Bioventures Ltd Novartis Sells 190,338 Shares of Aileron Therapeutics Inc (ALRN) Stock

Aileron Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ALRN) major shareholder Bioventures Ltd Novartis sold 190,338 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, March 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $2.06, for a total value of $392,096.28. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Large shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

NASDAQ:ALRN traded down $0.02 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $1.90. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 209,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 353,694. The company has a current ratio of 4.23, a quick ratio of 4.23 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19. Aileron Therapeutics Inc has a twelve month low of $0.52 and a twelve month high of $9.50. The firm has a market cap of $28.17 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -1.07 and a beta of 3.18.

A number of analysts have issued reports on ALRN shares. HC Wainwright started coverage on Aileron Therapeutics in a research note on Monday. They issued a “buy” rating and a $7.00 price target on the stock. ValuEngine lowered Aileron Therapeutics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 24th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Aileron Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $1.25 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, January 8th.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Vanguard Group Inc boosted its stake in Aileron Therapeutics by 8.0% in the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 96,415 shares of the company’s stock worth $265,000 after buying an additional 7,109 shares during the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC acquired a new stake in Aileron Therapeutics in the 3rd quarter worth about $137,000. Bridgeway Capital Management Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Aileron Therapeutics by 78.6% in the 3rd quarter. Bridgeway Capital Management Inc. now owns 113,600 shares of the company’s stock valued at $312,000 after purchasing an additional 50,000 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Parkwood LLC acquired a new position in shares of Aileron Therapeutics in the 3rd quarter valued at about $149,000. 9.16% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Aileron Therapeutics Company Profile

Aileron Therapeutics, Inc, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on developing and commercializing a novel class of therapeutics in the United States. The company's lead product candidate is ALRN-6924, a stapled peptide, which is in Phase I clinical trial for the treatment of advanced solid tumors or lymphomas; Phase IIa clinical trial to treat peripheral T-cell lymphoma; Phase I clinical trial for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and advanced myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS); and Phase IIb trial to treat AML/MDS in combination with cytosine arabinoside.

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