Crispr Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CRSP) was upgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday, BidAskClub reports.

Other analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. Oppenheimer assumed coverage on Crispr Therapeutics in a research report on Monday, July 27th. They set a "buy" rating and a $105.00 price target for the company. Citigroup reaffirmed a "sell" rating on shares of Crispr Therapeutics in a research report on Wednesday, August 5th. Wells Fargo & Co lifted their price target on Crispr Therapeutics from $95.00 to $110.00 and gave the stock an "overweight" rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 28th. William Blair reaffirmed a "buy" rating on shares of Crispr Therapeutics in a research report on Tuesday, July 28th. Finally, Piper Sandler reissued an "overweight" rating and issued a $104.00 price objective on shares of Crispr Therapeutics in a report on Friday, June 19th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company. Crispr Therapeutics currently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $90.93.

Crispr Therapeutics stock opened at $93.42 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.37 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 203.09 and a beta of 2.35. Crispr Therapeutics has a 1-year low of $32.30 and a 1-year high of $105.12. The business has a fifty day moving average price of $90.56 and a 200-day moving average price of $65.14.

Crispr Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CRSP) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 27th. The company reported ($1.30) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.95) by ($0.35). Crispr Therapeutics had a return on equity of 2.35% and a net margin of 6.77%. The firm had revenue of $0.04 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $19.77 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted ($1.01) EPS. The business's revenue was down 86.2% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, equities research analysts forecast that Crispr Therapeutics will post -4.74 EPS for the current year.

In related news, VP Tony W. Ho sold 7,158 shares of Crispr Therapeutics stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $75.04, for a total value of $537,136.32. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 40,676 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,052,327.04. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Bradley J. Phd Bolzon sold 20,000 shares of Crispr Therapeutics stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $73.93, for a total value of $1,478,600.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 187,246 shares of company stock valued at $14,605,668. 17.10% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of CRSP. Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc. increased its stake in Crispr Therapeutics by 23.5% during the 1st quarter. Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 3,766,541 shares of the company's stock worth $159,739,000 after buying an additional 716,988 shares in the last quarter. Morgan Stanley increased its stake in Crispr Therapeutics by 233.6% during the 1st quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 851,519 shares of the company's stock worth $36,113,000 after buying an additional 596,255 shares in the last quarter. TimesSquare Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in Crispr Therapeutics during the 1st quarter worth approximately $15,410,000. Avidity Partners Management LP purchased a new stake in Crispr Therapeutics during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $20,158,000. Finally, Casdin Capital LLC purchased a new stake in Crispr Therapeutics during the 1st quarter worth approximately $11,299,000. Institutional investors own 55.29% of the company's stock.

About Crispr Therapeutics

CRISPR Therapeutics AG, a gene editing company, focuses on developing transformative gene-based medicines for the treatment of serious human diseases using its regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats associated protein-9 (CRISPR/Cas9) gene-editing platform in Switzerland. Its lead product candidate is CTX001, an ex vivo CRISPR gene-edited therapy for treating patients suffering from dependent beta thalassemia or severe sickle cell disease in which a patient's hematopoietic stem cells are engineered to produce high levels of fetal hemoglobin in red blood cells.

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