Sangamo BioSciences Inc. (NASDAQ:SGMO) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the eight brokerages that are currently covering the stock. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $8.25.

Several research analysts have issued reports on the company. Wedbush downgraded Sangamo BioSciences from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and reduced their price objective for the stock from $30.00 to $4.00 in a report on Tuesday, November 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised Sangamo BioSciences from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Sangamo BioSciences in a report on Friday, August 5th. Piper Jaffray Cos. downgraded Sangamo BioSciences from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and reduced their price objective for the stock from $9.00 to $5.00 in a report on Wednesday, October 19th. Finally, Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Sangamo BioSciences in a report on Wednesday, August 10th.

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Emerald Acquisition Ltd. purchased a new stake in Sangamo BioSciences during the third quarter worth approximately $101,000. Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC purchased a new stake in Sangamo BioSciences during the second quarter worth approximately $163,000. Princeton Alpha Management LP purchased a new stake in Sangamo BioSciences during the second quarter worth approximately $164,000. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC boosted its stake in Sangamo BioSciences by 88.5% in the second quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 29,556 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $172,000 after buying an additional 13,878 shares in the last quarter. Finally, HighTower Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Sangamo BioSciences by 1.3% in the third quarter. HighTower Advisors LLC now owns 31,005 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $144,000 after buying an additional 400 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 62.24% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Sangamo BioSciences (NASDAQ:SGMO) opened at 3.20 on Monday. The firm’s market cap is $225.99 million. Sangamo BioSciences has a 12 month low of $3.10 and a 12 month high of $9.91. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $3.84 and a 200 day moving average price of $5.04.

Sangamo BioSciences (NASDAQ:SGMO) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 26th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.27) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.25) by $0.02. Sangamo BioSciences had a negative return on equity of 45.02% and a negative net margin of 388.23%. The firm had revenue of $2.82 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.24 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted ($0.13) EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 67.1% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts expect that Sangamo BioSciences will post ($1.14) EPS for the current year.

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Sangamo BioSciences Company Profile

Sangamo Biosciences Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on research, development and commercialization of engineered deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)-binding proteins for therapeutic genome editing and gene regulation. It is engaged in developing zinc finger DNA-binding proteins (ZFP) therapeutics.

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