Sangamo Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:SGMO) Stock Price Up as Sentiment Increases

The biggest institutional shareholders in Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. include Wasatch Advisors Inc. which owns 7 million shares in the company valued at $60.99 million. As per Thursday, August 4, the company rating was downgraded by Janney Capital. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 23,991 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $250,466.04. IL now owns 12,100 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock worth $106,000 after purchasing an additional 500 shares during the period.

A pretty useful way to understand how institutional investors view a certain stock's value is by taking a look at a public company's institutional holdings - especially current active positions.

Ecor1 Capital Llc holds 4.01% of its portfolio in Sangamo Therapeutics Inc for 2.57 million shares. Finally, Geode Capital Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Sangamo Therapeutics by 3.1% in the 1st quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors raised its position in Sangamo BioSciences by 5.7% in the third quarter. KAYNE ANDERSON CAPITAL ADVISORS LP had sold 17.25 million shares worth $668.96 million on Wednesday, May 24. Principal Financial Group Inc. increased its holdings in Sangamo Therapeutics by 6.8% in the second quarter. During last 3 month period, 0.66% of total institutional ownership has changed in the company shares.

Within those holders, 81 of them increased their positions - representing 14,460,939 shares of Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. The company has market cap of $1.03 billion.

In other Sangamo Therapeutics news, Director William R. Ringo sold 31,000 shares of Sangamo Therapeutics stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 20th.

Now insiders hold 1,841,586 shares in the business which makes up 2.21% of shares.

The most recent insider trade was by a Officer named HERBERTS CURT A. III, and it was an direct of 15000 shares - leaving the insider with 15833 shares after the transaction. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Last trading transaction put the stock price at $12.30. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

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Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. has a beta of 4.02, offering the possibility of a higher rate of return, but also posing more risk. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02, a quick ratio of 6.14 and a current ratio of 6.14. ValuEngine raised Sangamo Therapeutics from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th. Currently, 149.64 million total shares are owned by the public and among those 146.94 million shares have been available to trade. The firm had revenue of $8.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.82 million. Sangamo BioSciences had a negative net margin of 388.23% and a negative return on equity of 45.02%. Sangamo Therapeutics's quarterly revenue was up 124.3% on a year-over-year basis.

Shares of Sangamo Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SGMO) soared 2.93% or 0.35 to reach at $12.3 during previous trading session.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on the stock. 0 have given the stock a Hold rating, 0 as Underperform and 0 as Sell. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $8.00 price objective on shares of Sangamo Therapeutics and gave the company a "hold" rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. The stock of Sangamo Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:SGMO) earned "Overweight" rating by JP Morgan on Saturday, August 8. The stock of Sangamo Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:SGMO) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, October 13 by Jefferies.

Among 9 analysts covering Sangamo Biosciences (NASDAQ:SGMO), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. The stock has an average rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $14.40. Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. has 83.61 million shares outstanding, and in the last trade has seen ATR around 0.8. The Company is focused on research, development and commercialization of engineered deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)-binding proteins for therapeutic genome editing and gene regulation.

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