Orchard Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ORTX) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Last updated on Monday, March 8, 2021 | 2021 MarketBeat

Orchard Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ORTX)'s stock had its "overweight" rating reiterated by investment analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in a report issued on Monday, Benzinga reports. They presently have a $15.00 target price on the stock, up from their prior target price of $14.00. JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s target price points to a potential upside of 121.89% from the stock's current price.

Several other research firms also recently commented on ORTX. Stifel Nicolaus began coverage on shares of Orchard Therapeutics in a research note on Monday, March 1st. They set a "buy" rating and a $12.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Orchard Therapeutics from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Friday. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald assumed coverage on shares of Orchard Therapeutics in a research note on Wednesday, January 6th. They set an "overweight" rating and a $16.00 price target on the stock. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $13.55.

ORTX stock opened at $6.76 on Monday. Orchard Therapeutics has a 12 month low of $3.76 and a 12 month high of $12.38. The firm has a market capitalization of $657.50 million, a P/E ratio of -4.10 and a beta of 1.31. The company has a current ratio of 5.74, a quick ratio of 5.74 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $7.07 and a 200-day moving average of $5.39.

Orchard Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ORTX) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, March 1st. The company reported ($0.34) EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of ($0.34). Sell-side analysts predict that Orchard Therapeutics will post -1.47 EPS for the current year.

In related news, insider Fmr Llc sold 2,045,510 shares of Orchard Therapeutics stock in a transaction on Friday, February 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $6.98, for a total value of $14,277,659.80. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 4.20% of the stock is owned by insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of ORTX. Matisse Capital purchased a new position in Orchard Therapeutics during the 3rd quarter valued at $58,000. California Public Employees Retirement System increased its position in Orchard Therapeutics by 2.6% during the 3rd quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 176,400 shares of the company's stock valued at $725,000 after purchasing an additional 4,500 shares during the period. Forefront Analytics LLC increased its position in Orchard Therapeutics by 58.8% during the 3rd quarter. Forefront Analytics LLC now owns 30,369 shares of the company's stock valued at $123,000 after purchasing an additional 11,239 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its position in Orchard Therapeutics by 61.8% during the 3rd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 2,829,662 shares of the company's stock valued at $11,827,000 after purchasing an additional 1,080,805 shares during the period. Finally, Platinum Investment Management Ltd. increased its position in Orchard Therapeutics by 15.4% during the 3rd quarter. Platinum Investment Management Ltd. now owns 411,977 shares of the company's stock valued at $1,693,000 after purchasing an additional 54,957 shares during the period. 66.55% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Orchard Therapeutics Company Profile

Orchard Therapeutics plc, a biopharmaceutical company, develops gene therapies for serious and life-threatening rare diseases in the United Kingdom, European Union, and the United States. The company's gene therapy approach seeks to transform a patient's hematopoietic stem cells into a gene-modified drug product to treat the patient's disease through a single administration.

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