Point72 Asset Management L.P. Acquires Shares of 1,527,229 Nightstar Therapeutics PLC (NITE)

Point72 Asset Management L.P. acquired a new stake in Nightstar Therapeutics PLC (NASDAQ:NITE) in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 1,527,229 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $31,201,000. Point72 Asset Management L.P. owned 5.43% of Nightstar Therapeutics as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in NITE. Redmile Group LLC raised its position in Nightstar Therapeutics by 16.5% during the 3rd quarter. Redmile Group LLC now owns 2,080,846 shares of the company’s stock valued at $42,512,000 after purchasing an additional 295,400 shares during the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC bought a new position in Nightstar Therapeutics during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $1,669,000. Citadel Advisors LLC bought a new position in Nightstar Therapeutics during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $1,368,000. Tekla Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Nightstar Therapeutics during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $3,065,000. Finally, Monashee Investment Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Nightstar Therapeutics during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $1,430,000. 37.84% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

NITE stock opened at $11.64 on Friday. Nightstar Therapeutics PLC has a fifty-two week low of $9.59 and a fifty-two week high of $29.55.

Nightstar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NITE) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, November 13th. The company reported ($0.27) earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.40) by $0.13. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Nightstar Therapeutics PLC will post -1.38 earnings per share for the current year.

NITE has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated coverage on Nightstar Therapeutics in a report on Thursday, October 11th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $36.00 target price on the stock. BMO Capital Markets set a $41.00 target price on Nightstar Therapeutics and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, September 24th. Janney Montgomery Scott initiated coverage on Nightstar Therapeutics in a report on Wednesday, August 22nd. They set a “buy” rating and a $34.00 target price on the stock. Leerink Swann upped their target price on Nightstar Therapeutics from $30.00 to $35.00 and gave the stock a “positive” rating in a report on Monday, September 24th. Finally, Mizuho upped their target price on Nightstar Therapeutics to $24.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 4th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $32.00.

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About Nightstar Therapeutics

Nightstar Therapeutics plc, a clinical-stage gene therapy company, focuses on developing and commercializing novel one-time treatments for patients suffering from rare inherited retinal diseases in the United Kingdom. The company's lead product candidate is NSR-REP1, a candidate that is in phase 3 clinical development for the treatment of patients with choroideremia.

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