Wedbush reiterates Sangamo Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SGMO) hold rating

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Sangamo Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SGMO – Get Rating)‘s stock saw its “hold” rating reiterated by stock analysts Wedbush in a research note released on Sunday, TipRanks reports. They currently have a price target of $10.00 on shares of the biopharmaceutical company. Wedbush’s price target would indicate a potential upside of 69.49% from the current share price.

Several other stock analysts have also recently released reports on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus cut his price target on Sangamo Therapeutics shares from $9.00 to $6.00 and placed a “hold” rating on the stock in a Thursday, Jan. 6, research note. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Sangamo Therapeutics from a “buy” to a “hold” rating in a Thursday, Jan. 13 research note. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating for the company’s stock. According to MarketBeat.com, Sangamo Therapeutics currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $16.58.

The NASDAQ SGMO traded down $0.19 on Friday, hitting $5.90. 1,070,521 shares were traded, against an average volume of 1,453,095. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $6.48 and a 200-day moving average price of $8.24. Sangamo Therapeutics has a fifty-two-week low of $5.13 and a fifty-two-week high of $13.93. The company has a market capitalization of $859.48 million, a PE ratio of -4.65 and a beta of 1.50.

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Sangamo Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SGMO – Get Rating) last reported quarterly results on Thursday, February 24. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.26) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks consensus estimate of ($0.34) by $0.08. The company posted revenue of $27.99 million in the quarter, versus a consensus estimate of $27.36 million. Sangamo Therapeutics had a negative net margin of 167.16% and a negative return on equity of 39.90%. The company’s revenues increased by 8.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted ($0.29) EPS. Analysts expect Sangamo Therapeutics to post -1.32 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, major shareholder Biogen Inc. sold 81,187 shares of the company in a transaction that took place on Thursday, December 23. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.55, for a total value of $694,148.85. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available via this hyperlink. Insiders have sold 157,625 shares of the company worth $1,346,371 over the past three months. 2.10% of the shares are held by insiders.

A number of hedge funds have recently changed their holdings in SGMO. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its stake in Sangamo Therapeutics shares by 4.7% in the second quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 690,197 shares of the biopharmaceutical company worth $8,261,000 after buying 31,242 additional shares in the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp increased its position in shares of Sangamo Therapeutics by 10.6% in the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 1,491,442 shares of the biopharmaceutical company valued at $17,853,000 after purchasing an additional 143,240 shares during the period. Vigilare Wealth Management increased its position in Sangamo Therapeutics by 111.9% during the third quarter. Vigilare Wealth Management now owns 30,300 shares of the biopharmaceutical company worth $273,000 after acquiring an additional 16,000 shares in the last quarter. Alexandria Capital LLC increased its stake in Sangamo Therapeutics by 0.5% during the third quarter. Alexandria Capital LLC now owns 960,470 shares of the biopharmaceutical company worth $8,654,000 after purchasing an additional 4,943 shares during the period. Finally, Strs Ohio increased its stake in the shares of Sangamo Therapeutics by 41.7% in the 3rd quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 57,800 shares of the biopharmaceutical company valued at $520,000 after acquiring an additional 17,000 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 51.99% of the company’s shares.

Sangamo Therapeutics Company Profile (Get a rating)

Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company, engaged in the research and development of zinc finger proteins. It focuses on three therapeutic areas: inherited metabolic diseases, central nervous system, and diseases and immunology, which includes inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.

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