Insider Sale: Personalis, Inc. (NASDAQ: PSNL) CFO Sells 4,187 Shares

Personalis, Inc. (NASDAQ: PSNL – Get a rating) CFO Aaron Tachibana sold 4,187 shares in a trade that took place on Thursday, June 2. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.59, for a total value of $15,031.33. Following the transaction, the CFO now owns 242,201 shares of the company, valued at $869,501.59. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, accessible via this link.

Aaron Tachibana also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Monday, May 16, Aaron Tachibana sold 1,286 shares of Personalis. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.86, for a total trade of $6,249.96.

Shares of Personalis were down $0.32 on Monday, hitting $3.50. The company had a trading volume of 946,179 shares, compared to its average volume of 496,410. Personalis, Inc. has a 1-year low of $3.47 and a 1-year high of $28.47. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $5.87 and a 200-day moving average of $9.64. The stock has a market capitalization of $159.06 million, a price-earnings ratio of -1.92 and a beta of 1.74.

Personalis (NASDAQ:PSNL- Get a rating) last released its quarterly results on Wednesday, May 4. The company reported ($0.63) EPS for the quarter, missing analyst consensus estimates of ($0.57) by ($0.06). Personalis had a negative net margin of 101.49% and a negative return on equity of 25.70%. In the same period of the previous year, the company had earned earnings per share of ($0.29). As a group, analysts expect Personalis, Inc. to post -2.52 EPS for the current year.

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Several equity analysts have recently weighed in on PSNL shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Personalis from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a Saturday, April 23 report. Citigroup lowered its price target on Personalis from $18.00 to $14.00 in a Thursday, May 5 research note. Oppenheimer reduced his price target on Personalis from $30.00 to $24.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a Friday, Feb. 25 research note. Finally, HC Wainwright lowered its target price on Personalis from $38.00 to $30.00 in a Thursday, May 5 research report. Three analysts rated the stock with a hold rating and five gave the company a buy rating. According to MarketBeat.com, Personalis currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $24.86.

Several hedge funds have recently changed their positions in PSNL. ARK Investment Management LLC increased its position in Personalis shares by 6.1% during the first quarter. ARK Investment Management LLC now owns 5,184,784 shares of the company valued at $42,463,000 after purchasing an additional 296,669 shares last quarter. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in Personalis shares by 3.4% in the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,538,555 shares of the company worth $37,171,000 after purchasing an additional 149,222 shares in the last quarter. Millennium Management LLC increased its position in Personalis shares by 533.6% during the fourth quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 1,350,852 shares of the company valued at $19,277,000 after acquiring an additional 1,137,636 shares in the last quarter. Alyeska Investment Group LP increased its position in shares of Personalis by 26.8% during the first quarter. Alyeska Investment Group LP now owns 957,676 shares of the company valued at $7,843,000 after acquiring an additional 202,592 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Wellington Shields Capital Management LLC increased its position in Personalis by 1.3% in the fourth quarter. Wellington Shields Capital Management LLC now owns 922,990 shares of the company worth $13,171,000 after purchasing an additional 12,204 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors hold 86.47% of the company’s shares.

Personalis company profile (Get a rating)

Personalis, Inc operates as a worldwide cancer genomics company. The company provides sequencing and data analysis services to support the development of cancer therapies and large-scale genetic research programs. It offers NeXT Platform, which provides data analysis for the tumor and its immune microenvironment, from a single limited sample of tissue or plasma; ImmunoID Next for tissue-based tumor profiling; NeXT Liquid Biopsy for tumor profiling from plasma; NeXT Personal, a liquid biopsy offer for personalized tumor monitoring for patients; NeXT Dx Test, a cancer genomic profiling test enabling composite biomarkers for cancer therapy; and NeXT SHERPA and NeXT NEOPS for neoantigen prediction capabilities.

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