Audentes Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:BOLD) major shareholder Orbimed Advisors Llc sold 5,000 shares of Audentes Therapeutics stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $22.35, for a total value of $111,750.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Major shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Shares of Audentes Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:BOLD) opened at 24.30 on Thursday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $24.32 and a 200 day moving average of $18.10. Audentes Therapeutics, Inc. has a 1-year low of $13.13 and a 1-year high of $24.87. The stock’s market capitalization is $675.15 million.

Audentes Therapeutics (NASDAQ:BOLD) last released its earnings results on Thursday, August 10th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.87) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.77) by ($0.10). On average, equities analysts anticipate that Audentes Therapeutics, Inc. will post ($3.53) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. California State Teachers Retirement System lifted its stake in Audentes Therapeutics by 128.8% during the second quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 27,000 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $517,000 after purchasing an additional 15,200 shares during the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lifted its stake in Audentes Therapeutics by 1,086.0% during the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 13,580 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $260,000 after purchasing an additional 12,435 shares during the last quarter. Redmile Group LLC lifted its stake in Audentes Therapeutics by 77.8% during the second quarter. Redmile Group LLC now owns 1,459,616 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $27,922,000 after purchasing an additional 638,780 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp lifted its stake in Audentes Therapeutics by 231.6% during the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 221,276 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $4,234,000 after purchasing an additional 154,544 shares during the last quarter. Finally, OxFORD Asset Management LLP acquired a new stake in Audentes Therapeutics during the second quarter valued at approximately $428,000. 77.01% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Several brokerages recently issued reports on BOLD. ValuEngine upgraded Audentes Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. Evercore ISI began coverage on shares of Audentes Therapeutics in a research note on Wednesday, August 16th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $23.00 target price for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Audentes Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, August 14th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $22.40.

About Audentes Therapeutics

Audentes Therapeutics, Inc is an early-stage biotechnology company. The Company is focused on developing and commercializing gene therapy products for patients suffering from serious, life-threatening rare diseases caused by single gene defects. The Company has a portfolio of product candidates, including AT132 for the treatment of X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy (XLMTM); AT342 for the treatment of Crigler-Najjar Syndrome (Crigler-Najjar); AT982 for the treatment of Pompe disease, and AT307 for the treatment of the CASQ2 subtype of Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia (CASQ2-CPVT).

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