Audentes Therapeutics (BOLD) Given a $44.00 Price Target at BMO Capital Markets

BMO Capital Markets set a $44.00 price objective on Audentes Therapeutics (NASDAQ:BOLD) in a report published on Friday morning. The firm currently has a buy rating on the biotechnology company’s stock.

A number of other research firms have also weighed in on BOLD. William Blair reiterated a buy rating on shares of Audentes Therapeutics in a research report on Friday. HC Wainwright set a $37.00 price target on shares of Audentes Therapeutics and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Thursday. Wedbush upped their price target on shares of Audentes Therapeutics to $56.00 and gave the stock an outperform rating in a research report on Thursday. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Audentes Therapeutics from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 20th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Audentes Therapeutics from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $35.00.

Audentes Therapeutics (NASDAQ:BOLD) traded down $4.19 on Friday, hitting $36.63. 665,400 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 935,925. The company has a market capitalization of $1,090.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of -10.53. Audentes Therapeutics has a fifty-two week low of $13.90 and a fifty-two week high of $41.80.

Audentes Therapeutics (NASDAQ:BOLD) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 14th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.88) earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.88). analysts forecast that Audentes Therapeutics will post -3.5 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, Director Louis G. Lange sold 18,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.88, for a total value of $555,840.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, SVP Mary Newman sold 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $26.84, for a total transaction of $268,400.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 36,000 shares of company stock worth $1,052,480 in the last three months. Insiders own 47.30% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Redmile Group LLC raised its stake in Audentes Therapeutics by 77.8% during the second quarter. Redmile Group LLC now owns 1,459,616 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $27,922,000 after purchasing an additional 638,780 shares in the last quarter. Perceptive Advisors LLC raised its stake in Audentes Therapeutics by 10.4% during the third quarter. Perceptive Advisors LLC now owns 781,309 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $21,885,000 after purchasing an additional 73,809 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in Audentes Therapeutics by 130.3% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 678,412 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $12,978,000 after purchasing an additional 383,837 shares in the last quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. raised its stake in Audentes Therapeutics by 31.5% during the second quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 640,654 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $12,256,000 after purchasing an additional 153,617 shares in the last quarter. Finally, State Street Corp raised its stake in Audentes Therapeutics by 231.6% during the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 221,276 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $4,234,000 after purchasing an additional 154,544 shares in the last quarter. 78.95% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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About Audentes Therapeutics

Audentes Therapeutics, Inc is an early-stage biotechnology company. The Company is focused on developing and commercializing gene therapy products for patients suffering from serious, life-threatening rare diseases caused by single gene defects. The Company has a portfolio of product candidates, including AT132 for the treatment of X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy (XLMTM); AT342 for the treatment of Crigler-Najjar Syndrome (Crigler-Najjar); AT982 for the treatment of Pompe disease, and AT307 for the treatment of the CASQ2 subtype of Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia (CASQ2-CPVT).

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