Wave Life Sciences (WVE) Price Target Cut to $62.00 by Analysts at Leerink Swann

Wave Life Sciences (NASDAQ:WVE) had its target price trimmed by Leerink Swann from $64.00 to $62.00 in a research report report published on Tuesday morning. The brokerage currently has an outperform rating on the stock. Leerink Swann also issued estimates for Wave Life Sciences’ Q1 2018 earnings at ($0.86) EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at ($0.89) EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at ($0.92) EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.95) EPS, FY2018 earnings at ($3.62) EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at ($0.62) EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at ($0.65) EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at ($0.68) EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at ($0.72) EPS, FY2019 earnings at ($2.79) EPS, FY2020 earnings at ($2.28) EPS and FY2021 earnings at ($5.94) EPS.

Other research analysts have also recently issued research reports about the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Wave Life Sciences from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Saturday, January 13th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Wave Life Sciences from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Tuesday, February 13th. SunTrust Banks upped their price target on shares of Wave Life Sciences to $60.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Friday, March 9th. Mizuho set a $34.00 price target on shares of Wave Life Sciences and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Tuesday, February 20th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded shares of Wave Life Sciences from a d+ rating to a c- rating in a report on Friday, January 5th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $47.20.

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Shares of Wave Life Sciences (WVE) opened at $41.50 on Tuesday. Wave Life Sciences has a 12 month low of $15.15 and a 12 month high of $55.95. The company has a quick ratio of 11.50, a current ratio of 7.67 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02. The company has a market cap of $1,120.00 and a P/E ratio of -10.81.

In related news, insider Michael A. Panzara sold 511 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, February 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.10, for a total transaction of $26,623.10. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Chandra Vargeese sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.00, for a total transaction of $80,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 24,466 shares of company stock valued at $1,321,808 in the last 90 days. 53.00% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in WVE. Point72 Asset Management L.P. acquired a new position in Wave Life Sciences during the third quarter worth $13,679,000. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in Wave Life Sciences by 60.0% during the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 934,733 shares of the company’s stock worth $32,810,000 after purchasing an additional 350,570 shares during the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. acquired a new position in Wave Life Sciences during the third quarter worth $2,634,000. Artal Group S.A. acquired a new position in Wave Life Sciences during the fourth quarter worth $3,232,000. Finally, Bailard Inc. acquired a new position in Wave Life Sciences during the fourth quarter worth $2,773,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 79.66% of the company’s stock.

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Wave Life Sciences Company Profile

WAVE Life Sciences Ltd. is a genetic medicines company. The Company, through its synthetic chemistry drug development platform, designs, develops and commercializes a pipeline of nucleic acid therapeutic candidates for genetically defined diseases. The Company is engaged in developing oligonucleotides that target genetic defects to either reduce the expression of disease-promoting proteins or transform the production of dysfunctional mutant proteins into the production of functional proteins.

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