Crispr Theraptc (CRSP) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts

Shares of Crispr Theraptc (NASDAQ:CRSP) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and three have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $21.25.

A number of research firms recently commented on CRSP. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $16.00 price target on shares of Crispr Theraptc in a report on Friday, November 10th. Cann reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Crispr Theraptc in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Barclays PLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $29.00 price target on shares of Crispr Theraptc in a report on Friday, September 8th. Chardan Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Crispr Theraptc in a report on Monday, August 14th. Finally, Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reiterated a “market perform” rating on shares of Crispr Theraptc in a report on Tuesday, July 18th.

Crispr Theraptc (CRSP) opened at $17.46 on Wednesday. Crispr Theraptc has a 1 year low of $11.63 and a 1 year high of $25.00.

Crispr Theraptc (NASDAQ:CRSP) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The company reported ($0.62) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.60) by ($0.02). Crispr Theraptc had a negative return on equity of 38.42% and a negative net margin of 466.58%. The firm had revenue of $2.39 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.61 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned ($2.77) EPS. Crispr Theraptc’s quarterly revenue was up 54.2% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts anticipate that Crispr Theraptc will post -2.49 earnings per share for the current year.

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In related news, insider Samarth Kulkarni sold 27,154 shares of Crispr Theraptc stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.08, for a total value of $545,252.32. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 110,893 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,226,731.44. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CEO Rodger Novak sold 18,470 shares of Crispr Theraptc stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.76, for a total transaction of $383,437.20. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 1,148,007 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $23,832,625.32. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 287,491 shares of company stock worth $5,690,085 in the last ninety days. 39.98% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in CRSP. Allianz Asset Management GmbH purchased a new position in Crispr Theraptc in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $2,384,000. Granahan Investment Management Inc. MA grew its stake in Crispr Theraptc by 51.7% in the 3rd quarter. Granahan Investment Management Inc. MA now owns 263,746 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,713,000 after buying an additional 89,839 shares in the last quarter. Credit Suisse AG purchased a new position in Crispr Theraptc in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $1,742,000. Adams Street Partners LLC purchased a new position in Crispr Theraptc in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $1,019,000. Finally, Hershey Trust Co. purchased a new position in Crispr Theraptc in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $768,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 25.61% of the company’s stock.

About Crispr Theraptc

Crispr Therapeutics AG is a Switzerland-based gene-editing company. The Company focuses on the development of transformative gene-based medicines for serious diseases using its Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR)/Cas9 gene-editing platform. CRISPR/Cas9 can be programmed to cut, edit and correct disease-associated deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) in a patient’s cell.

Analyst Recommendations for Crispr Theraptc (NASDAQ:CRSP)

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