SunTrust Banks, Inc. Reiterates “Buy” Rating for Sage Therapeutics, Inc. (SAGE)

Sage Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAGE)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by research analysts at SunTrust Banks, Inc. in a research report issued on Wednesday. They presently have a $82.00 price objective on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock, down from their prior price objective of $95.00. SunTrust Banks, Inc.’s price objective indicates a potential upside of 26.52% from the company’s current price. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Sage Therapeutics’ Q4 2017 earnings at ($1.54) EPS, FY2017 earnings at ($6.63) EPS, FY2018 earnings at ($5.62) EPS, FY2019 earnings at ($4.63) EPS, FY2020 earnings at ($3.04) EPS and FY2021 earnings at ($0.10) EPS.

Other analysts have also issued research reports about the stock. BidaskClub lowered shares of Sage Therapeutics from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $82.00 price target on shares of Sage Therapeutics in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $90.00 price target on shares of Sage Therapeutics in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Canaccord Genuity set a $110.00 price target on shares of Sage Therapeutics and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 5th. Finally, Cowen and Company reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $100.00 price target on shares of Sage Therapeutics in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $84.25.

Sage Therapeutics (NASDAQ SAGE) opened at 64.81 on Wednesday. The company’s market cap is $2.43 billion. Sage Therapeutics has a 1-year low of $38.30 and a 1-year high of $90.80. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $81.85 and a 200-day moving average of $74.87.

Sage Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SAGE) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.88) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($1.63) by ($0.25). During the same period last year, the business posted ($1.08) EPS. On average, equities research analysts predict that Sage Therapeutics will post ($7.38) earnings per share for the current year.

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Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in shares of Sage Therapeutics by 10,082.5% during the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 2,863,124 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $203,482,000 after acquiring an additional 2,835,006 shares during the last quarter. MARSHALL WACE ASIA Ltd bought a new position in shares of Sage Therapeutics during the first quarter valued at $35,493,000. Marshall Wace North America L.P. bought a new position in shares of Sage Therapeutics during the first quarter valued at $35,493,000. Point72 Asset Management L.P. raised its stake in shares of Sage Therapeutics by 512.9% during the first quarter. Point72 Asset Management L.P. now owns 395,300 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $28,094,000 after acquiring an additional 330,800 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Sage Therapeutics by 10.8% during the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 2,691,275 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $191,269,000 after acquiring an additional 261,759 shares during the last quarter.

Sage Therapeutics Company Profile

SAGE Therapeutics, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in developing and commercializing medicines to treat central nervous system (CNS) disorders. The Company’s lead product candidate, SAGE-547 is an intravenous formulation of allopregnanolone, a neurosteroid that acts as a synaptic and extrasynaptic modulator of the Gamma-Amino Butyric Acid-A (GABAA) receptor.

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