Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRA) CEO Isaac E. Ciechanover sold 4,400 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.65, for a total value of $64,460.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 743,675 shares in the company, valued at $10,894,838.75. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

Shares of Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc. (ATRA) remained flat at $$14.55 on Friday. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 255,203 shares, compared to its average volume of 175,179. Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc. has a 12-month low of $11.80 and a 12-month high of $23.00.

Atara Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ:ATRA) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The biotechnology company reported ($1.02) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.97) by ($0.05). equities analysts expect that Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc. will post -4 EPS for the current year.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new position in shares of Atara Biotherapeutics in the 3rd quarter worth $142,000. Voya Investment Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Atara Biotherapeutics by 16.2% in the 2nd quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 11,813 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $165,000 after purchasing an additional 1,651 shares in the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. bought a new position in shares of Atara Biotherapeutics in the 3rd quarter worth $170,000. State of Wisconsin Investment Board bought a new position in shares of Atara Biotherapeutics in the 2nd quarter worth $252,000. Finally, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lifted its holdings in shares of Atara Biotherapeutics by 7.2% in the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 20,377 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $285,000 after purchasing an additional 1,369 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 85.61% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on ATRA shares. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 price target on shares of Atara Biotherapeutics in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 price target on shares of Atara Biotherapeutics in a report on Monday, September 11th. Zacks Investment Research cut Atara Biotherapeutics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, August 28th. Goldman Sachs Group restated a “neutral” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of Atara Biotherapeutics in a report on Friday, October 6th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Atara Biotherapeutics from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $24.40.

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Atara Biotherapeutics Company Profile

Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on developing therapies for patients with severe and life-threatening diseases. The Company operates through the business of developing and commercializing therapeutics segment. The Company is focused on developing allogeneic or third-party derived antigen-specific T-cells.

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