Shell Asset Management Co. Buys Shares of 6,920 Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc (AGIO)
Shell Asset Management Co. bought a new position in Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AGIO) during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 6,920 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock, valued at approximately $534,000.
Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in AGIO. Rockefeller Capital Management L.P. acquired a new position in shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $134,000. Tiverton Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $142,000. Strs Ohio acquired a new position in shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $179,000. MML Investors Services LLC acquired a new position in shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $255,000. Finally, Piedmont Investment Advisors Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals by 342,300.0% in the 3rd quarter. Piedmont Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 3,424 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $264,000 after acquiring an additional 3,423 shares in the last quarter. 95.33% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
AGIO stock opened at $53.17 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.27 billion, a PE ratio of -7.88 and a beta of 2.18. Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc has a twelve month low of $51.37 and a twelve month high of $99.82.
AGIO has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. BidaskClub downgraded Agios Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, October 6th. Cowen reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals in a report on Friday, November 2nd. Oppenheimer reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals in a report on Thursday, November 1st. Cann reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals in a report on Friday, November 16th. Finally, Leerink Swann started coverage on Agios Pharmaceuticals in a report on Monday, September 24th. They set a “market perform” rating and a $80.00 price objective on the stock. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $96.27.
In other news, Director John Maraganore sold 13,555 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $72.75, for a total value of $986,126.25. Following the transaction, the director now owns 38,609 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,808,804.75. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Scott Biller sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, November 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $69.69, for a total value of $209,070.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 53,932 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,758,521.08. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 19,555 shares of company stock worth $1,404,566. 3.02% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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Agios Pharmaceuticals Profile
Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc, a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the discovery and development of medicines for the treatment of cancer and rare genetic metabolic disorders in the United States. It is developing IDHIFA, a potent inhibitor of the mutated isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) 2 protein that is in Phase I/II clinical trials for patients with advanced hematologic malignancies with an IDH 2 mutation; Phase III clinical trial for patients with IDH2 mutant-positive acute myeloid leukemia (AML); Phase Ib frontline combination trial for patients with newly diagnosed AML with an IDH2 or IDH1 mutation; and Phase I/II frontline combination trial for patients with newly diagnosed AML.
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