MacroGenics (NASDAQ:MGNX) was downgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday.

A number of other equities analysts also recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of MacroGenics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of MacroGenics from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Raymond James Financial reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of MacroGenics in a research note on Monday, December 11th. Cowen reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of MacroGenics in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, Citigroup raised their target price on shares of MacroGenics from $18.00 to $22.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. MacroGenics currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $30.10.

MacroGenics (NASDAQ MGNX) traded down $0.23 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $19.45. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 126,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 147,057. The company has a market cap of $713.62, a PE ratio of -4.33 and a beta of 2.73. MacroGenics has a 52-week low of $14.36 and a 52-week high of $22.31.

MacroGenics (NASDAQ:MGNX) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.28) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($1.09) by ($0.19). The firm had revenue of $1.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.50 million. MacroGenics had a negative return on equity of 69.31% and a negative net margin of 1,526.55%. MacroGenics’s revenue for the quarter was down 48.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted ($0.97) EPS. research analysts anticipate that MacroGenics will post -0.7 earnings per share for the current year.

In other MacroGenics news, SVP Jon Marc Wigginton sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.00, for a total transaction of $100,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 35,000 shares in the company, valued at $700,000. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Company insiders own 8.30% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in MGNX. Russell Investments Group Ltd. bought a new position in MacroGenics in the second quarter valued at approximately $133,000. Legal & General Group Plc increased its stake in MacroGenics by 4.3% in the second quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 7,925 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $138,000 after acquiring an additional 328 shares during the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC increased its stake in MacroGenics by 92.2% in the second quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 10,812 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $189,000 after acquiring an additional 5,187 shares during the last quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC bought a new position in MacroGenics in the second quarter valued at approximately $203,000. Finally, Virtu KCG Holdings LLC bought a new position in MacroGenics in the second quarter valued at approximately $232,000. 85.77% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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About MacroGenics

MacroGenics, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing monoclonal antibody-based therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, as well as various autoimmune disorders and infectious diseases. The Company develops therapeutic product candidates using its antibody-based technology platforms and also in collaboration with other biopharmaceutical companies.

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