Leerink Partners Thinks Genocea Biosciences’ Stock is Going to Recover

In a report issued on July 29, Daina Graybosch from Leerink Partners maintained a Buy rating on Genocea Biosciences (GNCAResearch Report), with a price target of $6.00. The company’s shares closed last Friday at $2.02, close to its 52-week low of $1.80.

According to TipRanks.com, Graybosch is a 3-star analyst with an average return of 8.9% and a 48.3% success rate. Graybosch covers the Healthcare sector, focusing on stocks such as Werewolf Therapeutics, Inc., Silverback Therapeutics, and Bolt Biotherapeutics.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Genocea Biosciences is a Strong Buy with an average price target of $7.67, implying a 279.7% upside from current levels. In a report issued on July 14, Robert W. Baird also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $8.00 price target.

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Based on Genocea Biosciences’ latest earnings release for the quarter ending June 30, the company reported a quarterly GAAP net loss of $4.31 million. In comparison, last year the company earned revenue of $906K and had a GAAP net loss of $11.32 million.

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Genocea Biosciences, Inc. engages in the development and commercialization of cancer vaccines. It uses its proprietary technology platform ATLAS, to identify clinically relevant antigens of T cells based on actual human immune responses. Its product candidates include GEN-003, an investigational immunotherapy for the treatment of genital herpes; and GEN-009, a neoantigen cancer vaccine. The company was founded by Robert Paull and Kevin J. Bitterman on August 16, 2006 and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.