Epizyme, Inc. (NASDAQ:EPZM) Insider Sells $17,855.20 in Stock

Epizyme, Inc. (NASDAQ:EPZM) insider Jeffery Kutok sold 2,029 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, April 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $8.80, for a total value of $17,855.20. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 54,028 shares in the company, valued at $475,446.40. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

Shares of EPZM opened at $8.44 on Thursday. The business’s 50 day moving average is $9.21 and its two-hundred day moving average is $11.31. Epizyme, Inc. has a 52-week low of $7.44 and a 52-week high of $22.00. The firm has a market cap of $859.07 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -3.78 and a beta of 1.76. The company has a quick ratio of 8.71, a current ratio of 8.95 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33.

Epizyme (NASDAQ:EPZM) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 22nd. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.65) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.59) by ($0.06). Epizyme had a negative net margin of 1,899.35% and a negative return on equity of 83.45%. The firm had revenue of $8.38 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.55 million. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 95.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts expect that Epizyme, Inc. will post -2.23 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of EPZM. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co NY increased its holdings in shares of Epizyme by 18.3% in the 1st quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co NY now owns 19,570 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $242,000 after acquiring an additional 3,029 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC increased its holdings in shares of Epizyme by 0.3% in the 1st quarter. FMR LLC now owns 3,484,137 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $43,169,000 after acquiring an additional 11,759 shares during the last quarter. LPL Financial LLC increased its holdings in shares of Epizyme by 11.5% in the 3rd quarter. LPL Financial LLC now owns 19,596 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $234,000 after acquiring an additional 2,018 shares during the last quarter. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Epizyme by 11.6% in the 3rd quarter. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. now owns 604,142 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $7,208,000 after acquiring an additional 62,726 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Allianz Asset Management GmbH increased its holdings in shares of Epizyme by 3.4% in the 3rd quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH now owns 294,956 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $3,519,000 after acquiring an additional 9,615 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 89.82% of the company’s stock.

Several research firms recently commented on EPZM. Citigroup reduced their price target on Epizyme from $35.00 to $27.00 in a research report on Wednesday, February 24th. Credit Suisse Group began coverage on Epizyme in a research report on Tuesday, March 30th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $13.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised Epizyme from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, February 9th. Wedbush reissued an “outperform” rating on shares of Epizyme in a research report on Tuesday, February 23rd. Finally, Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and issued a $14.00 target price on shares of Epizyme in a research report on Wednesday, March 3rd. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $16.38.

About Epizyme

Epizyme, Inc, a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company, discovers, develops, and commercializes novel epigenetic medicines for patients with cancer and other diseases in the United States. The company offers Tazemetostat for the treatment of metastatic or locally advanced epithelioid sarcoma for adults and pediatric patients.

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