Zafgen (NASDAQ:ZFGN) Rating Increased to Sell at ValuEngine

ValuEngine upgraded shares of Zafgen (NASDAQ:ZFGN) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report sent to investors on Friday, February 2nd.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Zafgen from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $4.25 price target for the company in a research note on Saturday, November 11th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Zafgen currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $6.63.

Zafgen (NASDAQ:ZFGN) opened at $7.92 on Friday. Zafgen has a one year low of $3.21 and a one year high of $8.95.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. 683 Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in Zafgen by 8.5% in the 3rd quarter. 683 Capital Management LLC now owns 1,300,000 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $4,576,000 after purchasing an additional 101,600 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in Zafgen by 15.7% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 883,838 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $3,102,000 after purchasing an additional 119,902 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in Zafgen by 31.8% in the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 584,159 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $2,050,000 after purchasing an additional 140,848 shares during the period. Mangrove Partners bought a new stake in Zafgen in the 3rd quarter valued at $1,971,000. Finally, Royce & Associates LP boosted its stake in Zafgen by 65.0% in the 4th quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 548,491 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $2,534,000 after purchasing an additional 216,000 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 48.63% of the company’s stock.

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About Zafgen

Zafgen, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on improving the health and well-being of patients affected by obesity and complex metabolic disorders. The Company’s lead product candidate, Beloranib, is a twice-weekly subcutaneous injection being developed for the treatment of multiple indications, including severe obesity in rare diseases, such as Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) and hypothalamic injury-associated obesity (HIAO), including craniopharyngioma-associated obesity.

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