Insider Selling: Editas Medicine, Inc. (NASDAQ:EDIT) Insider Sells 8,333 Shares of Stock

Editas Medicine, Inc. (NASDAQ:EDIT) insider Katrine Bosley sold 8,333 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.64, for a total transaction of $196,992.12. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 1,393,322 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $32,938,132.08. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Katrine Bosley also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Monday, October 2nd, Katrine Bosley sold 8,333 shares of Editas Medicine stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.78, for a total value of $206,491.74.
  • On Friday, September 1st, Katrine Bosley sold 10,000 shares of Editas Medicine stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.42, for a total transaction of $204,200.00.
  • On Tuesday, September 5th, Katrine Bosley sold 16,666 shares of Editas Medicine stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.33, for a total transaction of $338,819.78.
  • On Friday, August 11th, Katrine Bosley sold 16,666 shares of Editas Medicine stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.02, for a total transaction of $333,653.32.

Shares of Editas Medicine, Inc. (NASDAQ:EDIT) opened at $24.68 on Tuesday. Editas Medicine, Inc. has a 52 week low of $13.12 and a 52 week high of $29.20. 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 (NASDAQ:EDIT) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported ($0.64) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.60) by ($0.04). The company had revenue of $6.28 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.66 million. Editas Medicine had a negative return on equity of 70.19% and a negative net margin of 1,127.03%. Editas Medicine’s quarterly revenue was up 553.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned ($0.59) EPS. equities research analysts expect that Editas Medicine, Inc. will post -2.86 EPS for the current year.

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Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of EDIT. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its position in shares of Editas Medicine by 53.3% in the 1st quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 63,490 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,418,000 after purchasing an additional 22,061 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank lifted its position in shares of Editas Medicine by 33.2% in the 1st quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 40,100 shares of the company’s stock worth $895,000 after purchasing an additional 10,000 shares during the period. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans bought a new stake in Editas Medicine during the 1st quarter valued at about $1,137,000. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its stake in shares of Editas Medicine by 47.0% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,935,173 shares of the company’s stock worth $43,193,000 after acquiring an additional 618,789 shares during the period. Finally, Geode Capital Management LLC grew its stake in shares of Editas Medicine by 4.7% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 119,376 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,664,000 after acquiring an additional 5,397 shares during the period. 67.17% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

EDIT has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Editas Medicine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and set a $28.00 target price (up previously from $27.00) on shares of Editas Medicine in a research note on Friday, October 6th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Editas Medicine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, September 30th. Cann reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Editas Medicine in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, Cowen and Company restated a “buy” rating on shares of Editas Medicine in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Editas Medicine presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $26.73.

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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