BidaskClub Upgrades BeiGene (BGNE) to “Strong-Buy”

BidaskClub upgraded shares of BeiGene (NASDAQ:BGNE) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report report published on Wednesday, March 21st.

A number of other analysts also recently issued reports on BGNE. Maxim Group set a $120.00 price objective on shares of BeiGene and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Monday, December 11th. Cowen reiterated a buy rating on shares of BeiGene in a report on Monday, December 11th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of BeiGene from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of BeiGene from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Monday, January 8th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Buy and an average target price of $151.83.

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Shares of NASDAQ BGNE traded down $0.29 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $171.53. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 322,480 shares, compared to its average volume of 400,408. The company has a quick ratio of 6.02, a current ratio of 6.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23. BeiGene has a fifty-two week low of $34.36 and a fifty-two week high of $182.79. The company has a market capitalization of $9,322.45, a PE ratio of -76.92 and a beta of 0.23.

BeiGene (NASDAQ:BGNE) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 28th. The company reported ($2.19) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($1.79) by ($0.40). The firm had revenue of $18.17 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $23.00 million. sell-side analysts expect that BeiGene will post -7.69 EPS for the current year.

In related news, EVP Ji Li sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $146.88, for a total transaction of $1,468,800.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 10,000 shares in the company, valued at $1,468,800. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director Bros. Advisors Lp Baker acquired 1,980,198 shares of BeiGene stock in a transaction on Thursday, January 18th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $101.00 per share, with a total value of $199,999,998.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 194,210 shares of company stock worth $29,041,676. 19.90% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Quantbot Technologies LP bought a new position in BeiGene during the third quarter worth $160,000. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC bought a new position in BeiGene during the fourth quarter worth $182,000. Comerica Bank bought a new position in BeiGene during the fourth quarter worth $246,000. Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky bought a new position in BeiGene during the third quarter worth $248,000. Finally, Mackenzie Financial Corp bought a new position in BeiGene during the fourth quarter worth $250,000. 51.47% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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BeiGene Company Profile

BeiGene, Ltd., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, develops and commercializes molecularly-targeted and immuno-oncology drugs for the treatment of cancer. Its commercial products include ABRAXANE, a solvent-free chemotherapy product for the treatment of breast, non-small cell lung, pancreatic, and gastric cancer; REVLIMID, an oral immunomodulatory drug for the treatment of multiple myeloma in combination with dexamethasone; and VIDAZA, a pyrimidine nucleoside analog for the treatment of intermediate-2 and high-risk myelodysplastic syndromes, chronic myelomonocyte leukemia, and acute myeloid leukemia with 20% to 30% blasts and multi-lineage dysplasia.

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