Traders Buy Large Volume of Call Options on Amicus Therapeutics (FOLD)

Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOLD) saw unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Investors purchased 47,875 call options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 1,767% compared to the typical daily volume of 2,564 call options.

In other news, insider Jay Barth sold 5,000 shares of Amicus Therapeutics stock in a transaction on Friday, December 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.59, for a total transaction of $67,950.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 69,184 shares in the company, valued at approximately $940,210.56. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CEO John F. Crowley sold 47,213 shares of Amicus Therapeutics stock in a transaction on Monday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.61, for a total value of $642,568.93. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 375,214 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,106,662.54. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 250,390 shares of company stock worth $3,620,581. 3.40% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can raised its holdings in Amicus Therapeutics by 40.2% in the 3rd quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 14,445 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $212,000 after buying an additional 4,145 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System raised its holdings in Amicus Therapeutics by 2.4% in the 3rd quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 181,000 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $2,729,000 after buying an additional 4,200 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC raised its holdings in Amicus Therapeutics by 0.9% in the 4th quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 663,936 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $9,554,000 after buying an additional 5,858 shares during the period. Strs Ohio purchased a new stake in Amicus Therapeutics in the 3rd quarter valued at about $102,000. Finally, QS Investors LLC raised its holdings in Amicus Therapeutics by 4.9% in the 4th quarter. QS Investors LLC now owns 159,008 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $2,288,000 after buying an additional 7,483 shares during the period.

Several research analysts have recently commented on FOLD shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Amicus Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. BidaskClub upgraded Amicus Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, January 15th. Cowen reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 price target on shares of Amicus Therapeutics in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Leerink Swann lifted their price target on Amicus Therapeutics from $20.00 to $24.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Finally, Robert W. Baird set a $20.00 price target on Amicus Therapeutics and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 7th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Amicus Therapeutics currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $19.06.

Shares of Amicus Therapeutics (NASDAQ FOLD) opened at $15.17 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $2,804.11, a PE ratio of -8.29 and a beta of 1.46. Amicus Therapeutics has a fifty-two week low of $5.87 and a fifty-two week high of $17.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39, a current ratio of 6.32 and a quick ratio of 6.22.

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About Amicus Therapeutics

Amicus Therapeutics, Inc is a biotechnology company. The Company is engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of a set of treatments for patients living with devastating rare and orphan diseases. Its lead product, migalastat HCl is a small molecule that can be used as a monotherapy and in combination with enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for Fabry disease.

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