Leap Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:LPTX) shares traded down 6.1% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $1.81 and last traded at $1.85. 1,147,462 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 56% from the average session volume of 737,549 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.97.

A number of research analysts have commented on LPTX shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Leap Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 16th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Leap Therapeutics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, January 4th. Finally, Raymond James cut their target price on shares of Leap Therapeutics from $13.00 to $8.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, December 19th.

The stock has a market cap of $41.90 million, a P/E ratio of -0.56 and a beta of 2.29.

In other Leap Therapeutics news, CEO Christopher Mirabelli bought 571,428 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 5th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $1.75 per share, with a total value of $999,999.00. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Company insiders own 58.70% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Virtu Financial LLC acquired a new stake in Leap Therapeutics during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $28,000. JPMorgan Chase & Co. acquired a new stake in Leap Therapeutics during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $111,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its stake in Leap Therapeutics by 23.5% during the 3rd quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 138,868 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,082,000 after acquiring an additional 26,401 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc lifted its stake in Leap Therapeutics by 23.2% during the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 256,268 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,997,000 after acquiring an additional 48,300 shares during the period. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its stake in Leap Therapeutics by 23.2% during the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 256,268 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,997,000 after acquiring an additional 48,300 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 9.08% of the company’s stock.

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About Leap Therapeutics (NASDAQ:LPTX)

Leap Therapeutics, Inc, a biopharmaceutical company, acquires and develops therapies for the treatment of cancer. Its clinical stage programs include DKN-01, a monoclonal antibody that inhibits Dickkopf-related protein 1, which is in Phase I/II clinical trial in patients with esophagogastric, biliary tract, gynecologic, and non-small cell lung cancers, as well as hepatocellular carcinoma, a type of liver cancer.

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