Shares of Blue Apron Holdings Inc (NYSE:APRN) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the nineteen ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $6.29.

APRN has been the subject of several analyst reports. Needham & Company LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $5.00 price objective (down from $6.50) on shares of Blue Apron in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Canaccord Genuity cut their target price on Blue Apron from $11.00 to $10.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Gabelli initiated coverage on Blue Apron in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. They set a “buy” rating and a $6.00 target price for the company. Barclays raised Blue Apron from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and increased their target price for the stock from $3.00 to $4.00 in a research note on Monday, December 4th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and set a $6.00 target price on shares of Blue Apron in a research note on Friday, November 3rd.

Blue Apron (NYSE APRN) traded up $0.08 on Friday, reaching $3.34. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,143,999 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,161,604. The company has a quick ratio of 2.73, a current ratio of 3.15 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48. Blue Apron has a 12-month low of $2.94 and a 12-month high of $11.00.

In related news, major shareholder First Round Capital Iv Partner sold 65,728 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.03, for a total value of $199,155.84. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, SVP Timothy J. Smith purchased 25,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 11th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $3.89 per share, for a total transaction of $97,250.00. Following the acquisition, the senior vice president now owns 28,386 shares in the company, valued at $110,421.54. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have bought 245,000 shares of company stock valued at $959,450 and have sold 472,377 shares valued at $1,442,871.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in APRN. FMR LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Blue Apron in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $42,090,000. River & Mercantile Asset Management LLP grew its holdings in shares of Blue Apron by 113.9% in the 4th quarter. River & Mercantile Asset Management LLP now owns 2,222,005 shares of the company’s stock worth $8,966,000 after acquiring an additional 1,183,136 shares during the period. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Blue Apron in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $6,239,000. Vanguard Group Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Blue Apron in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $4,892,000. Finally, Westpac Banking Corp grew its holdings in shares of Blue Apron by 170.2% in the 4th quarter. Westpac Banking Corp now owns 576,324 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,323,000 after acquiring an additional 363,044 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 58.74% of the company’s stock.

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About Blue Apron

Blue Apron Holdings, Inc is a holding company. The Company is focused on providing recipes and fresh ingredients for making home cooking accessible. The Company offers under a novel business model in which it source, process, store and package meal ingredients and ship them directly to consumers. The Company’s core products include Meals and Wine.

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