Fate Therapeutics (FATE) Raised to “Hold” at ValuEngine
ValuEngine upgraded shares of Fate Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FATE) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report released on Friday.
FATE has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Fate Therapeutics from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $4.75 target price for the company in a research report on Friday, September 8th. Raymond James Financial reiterated a buy rating on shares of Fate Therapeutics in a research report on Tuesday, December 12th. Leerink Swann reiterated an outperform rating and set a $7.00 target price on shares of Fate Therapeutics in a research report on Friday, September 8th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a buy rating and set a $7.00 target price on shares of Fate Therapeutics in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies started coverage on shares of Fate Therapeutics in a research report on Monday, December 18th. They set an overweight rating and a $10.00 target price for the company. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $7.25.
Shares of Fate Therapeutics (FATE) opened at $5.61 on Friday. Fate Therapeutics has a 1-year low of $2.40 and a 1-year high of $5.87. The company has a current ratio of 7.21, a quick ratio of 7.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32. The stock has a market cap of $286.01, a PE ratio of -5.97 and a beta of 1.52.
Fate Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FATE) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.26) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.25) by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $1.03 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $0.95 million. Fate Therapeutics had a negative return on equity of 64.55% and a negative net margin of 935.09%. The company’s revenue was up .0% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Fate Therapeutics will post -0.99 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other news, insider Daniel D. Shoemaker sold 13,225 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $3.87, for a total value of $51,180.75. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, General Counsel Cindy Tahl sold 8,091 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $3.85, for a total transaction of $31,150.35. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 10.88% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. New York State Common Retirement Fund purchased a new stake in Fate Therapeutics in the second quarter valued at approximately $131,000. Rhumbline Advisers purchased a new stake in Fate Therapeutics in the second quarter valued at approximately $133,000. Hochman Cole Investment Advisors Inc. purchased a new stake in Fate Therapeutics in the third quarter valued at approximately $158,000. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. purchased a new stake in Fate Therapeutics in the second quarter valued at approximately $214,000. Finally, California State Teachers Retirement System purchased a new stake in Fate Therapeutics in the second quarter valued at approximately $219,000. Institutional investors own 49.85% of the company’s stock.
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About Fate Therapeutics
Fate Therapeutics, Inc (Fate Therapeutics) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in development of programmed cellular immunotherapies for cancer and immune disorders. The Company’s cell therapy pipeline consists of immuno-oncology programs, including cancer immunotherapies derived from engineered induced pluripotent cells, and immuno-regulatory programs, including hematopoietic cell immunotherapies for protecting the immune system of patients undergoing hematopoietic cell transplantation and for suppressing autoimmunity.
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