Published On: Thu, Sep 15th, 2016

Atyr Pharma Inc. (LIFE) Trading 2.3% Higher

Atyr Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:LIFE) shares traded up 2.3% on Wednesday . The company traded as high as $3.18 and last traded at $3.13, with a volume of 95,281 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $3.06.
A number of research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Atyr Pharma from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $3.50 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, May 31st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their price objective on shares of Atyr Pharma from $15.00 to $10.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, August 11th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. lifted their price objective on shares of Atyr Pharma from $3.00 to $4.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 16th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. Atyr Pharma currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $6.00.
The company’s market cap is $76.85 million. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $3.17 and its 200 day moving average is $3.53.

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Atyr Pharma (NASDAQ:LIFE) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August 10th. The company reported ($0.65) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.71) by $0.06. Equities research analysts forecast that Atyr Pharma Inc. will post ($2.56) EPS for the current year.
Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. GSA Capital Partners LLP purchased a new stake in Atyr Pharma during the second quarter valued at about $101,000. A.R.T. Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Atyr Pharma by 88.8% in the second quarter. A.R.T. Advisors LLC now owns 39,143 shares of the company’s stock valued at $108,000 after buying an additional 18,410 shares in the last quarter. Bridgeway Capital Management Inc. purchased a new stake in Atyr Pharma during the second quarter valued at about $133,000. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. boosted its stake in Atyr Pharma by 220.2% in the first quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 42,753 shares of the company’s stock valued at $168,000 after buying an additional 29,402 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Jackson Park Capital LLC purchased a new stake in Atyr Pharma during the second quarter valued at about $183,000. 44.75% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
Atyr Pharma Company Profile
aTyr Pharma, Inc is a clinical-stage biotherapeutics company. The Company is engaged in the discovery and clinical development of medicines for patients suffering from severe, rare diseases using its Physiocrine biology, a discovered set of physiological modulators. The Company focuses on the development of Physiocrine-based therapeutics for the treatment of rare diseases, including facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) and limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) 2B.

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