Beigene (NASDAQ:BGNE)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by stock analysts at Cowen in a research report issued on Monday, January 8th.
A number of other equities research analysts have also issued reports on BGNE. Maxim Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $120.00 target price (up previously from $77.00) on shares of Beigene in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Beigene from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Beigene from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, January 5th. Robert W. Baird restated a “neutral” rating and set a $83.00 price target (up previously from $58.00) on shares of Beigene in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Beigene from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $115.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. Beigene has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $96.67.
Shares of Beigene (NASDAQ BGNE) traded up $1.44 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $103.28. 140,600 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 180,956. The company has a market capitalization of $4,695.83, a PE ratio of -79.45 and a beta of -1.03. Beigene has a 1 year low of $31.70 and a 1 year high of $118.95. The company has a quick ratio of 9.27, a current ratio of 9.33 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20.
In other Beigene news, CMO Jane Huang sold 600 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $85.00, for a total value of $51,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief marketing officer now directly owns 264,900 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $22,516,500. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CEO John Oyler sold 150,957 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $80.50, for a total transaction of $12,152,038.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 491,891 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $39,597,225.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 483,482 shares of company stock worth $42,139,474. 19.90% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of BGNE. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new stake in shares of Beigene during the second quarter worth approximately $111,000. Quantbot Technologies LP bought a new stake in Beigene in the third quarter valued at approximately $160,000. Profund Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Beigene in the second quarter valued at approximately $248,000. Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky bought a new stake in Beigene in the third quarter valued at approximately $248,000. Finally, Aperio Group LLC bought a new stake in Beigene in the third quarter valued at approximately $301,000. 55.32% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
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