Two Sigma Investments LP bought a new position in shares of CRISPR Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CRSP) during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm bought 45,974 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,079,000. Two Sigma Investments LP owned approximately 0.10% of CRISPR Therapeutics as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of CRSP. Creative Planning acquired a new stake in shares of CRISPR Therapeutics during the 4th quarter worth about $243,000. Vanguard Group Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of CRISPR Therapeutics during the 2nd quarter worth about $273,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp acquired a new stake in shares of CRISPR Therapeutics during the 3rd quarter worth about $288,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its position in shares of CRISPR Therapeutics by 129.8% during the 3rd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 18,352 shares of the company’s stock worth $328,000 after acquiring an additional 10,365 shares in the last quarter. Finally, New York State Common Retirement Fund acquired a new position in CRISPR Therapeutics during the third quarter worth approximately $344,000. 26.50% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Several research analysts have commented on the company. Piper Jaffray reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $22.75 price target (down previously from $39.00) on shares of CRISPR Therapeutics in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. ValuEngine raised CRISPR Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Oppenheimer reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of CRISPR Therapeutics in a research report on Thursday, December 21st. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 price target on shares of CRISPR Therapeutics in a research report on Friday, March 9th. Finally, BidaskClub raised CRISPR Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $63.95.

NASDAQ:CRSP opened at $51.77 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $2,479.09, a PE ratio of -30.27 and a beta of 3.56. CRISPR Therapeutics has a 12-month low of $13.50 and a 12-month high of $61.24.

In other news, insider Tyler Dylan-Hyde sold 66,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.03, for a total value of $1,849,980.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 25,204 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $706,468.12. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 39.98% of the company’s stock.

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CRISPR Therapeutics Company Profile

CRISPR Therapeutics AG, a gene editing company, focuses on developing transformative gene-based medicines for the treatment of serious human diseases using its regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats associated protein-9 (CRISPR/Cas9) gene-editing platform in Switzerland. Its lead product candidate is CTX001, which targets sickle cell disease and beta-thalassemia with an ex vivo approach whereby cells are harvested from a patient, treated with a CRISPR/Cas9-based therapeutic and reintroduced into the patient.

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