Cowen & Co. Maintains a Hold Rating on Axovant Gene Therapies (AXGT)

By Ryan Adsit

In a report released today, Ritu Baral from Cowen & Co. maintained a Hold rating on Axovant Gene Therapies (AXGTResearch Report). The company’s shares opened today at $6.43, close to its 52-week low of $3.81.

According to TipRanks.com, Baral is a top 100 analyst with an average return of 25.9% and a 51.0% success rate. Baral covers the Healthcare sector, focusing on stocks such as Milestone Pharmaceuticals Inc, Madrigal Pharmaceuticals Inc, and ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Axovant Gene Therapies is a Moderate Buy with an average price target of $28.50.

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Based on Axovant Gene Therapies’ latest earnings release for the quarter ending March 31, the company reported a quarterly GAAP net loss of $9.05 million. In comparison, last year the company had a GAAP net loss of $51.89 million.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 19 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is positive on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders buying their shares of AXGT in relation to earlier this year.

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Axovant Gene Therapies Ltd. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, which engages in the acquisition, development, and commercialization of gene therapies for neurological diseases. Its product pipeline focus on Parkinson’s Disease, GM1 gangliosidosis, and GM2 gangliosidosis such as Tay-Sachs disease and Sandhoff disease.