aTyr Pharma, Inc. (LIFE) Receives $4.81 Consensus Target Price from Brokerages

aTyr Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:LIFE) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the six brokerages that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $4.81.

A number of brokerages have commented on LIFE. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of aTyr Pharma from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. ValuEngine cut shares of aTyr Pharma from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st.

Shares of aTyr Pharma (NASDAQ LIFE) traded down $0.05 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $3.90. 62,842 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 32,839. aTyr Pharma has a twelve month low of $2.30 and a twelve month high of $6.50. The stock has a market capitalization of $117.54, a PE ratio of -1.92 and a beta of 3.83. The company has a current ratio of 9.49, a quick ratio of 9.49 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17.

aTyr Pharma (NASDAQ:LIFE) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, November 14th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.43) EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.50) by $0.07. sell-side analysts predict that aTyr Pharma will post -1.93 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Artal Group S.A. purchased a new stake in shares of aTyr Pharma in the third quarter worth $1,263,000. Victory Capital Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of aTyr Pharma in the third quarter worth $455,000. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in shares of aTyr Pharma by 44.1% in the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 83,848 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $423,000 after purchasing an additional 25,676 shares in the last quarter. 58.28% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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About aTyr Pharma

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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