Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ:RARE) Director Sells $1,117,575.00 in Stock


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Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ:RARE) Director William Aliski sold 7,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $149.01, for a total transaction of $1,117,575.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 73,204 shares in the company, valued at $10,908,128.04. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Shares of NASDAQ RARE traded down $3.74 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $140.95. 23,296 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 478,201. The stock has a 50 day simple moving average of $145.83 and a 200-day simple moving average of $116.02. Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. has a 1-year low of $31.99 and a 1-year high of $179.65. The firm has a market cap of $9.44 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -32.96 and a beta of 2.19.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Swiss National Bank lifted its holdings in shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical by 1.2% during the fourth quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 130,152 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $18,017,000 after purchasing an additional 1,500 shares during the period. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical by 8.7% during the third quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 65,335 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $5,370,000 after purchasing an additional 5,237 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical by 14.3% during the third quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 13,553 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $1,114,000 after purchasing an additional 1,695 shares during the period. Great Lakes Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical during the fourth quarter worth $19,420,000. Finally, Wetherby Asset Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical during the third quarter worth $390,000.

Several brokerages have commented on RARE. Bank of America lowered shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and increased their price target for the company from $104.00 to $126.00 in a research note on Thursday, November 12th. Robert W. Baird increased their price target on shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical from $110.00 to $165.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, January 11th. SVB Leerink increased their price target on shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical from $115.00 to $178.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 16th. Morgan Stanley increased their price target on shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical from $89.00 to $91.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 28th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity increased their price objective on Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical from $92.00 to $105.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 29th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $126.44.

Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Company Profile

Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc, a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the identification, acquisition, development, and commercialization of novel products for the treatment of rare and ultra-rare genetic diseases in the United States. Its biologic products include Crysvita (burosumab), an antibody targeting fibroblast growth factor 23 for the treatment of X-linked hypophosphatemia; and Mepsevii, an enzyme replacement therapy for the treatment of children and adults with Mucopolysaccharidosis VII.

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