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Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Rubius Therapeutics (NASDAQ:RUBY) to Sell

Last updated on Saturday, February 27, 2021 | 2021 MarketBeat

Rubius Therapeutics (NASDAQ:RUBY) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Saturday, Zacks.com reports.

According to Zacks, "Rubius Therapeutics, Inc. is a bio-technology company. It develops cellular therapies for the treatment of auto-immune, metabolic and other diseases. Rubius Therapeutics, Inc. is based in Cambridge, United States. "

RUBY has been the subject of a number of other research reports. SVB Leerink reaffirmed a "market perform" rating and set a $4.00 target price (down previously from $5.00) on shares of Rubius Therapeutics in a report on Tuesday. Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on Rubius Therapeutics from $5.00 to $10.00 and gave the company an "equal weight" rating in a report on Tuesday, January 19th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. Rubius Therapeutics currently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $12.60.

Shares of RUBY opened at $10.38 on Friday. The business has a 50-day moving average of $11.37 and a 200 day moving average of $7.12. Rubius Therapeutics has a fifty-two week low of $3.35 and a fifty-two week high of $15.99. The firm has a market cap of $842.67 million, a P/E ratio of -4.85 and a beta of 2.37. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43, a quick ratio of 7.15 and a current ratio of 7.15.

Rubius Therapeutics (NASDAQ:RUBY) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, February 23rd. The company reported ($0.50) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.53) by $0.03. As a group, research analysts predict that Rubius Therapeutics will post -2.11 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, Director David R. Epstein sold 7,404 shares of Rubius Therapeutics stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.79, for a total transaction of $109,505.16. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 4,726,220 shares in the company, valued at approximately $69,900,793.80. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director David R. Epstein sold 89,233 shares of Rubius Therapeutics stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.88, for a total value of $1,327,787.04. Following the sale, the director now owns 4,726,220 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $70,326,153.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 58.40% of the company's stock.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in RUBY. NEXT Financial Group Inc bought a new stake in Rubius Therapeutics in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $31,000. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lifted its position in Rubius Therapeutics by 271.1% in the 3rd quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 9,646 shares of the company's stock worth $48,000 after buying an additional 7,047 shares during the last quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP bought a new stake in Rubius Therapeutics in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $54,000. Citigroup Inc. lifted its position in Rubius Therapeutics by 42.7% in the 4th quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 10,953 shares of the company's stock worth $83,000 after buying an additional 3,278 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP bought a new stake in Rubius Therapeutics in the 4th quarter worth approximately $95,000. Institutional investors own 93.74% of the company's stock.

About Rubius Therapeutics

Rubius Therapeutics, Inc focuses on the development of red cell therapeutics (RCTs) for the treatment of patients with severe diseases. The company is developing RTX-240 and RTX-224 for the treatment of cancer; and RTX-aAPC to treat solid and hematological cancers. It is also developing RTX-321 for the treatment of HPV-positive tumors; and RTX-T1D for treating type 1 diabetes.

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