Insider Selling: Generation Bio Co. (NASDAQ:GBIO) Major Shareholder Sells $745,794.08 in Stock

Generation Bio Co. (NASDAQ:GBIO) major shareholder Venture Associates X. L. Atlas sold 28,862 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, September 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.84, for a total transaction of $745,794.08. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Large shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

Shares of Generation Bio stock traded down $0.99 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $25.41. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 218,560 shares, compared to its average volume of 472,128. The company has a market capitalization of $1.44 billion, a P/E ratio of -12.71 and a beta of 5.56. The stock’s fifty day simple moving average is $23.84 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $27.66. Generation Bio Co. has a one year low of $19.16 and a one year high of $55.72.

Generation Bio (NASDAQ:GBIO) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 10th. The company reported ($0.55) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.47) by ($0.08). As a group, equities analysts forecast that Generation Bio Co. will post -2.13 earnings per share for the current year.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of GBIO. FORA Capital LLC purchased a new position in Generation Bio during the 2nd quarter worth $30,000. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can lifted its position in shares of Generation Bio by 148.8% during the first quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 1,866 shares of the company’s stock valued at $53,000 after purchasing an additional 1,116 shares in the last quarter. E Fund Management Co. Ltd. purchased a new position in Generation Bio during the first quarter worth about $114,000. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System bought a new stake in Generation Bio in the 2nd quarter worth about $214,000. Finally, Principal Financial Group Inc. purchased a new stake in Generation Bio in the 1st quarter valued at about $218,000. 81.86% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. JMP Securities initiated coverage on shares of Generation Bio in a research report on Tuesday, June 8th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $40.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered Generation Bio from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, August 16th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. According to data from MarketBeat, Generation Bio currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $43.50.

Generation Bio Company Profile

Generation Bio Co, a genetic medicines company, develops gene therapies for the treatment of rare and prevalent diseases. The company is developing a portfolio of programs for rare and prevalent diseases of the liver and retina. It also focuses on the diseases of skeletal muscle, central nervous system, and oncology.

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