Insider Selling: Editas Medicine Inc (NASDAQ:EDIT) CFO Sells 5,000 Shares of Stock

Editas Medicine Inc (NASDAQ:EDIT) CFO Andrew A. F. Hack sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.31, for a total transaction of $121,550.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 5,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $121,550. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

Shares of Editas Medicine Inc (NASDAQ EDIT) traded down $0.35 during trading on Friday, reaching $32.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 929,900 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,520,000. The company has a market capitalization of $1,410.00 and a PE ratio of -9.88. The company has a quick ratio of 10.12, a current ratio of 10.12 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19. Editas Medicine Inc has a 52-week low of $13.12 and a 52-week high of $36.00.

Editas Medicine (NASDAQ:EDIT) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported ($0.64) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.60) by ($0.04). Editas Medicine had a negative return on equity of 70.19% and a negative net margin of 1,127.03%. The company had revenue of $6.28 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.66 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned ($0.59) EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 553.0% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts expect that Editas Medicine Inc will post -2.92 EPS for the current year.

Several analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Editas Medicine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday. Morgan Stanley restated an “equal weight” rating and set a $28.00 price objective (up previously from $27.00) on shares of Editas Medicine in a report on Friday, October 6th. ValuEngine upgraded Editas Medicine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, September 30th. BidaskClub upgraded Editas Medicine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 27th. Finally, Cann reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Editas Medicine in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Editas Medicine has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $26.73.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Editas Medicine by 12.5% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 2,177,146 shares of the company’s stock valued at $36,533,000 after acquiring an additional 241,973 shares during the period. State Street Corp raised its stake in shares of Editas Medicine by 305.4% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 537,640 shares of the company’s stock valued at $9,022,000 after purchasing an additional 405,022 shares in the last quarter. Ark Investment Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Editas Medicine by 121.9% in the second quarter. Ark Investment Management LLC now owns 510,187 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,561,000 after purchasing an additional 280,265 shares in the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp raised its stake in shares of Editas Medicine by 245.9% in the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 373,149 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,261,000 after purchasing an additional 265,273 shares in the last quarter. Finally, American Century Companies Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Editas Medicine in the third quarter valued at $7,497,000. 65.70% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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Editas Medicine Company Profile

Editas Medicine, Inc is a genome editing company. It is engaged in treating patients with genetically defined diseases by correcting their disease-causing genes. It operates through developing and commercializing genome editing technology segment. It is developing a genome editing platform based on clustered, regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) technology.

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