AnaptysBio, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANAB) shares reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $31.44 and last traded at $31.44, with a volume of 531,672 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $30.56.

ANAB has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised AnaptysBio from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, May 29th. Robert W. Baird initiated coverage on AnaptysBio in a report on Monday, July 10th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $36.00 price target for the company. Finally, Credit Suisse Group lifted their price target on AnaptysBio from $34.00 to $38.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, August 25th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $36.00.

The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $24.56 and its 200-day moving average price is $25.08. The firm’s market capitalization is $647.69 million.

AnaptysBio (NASDAQ:ANAB) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 10th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.13) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.42) by $0.29. The company had revenue of $7 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.45 million. Equities analysts predict that AnaptysBio, Inc. will post ($1.96) EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, major shareholder Holdings A/S Novo sold 70,706 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $23.31, for a total transaction of $1,648,156.86. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 3,009,949 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $70,161,911.19. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, major shareholder Ventures Vii L. P. Avalon sold 37,040 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, July 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.35, for a total value of $901,924.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 1,133,940 shares of company stock valued at $24,223,316.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. DAFNA Capital Management LLC increased its position in AnaptysBio by 22.2% during the 2nd quarter. DAFNA Capital Management LLC now owns 5,500 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $132,000 after buying an additional 1,000 shares in the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its position in AnaptysBio by 23.4% during the 2nd quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 9,520 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $228,000 after buying an additional 1,807 shares in the last quarter. Bank of America Corp DE bought a new position in AnaptysBio during the 1st quarter valued at approximately $123,000. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC increased its position in AnaptysBio by 69.2% during the 2nd quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 13,844 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $331,000 after buying an additional 5,663 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its position in AnaptysBio by 46.8% during the 2nd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 19,744 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $473,000 after buying an additional 6,297 shares in the last quarter. 71.35% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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About AnaptysBio

AnaptysBio, Inc is a United States-based biotechnology company. The Company is engaged in developing antibody product candidates focused on unmet medical needs in inflammation and immuno-oncology. The Company develops its product candidates using its antibody discovery technology platform, which is designed to replicate, in vitro, the natural process of antibody generation.

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