Compugen (NASDAQ:CGEN) issued its earnings results on Monday. The biotechnology company reported ($0.14) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.17) by $0.03, Morningstar.com reports.
Shares of Compugen stock opened at $3.34 on Wednesday. The company has a market cap of $178.50 million, a P/E ratio of -8.15 and a beta of 2.43. Compugen has a twelve month low of $2.00 and a twelve month high of $4.31.
CGEN has been the topic of several analyst reports. Oppenheimer set a $9.00 target price on shares of Compugen and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 26th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Compugen from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $4.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, March 1st.
A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of CGEN. Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its position in Compugen by 8.2% during the third quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 265,100 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $1,021,000 after purchasing an additional 20,200 shares during the period. Jane Street Group LLC bought a new position in Compugen during the third quarter valued at approximately $128,000. Morgan Stanley lifted its position in Compugen by 2.8% during the third quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 998,173 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $3,843,000 after purchasing an additional 27,240 shares during the period. Taylor Frigon Capital Management LLC lifted its position in Compugen by 17.2% during the fourth quarter. Taylor Frigon Capital Management LLC now owns 690,262 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $1,498,000 after purchasing an additional 101,212 shares during the period. Finally, Defender Capital LLC. bought a new position in Compugen during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $630,000. Institutional investors own 25.43% of the company’s stock.
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Compugen Ltd., a therapeutic discovery company, engages in the research, development, and commercialization of therapeutic and product candidates in Israel and Europe. The company's therapeutic pipeline consists of immuno-oncology programs against novel drug targets in the areas of unmet medical needs in various cancer types and patient populations.
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