Guardant Health Inc (GH) CEO Helmy Eltoukhy Sells 78,660 Shares

Guardant Health Inc (NASDAQ:GH) CEO Helmy Eltoukhy sold 78,660 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $72.34, for a total value of $5,690,264.40. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Helmy Eltoukhy also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Wednesday, May 1st, Helmy Eltoukhy sold 131,340 shares of Guardant Health stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $65.32, for a total value of $8,579,128.80.
  • On Monday, April 22nd, Helmy Eltoukhy sold 90,000 shares of Guardant Health stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $65.28, for a total value of $5,875,200.00.

Shares of GH traded down $0.27 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $76.33. 20,928 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,075,995. Guardant Health Inc has a 12-month low of $27.04 and a 12-month high of $106.58. The company has a market capitalization of $6.68 billion and a PE ratio of -27.19.

Guardant Health (NASDAQ:GH) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 9th. The company reported ($0.30) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.35) by $0.05. The company had revenue of $36.66 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $32.12 million. Equities analysts forecast that Guardant Health Inc will post -1.46 earnings per share for the current year.

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of GH. Temasek Holdings Private Ltd bought a new position in shares of Guardant Health in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $60,633,000. Orbimed Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Guardant Health in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $57,681,000. BlackRock Inc. bought a new position in shares of Guardant Health in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $41,894,000. Jennison Associates LLC bought a new position in shares of Guardant Health in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $31,700,000. Finally, Lord Abbett & CO. LLC bought a new position in shares of Guardant Health in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $20,024,000. 68.54% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on GH. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Guardant Health from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, March 18th. William Blair reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of Guardant Health in a research note on Wednesday, March 13th. Canaccord Genuity began coverage on Guardant Health in a research note on Tuesday, April 16th. They set a “buy” rating and a $90.00 price target for the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised their price target on Guardant Health from $42.00 to $85.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 13th. Finally, Cowen raised their price target on Guardant Health from $40.00 to $70.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 3rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $83.50.

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About Guardant Health

Guardant Health, Inc, a precision oncology company, provides blood tests, data sets, and analytics in the United States and internationally. The company offers liquid biopsy tests for advanced stage cancer, such as Guardant360, a molecular diagnostic test that measures various cancer-related genes; and GuardantOMNI, a broader gene panel, including genes associated with homologous recombination repair deficiency and biomarkers for immuno-oncology applications.

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