Fate Therapeutics Inc (FATE) CEO J Scott Wolchko Sells 8,541 Shares

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Fate Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:FATE) CEO J Scott Wolchko sold 8,541 shares of Fate Therapeutics stock in a transaction on Wednesday, April 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.17, for a total transaction of $138,107.97. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 375,973 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,079,483.41. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

J Scott Wolchko also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Thursday, March 21st, J Scott Wolchko sold 20,000 shares of Fate Therapeutics stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $17.61, for a total transaction of $352,200.00.

Shares of Fate Therapeutics stock opened at $16.02 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.04 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -13.46 and a beta of 2.05. Fate Therapeutics Inc has a 12-month low of $8.35 and a 12-month high of $19.11. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08, a quick ratio of 7.53 and a current ratio of 7.53.

Fate Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FATE) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, March 5th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.25) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.24) by ($0.01). Fate Therapeutics had a negative return on equity of 59.04% and a negative net margin of 1,405.06%. Research analysts expect that Fate Therapeutics Inc will post -1.05 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

FATE has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. BidaskClub cut shares of Fate Therapeutics from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 19th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Fate Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, January 7th. Stephens cut shares of Fate Therapeutics from an “overweight” rating to an “equal” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 3rd. Wedbush lifted their target price on shares of Fate Therapeutics from $19.00 to $21.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, February 11th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co lifted their target price on shares of Fate Therapeutics from $18.00 to $24.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 6th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $19.63.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in FATE. BlackRock Inc. grew its holdings in Fate Therapeutics by 45.0% in the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 5,031,783 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $64,557,000 after acquiring an additional 1,562,252 shares during the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. grew its holdings in Fate Therapeutics by 150.1% in the 4th quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 1,318,860 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $16,921,000 after acquiring an additional 791,540 shares during the last quarter. Millennium Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Fate Therapeutics by 269.0% during the 4th quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 587,640 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $7,539,000 after purchasing an additional 428,399 shares in the last quarter. Aquilo Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Fate Therapeutics by 69.7% during the 3rd quarter. Aquilo Capital Management LLC now owns 984,596 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $16,039,000 after purchasing an additional 404,367 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc boosted its stake in shares of Fate Therapeutics by 12.7% during the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 2,448,279 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $39,882,000 after purchasing an additional 275,828 shares in the last quarter. 91.71% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Fate Therapeutics Company Profile

Fate Therapeutics, Inc, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, develops programmed cellular immunotherapies for cancer and immune disorders worldwide. Its immuno-oncology product candidates include FATE-NK100, a natural killer (NK) cell cancer immunotherapy comprising adaptive memory NK cells; FT500, an induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived NK cell product candidate for the treatment of advanced solid tumors; FT516, an iPSC-derived non-cleavable CD16 engineered NK cell product candidate to treat hematologic malignancies and solid tumors; and FT596, a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy for patients with hematologic malignancies.

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