Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AGIO) Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Brokerages

Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AGIO) has been given a consensus rating of “Buy” by the fourteen ratings firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $77.29.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on AGIO. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $80.00 price target (up from $68.00) on shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Tuesday. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. set a $75.00 target price on shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, June 11th. Credit Suisse Group reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $61.00 target price on shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Tuesday, April 18th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, April 28th. Finally, Janney Montgomery Scott reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st.

In other news, CEO David P. Schenkein sold 27,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $59.95, for a total transaction of $1,618,650.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 3,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $179,850. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Lewis Clayton Jr. Cantley sold 2,036 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $47.10, for a total transaction of $95,895.60. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 91,206 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,295,802.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 79,120 shares of company stock valued at $4,557,207. Corporate insiders own 10.55% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. C WorldWide Group Holding A S purchased a new stake in Agios Pharmaceuticals during the first quarter valued at $105,000. Bank of Montreal Can raised its stake in shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals by 11.7% in the first quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 2,068 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $121,000 after buying an additional 216 shares in the last quarter. Blue Sky Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals during the first quarter worth $129,000. Russell Investments Group Ltd. raised its stake in shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals by 163.9% in the first quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 2,549 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $149,000 after buying an additional 1,583 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Advantage Investment Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals by 109.7% in the first quarter. Advantage Investment Management LLC now owns 3,250 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $190,000 after buying an additional 1,700 shares in the last quarter. 84.53% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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Agios Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AGIO) opened at 58.26 on Monday. Agios Pharmaceuticals has a 1-year low of $35.84 and a 1-year high of $67.74. The firm’s market cap is $2.81 billion. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $56.86 and its 200 day moving average price is $51.74.

Agios Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AGIO) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.78) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($1.57) by $0.21. Agios Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 68.15% and a negative net margin of 502.12%. The company had revenue of $11.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $10.68 million. During the same period last year, the company posted ($1.47) earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 62.1% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts expect that Agios Pharmaceuticals will post ($6.90) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Agios Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company’s therapeutic areas of focus are cancer and rare genetic metabolic disorders, which are a group of over 600 rare genetic diseases caused by mutations, or defects, of single metabolic genes. The Company’s cancer product candidates are enasidenib and ivosidenib (AG-120), which target mutated isocitrate dehydrogenase 2 (IDH2) and isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1), respectively, and AG-881, which targets both mutated IDH1 and mutated IDH2.

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