agios Pharmaceuticals from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, February 15th. ValuEngine lowered Agios Pharmaceuticals from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, January 4th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies decreased their price objective on Agios Pharmaceuticals to $100.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, February 14th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $97.86.

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Agios Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc, a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the discovery and development of medicines for the treatment of cancer and rare genetic metabolic disorders in the United States. It is developing IDHIFA, a potent inhibitor of the mutated isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) 2 protein that is in Phase I/II clinical trials for patients with advanced hematologic malignancies with an IDH 2 mutation; Phase III clinical trial for patients with IDH2 mutant-positive acute myeloid leukemia (AML); Phase Ib frontline combination trial for patients with newly diagnosed AML with an IDH2 or IDH1 mutation; and Phase I/II frontline combination trial for patients with newly diagnosed AML.

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