Juno Therapeutics, Inc. (JUNO) Given “Neutral” Rating at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reiterated their neutral rating on shares of Juno Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:JUNO) in a research note released on Friday, October 6th, MarketBeat.com reports. The firm currently has a $44.00 price objective on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock.

A number of other equities analysts have also recently commented on JUNO. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an equal weight rating and issued a $43.00 target price (up from $27.00) on shares of Juno Therapeutics in a report on Friday, October 6th. ValuEngine raised shares of Juno Therapeutics from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. Wells Fargo & Company reaffirmed an outperform rating and issued a $54.00 target price (up from $35.00) on shares of Juno Therapeutics in a report on Tuesday, September 5th. Barclays PLC initiated coverage on shares of Juno Therapeutics in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. They issued an overweight rating and a $55.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Standpoint Research reiterated a reduce rating on shares of Juno Therapeutics in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $37.83.

Juno Therapeutics (NASDAQ JUNO) opened at 43.04 on Friday. Juno Therapeutics has a 52 week low of $17.52 and a 52 week high of $47.03. The company’s market capitalization is $4.51 billion. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $43.16 and its 200 day moving average is $30.34.

Juno Therapeutics (NASDAQ:JUNO) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.96) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.72) by ($0.24). Juno Therapeutics had a negative return on equity of 27.10% and a negative net margin of 354.36%. The company had revenue of $21.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $15.59 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted ($0.64) EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 22.8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts expect that Juno Therapeutics will post ($3.08) earnings per share for the current year.

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In related news, General Counsel Bernard J. Cassidy sold 28,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.92, for a total value of $1,257,760.00. Following the transaction, the general counsel now directly owns 55,970 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,514,172.40. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Sunil Agarwal sold 7,285 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.76, for a total value of $326,076.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 85,004 shares of company stock valued at $3,551,561 over the last ninety days. Company insiders own 15.26% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its holdings in Juno Therapeutics by 2.1% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 6,285,676 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $187,879,000 after buying an additional 131,864 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Juno Therapeutics by 2.6% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,294,296 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $128,357,000 after purchasing an additional 110,503 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp grew its holdings in shares of Juno Therapeutics by 7.4% during the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 3,236,384 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $96,742,000 after purchasing an additional 222,754 shares in the last quarter. Capital World Investors grew its holdings in shares of Juno Therapeutics by 13.8% during the 2nd quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 2,425,000 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $72,483,000 after purchasing an additional 295,000 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Redmile Group LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Juno Therapeutics during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $66,344,000. 67.38% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Juno Therapeutics Company Profile

Juno Therapeutics, Inc (Juno) is a biopharmaceutical company, which is focused on developing cellular immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer. The Company is developing cell-based cancer immunotherapies based on its chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) technologies to genetically engineer T cells to recognize and kill cancer cells.

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