Insider Selling: WERNER ROBERT F., Invitae Corporation [NVTA] Chief Accounting Officer divested 1,350 shares

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The buying and selling of stock by a company’s insider give investors a sense that the stock will rise or fall in the future. Invitae Corporation shares valued at $4,658 were sold by WERNER ROBERT F. on Aug 25. At $3.45 per share, WERNER ROBERT F. sold 1,350 shares. The insider’s holdings dropped to 251,307 shares worth approximately $0.63 million following the completion of this transaction.

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Also, Brida Thomas sold 7,048 shares, netting a total of over 32,071 in proceeds. Following the sale of shares at $4.55 each, the insider now holds 386,267 shares.

Before that, Nussbaum Robert L had sold 7,048 shares from its account. In a trade valued at $32,071, the Chief Medical Officer traded Invitae Corporation shares for $4.55 each. Upon closing the transaction, the insider’s holdings decreased to 7,048 shares, worth approximately $1.0 million.

As published in their initiating research note from Credit Suisse on August 25, 2022, Invitae Corporation [NVTA] has been an Underperform and the price target has been revised to $1. This represents a -151.0% premium over Thursday’s closing price. Analysts at JP Morgan downgraded the stock from ‘”a Neutral”‘ to ‘”an Underweight”‘ outlook in a report released in early August. As of July 26, 2022, Cowen has decreased its “an Outperform” rating to a “Market perform” for NVTA. Earlier on July 21, 2022, Raymond James downgraded its rating. Their new recommendation was “a Mkt perform” for NVTA stock which previously was a “an Outperform”.

Analyzing NVTA Stock Performance

On Thursday, Invitae Corporation [NYSE: NVTA] plunged -6.69% to $2.51. The stock’s lowest price that day was $2.46, but it reached a high of $2.68 in the same session. During the last five days, there has been a surge of approximately 10.09%. Over the course of the year, Invitae Corporation shares have dropped approximately -83.56%. Shares of the company reached a 52-week high of $15.87 on 01/03/22 and a 52-week low of $1.83 on 07/28/22. A 50-day SMA is recorded $2.71, while a 200-day SMA reached $4.99. Nevertheless, trading volume fell to 7.14 million shares from 10.88 million shares the previous day.

Support And Resistance Levels for Invitae Corporation (NVTA)

According to the 24-hour chart, there is a support level at 2.42, which, if violated, would cause prices to drop to 2.33. In the upper region, resistance lies at 2.64. The next price resistance is at 2.77. RSI (Relative Strength Index) is 50.44 on the 14-day chart, showing neutral technical sentiment. Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) is at 0.35, which suggests the price will decrease in the coming days. Percent R is at 49.32%, indicating low price movement. Stochastics %K at holding indicates that the stock is to be held.

Is Invitae Corporation subject to short interest?

Stocks of Invitae Corporation saw a sharp rise in short interest on Jul 14, 2022 jumping by 0.14 million shares to 50.43 million. Data from Yahoo Finance shows that the short interest on Jun 14, 2022 was 50.29 million shares. A jump of 0.28% in short interest reflects a positive sentiment towards the stock. Despite the fact that short shares comprise just 4.96 of the overall float, the days-to-cover ratio (short ratio) jumped to 4.96.

Which companies own the most shares of Invitae Corporation (NVTA)?

According to ARK Investment Management LLC filings, the company currently owns 30,468,381 shares, which is about 12.95% of the total NVTA shares outstanding. The investor’s shares have appreciated by 1,799,431 from its previous 13-F filing of 28668950.0 shares. With the completion of the buy transaction, The Vanguard Group, Inc.’s stake is now worth $50,996,966. BlackRock Fund Advisors acquire a 16.60% interest valued at $45.83 million while Nikko Asset Management Americas, sold a -1,294,895 stake. A total of 17,275,351 shares of Invitae Corporation were sold by Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd. during the quarter, and 10,905,322 were bought by Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC. In its current portfolio, Baker Bros. Advisors LP holds 9,873,488 shares valued at $24.29 million.

In terms of Invitae Corporation share price expectations, FactSet research, analysts set an average price target of $2.71 in the next 12 months, down nearly -7.06% from the previous closing price of $2.69. Analysts anticipate Invitae Corporation stock to reach $4.00 by 2022, with the lowest price target being $1.00.


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