Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC cut its stake in shares of Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRPT) by 1.5% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 14,437 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock after selling 222 shares during the period. Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC’s holdings in Sarepta Therapeutics were worth $487,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Prentiss Smith & Co. Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Sarepta Therapeutics by 772.2% in the second quarter. Prentiss Smith & Co. Inc. now owns 3,576 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $121,000 after buying an additional 3,166 shares during the period. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Sarepta Therapeutics during the first quarter valued at $127,000. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Sarepta Therapeutics by 150.1% in the first quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 4,666 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $138,000 after buying an additional 2,800 shares during the period. Edge Wealth Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Sarepta Therapeutics during the second quarter valued at $175,000. Finally, Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd purchased a new stake in shares of Sarepta Therapeutics during the first quarter valued at $209,000. 64.58% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ SRPT) opened at 37.02 on Friday. Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. has a 52-week low of $24.31 and a 52-week high of $63.73. The company has a 50-day moving average of $36.95 and a 200-day moving average of $32.78. The stock’s market capitalization is $2.38 billion.

Sarepta Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SRPT) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July 19th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.46) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.92) by $0.46. The company had revenue of $35.01 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $22.52 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned ($1.19) earnings per share. Sarepta Therapeutics’s quarterly revenue was up 350000.0% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts expect that Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. will post ($1.16) EPS for the current year.

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Several analysts recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of Sarepta Therapeutics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. William Blair reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of Sarepta Therapeutics in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Sarepta Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and issued a $31.00 target price on shares of Sarepta Therapeutics in a report on Friday, June 30th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a $50.00 target price on shares of Sarepta Therapeutics in a report on Thursday, July 20th. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, fifteen have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $61.28.

In other Sarepta Therapeutics news, SVP Alexander Cumbo sold 5,918 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, July 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.00, for a total value of $242,638.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 22,793 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $934,513. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, CEO Douglas S. Ingram bought 47,058 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, July 27th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $42.50 per share, for a total transaction of $1,999,965.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 382,058 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $16,237,465. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders sold 78,056 shares of company stock worth $3,224,208 over the last ninety days. 9.60% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

About Sarepta Therapeutics

Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on the discovery and development of ribose nucleic acid (RNA)-targeted therapeutics for the treatment of rare neuromuscular diseases. It operates through discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering therapies to patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

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