Natera, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTRA) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The medical research company reported ($0.52) EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.52), Briefing.com reports. Natera had a negative net margin of 60.89% and a negative return on equity of 101.63%. The firm had revenue of $53.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $50.57 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned ($0.46) EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.1% compared to the same quarter last year.

Natera (NASDAQ NTRA) traded up 26.84% during trading on Wednesday, hitting $10.35. 1,117,886 shares of the company were exchanged. The company’s market capitalization is $547.33 million. Natera has a 12 month low of $7.35 and a 12 month high of $12.95. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $10.15 and its 200-day moving average is $9.55.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Russell Investments Group Ltd. acquired a new position in Natera during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $130,000. American International Group Inc. raised its position in Natera by 7.1% in the first quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 16,065 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $142,000 after buying an additional 1,068 shares during the last quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA raised its position in Natera by 1.2% in the first quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA now owns 16,118 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $143,000 after buying an additional 194 shares during the last quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. acquired a new position in Natera during the second quarter valued at approximately $151,000. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. raised its position in Natera by 45.3% in the first quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 17,386 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $154,000 after buying an additional 5,417 shares during the last quarter. 59.74% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of Natera from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Morgan Stanley dropped their price target on shares of Natera from $18.00 to $13.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Monday. ValuEngine cut shares of Natera from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Canaccord Genuity lifted their price target on shares of Natera from $14.00 to $16.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 10th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Natera from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 11th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $14.80.

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