Adaptimmune Therapeutics (ADAP) Rating Increased to Buy at BidaskClub

Adaptimmune Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ADAP) was upgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Tuesday.

A number of other equities research analysts have also issued reports on ADAP. Leerink Swann reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of Adaptimmune Therapeutics in a research note on Thursday, March 15th. ValuEngine raised Adaptimmune Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Adaptimmune Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, March 19th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $11.58.

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ADAP opened at $12.36 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $1,166.44, a P/E ratio of -15.45 and a beta of 1.16. Adaptimmune Therapeutics has a 1-year low of $4.28 and a 1-year high of $13.41.

Adaptimmune Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ADAP) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 15th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.29) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.25) by ($0.04). The firm had revenue of $4.27 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $9.38 million. Adaptimmune Therapeutics had a negative return on equity of 32.26% and a negative net margin of 185.39%. analysts expect that Adaptimmune Therapeutics will post -0.82 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, major shareholder Enterprise Associates 14 New bought 6,571,164 shares of Adaptimmune Therapeutics stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 27th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $1.92 per share, with a total value of $12,616,634.88. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Orbimed Advisors Llc sold 1,048,067 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $11.50, for a total value of $12,052,770.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders purchased 9,385,254 shares of company stock worth $17,966,655. 24.45% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Raymond James & Associates purchased a new stake in Adaptimmune Therapeutics in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $114,000. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC purchased a new stake in Adaptimmune Therapeutics in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $182,000. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership purchased a new position in shares of Adaptimmune Therapeutics during the 4th quarter worth $244,000. California Public Employees Retirement System purchased a new position in shares of Adaptimmune Therapeutics during the 4th quarter worth $287,000. Finally, OxFORD Asset Management LLP lifted its stake in shares of Adaptimmune Therapeutics by 30.1% during the 3rd quarter. OxFORD Asset Management LLP now owns 45,238 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $369,000 after purchasing an additional 10,471 shares during the period. 55.50% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Adaptimmune Therapeutics Company Profile

Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the provision of cancer immunotherapy products based on its proprietary SPEAR T-cell platform. Its platform enables to identify cancer targets; find and genetically engineer T-cell receptors (TCR); and produce TCR therapeutic candidates for administration to patients.

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