Genocea Biosciences (GNCA) Stock Rating Upgraded by Needham & Company LLC

Genocea Biosciences (NASDAQ:GNCA) was upgraded by investment analysts at Needham & Company LLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a $3.00 price target on the biotechnology company’s stock. Needham & Company LLC’s target price points to a potential upside of 229.67% from the stock’s previous close.

Several other research firms have also recently commented on GNCA. Zacks Investment Research raised Genocea Biosciences from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $1.75 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a $5.00 target price on shares of Genocea Biosciences in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Genocea Biosciences currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $4.45.

Shares of Genocea Biosciences (NASDAQ:GNCA) opened at $0.91 on Tuesday. Genocea Biosciences has a one year low of $0.79 and a one year high of $7.29. The company has a market capitalization of $72.91, a P/E ratio of -0.42 and a beta of 1.56. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.51, a quick ratio of 1.55 and a current ratio of 1.55.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Ameriprise Financial Inc. boosted its holdings in Genocea Biosciences by 11.5% in the second quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 22,233 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $119,000 after acquiring an additional 2,300 shares in the last quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP bought a new position in Genocea Biosciences in the second quarter worth approximately $100,000. Rhumbline Advisers bought a new position in Genocea Biosciences in the second quarter worth approximately $157,000. New York State Common Retirement Fund bought a new position in Genocea Biosciences in the second quarter worth approximately $159,000. Finally, OxFORD Asset Management LLP bought a new position in Genocea Biosciences in the second quarter worth approximately $204,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 12.02% of the company’s stock.

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Genocea Biosciences Company Profile

Genocea Biosciences, Inc, is harnessing the power of T cell immunity to develop vaccines and immunotherapies company. The Company uses its discovery platform, AnTigen Lead Acquisition System (ATLAS), to design vaccines and immunotherapies that act, in part, through T cell (or cellular) immune responses.

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