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Crispr Therapeutics AG (NASDAQ:CRSP) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages

Last updated on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 2020 MarketBeat

Crispr Therapeutics AG (NASDAQ:CRSP) has received a consensus rating of "Buy" from the eighteen analysts that are covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and twelve have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $95.54.

CRSP has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. SunTrust Banks initiated coverage on Crispr Therapeutics in a research report on Tuesday, July 14th. They issued a "buy" rating and a $140.00 target price for the company. Roth Capital boosted their target price on Crispr Therapeutics from $100.00 to $105.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Friday, June 19th. Citigroup reaffirmed a "sell" rating on shares of Crispr Therapeutics in a research report on Wednesday, August 5th. Barclays boosted their target price on Crispr Therapeutics from $65.00 to $102.00 and gave the company an "overweight" rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 28th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Crispr Therapeutics from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 2nd.

In other news, Director Bradley J. Phd Bolzon sold 20,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $82.39, for a total value of $1,647,800.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Bradley J. Phd Bolzon sold 60,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $92.51, for a total value of $5,550,600.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 178,000 shares of company stock worth $15,962,543 in the last 90 days. Company insiders own 17.10% of the company's stock.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Sandy Spring Bank lifted its stake in Crispr Therapeutics by 13.0% in the second quarter. Sandy Spring Bank now owns 1,053 shares of the company's stock valued at $77,000 after purchasing an additional 121 shares during the last quarter. Slow Capital Inc. lifted its stake in Crispr Therapeutics by 1.0% in the second quarter. Slow Capital Inc. now owns 13,043 shares of the company's stock valued at $959,000 after purchasing an additional 130 shares during the last quarter. Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC lifted its stake in Crispr Therapeutics by 4.2% in the second quarter. Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC now owns 3,700 shares of the company's stock valued at $271,000 after purchasing an additional 150 shares during the last quarter. WASHINGTON TRUST Co lifted its stake in Crispr Therapeutics by 81.9% in the second quarter. WASHINGTON TRUST Co now owns 473 shares of the company's stock valued at $35,000 after purchasing an additional 213 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Advisor Group Holdings Inc. lifted its stake in Crispr Therapeutics by 1.2% in the second quarter. Advisor Group Holdings Inc. now owns 19,399 shares of the company's stock valued at $1,425,000 after purchasing an additional 222 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 55.29% of the company's stock.

CRSP stock opened at $84.99 on Wednesday. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $87.18 and a 200-day moving average price of $69.43. Crispr Therapeutics has a 1-year low of $32.30 and a 1-year high of $105.12. The firm has a market cap of $5.96 billion, a PE ratio of 184.76 and a beta of 2.29.

Crispr Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CRSP) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 27th. The company reported ($1.30) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.95) by ($0.35). Crispr Therapeutics had a return on equity of 2.35% and a net margin of 6.77%. The business had revenue of $0.04 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $19.77 million. During the same period last year, the business posted ($1.01) earnings per share. The business's revenue was down 86.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts forecast that Crispr Therapeutics will post -4.74 earnings per share for the current year.

About Crispr Therapeutics

CRISPR Therapeutics AG, a gene editing company, focuses on developing transformative gene-based medicines for the treatment of serious human diseases using its regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats associated protein-9 (CRISPR/Cas9) gene-editing platform in Switzerland. Its lead product candidate is CTX001, an ex vivo CRISPR gene-edited therapy for treating patients suffering from dependent beta thalassemia or severe sickle cell disease in which a patient's hematopoietic stem cells are engineered to produce high levels of fetal hemoglobin in red blood cells.

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