Solid Biosciences Inc (SLDB) Major Shareholder Boxer Capital, Llc Sells 450,000 Shares

Solid Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:SLDB) major shareholder Boxer Capital, Llc sold 450,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.88, for a total value of $4,446,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Large shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s stock are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

NASDAQ SLDB traded up $0.41 on Friday, reaching $9.21. The stock had a trading volume of 500,581 shares, compared to its average volume of 414,230. The company has a current ratio of 10.31, a quick ratio of 10.31 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01. Solid Biosciences Inc has a 12-month low of $5.97 and a 12-month high of $54.84. The stock has a market cap of $326.25 million, a P/E ratio of -4.09 and a beta of 1.83.

Solid Biosciences (NASDAQ:SLDB) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, March 13th. The company reported ($0.67) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.58) by ($0.09). As a group, research analysts predict that Solid Biosciences Inc will post -2.53 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Flinton Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Solid Biosciences during the fourth quarter worth approximately $47,000. First Manhattan Co. raised its stake in shares of Solid Biosciences by 100.0% during the fourth quarter. First Manhattan Co. now owns 2,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $53,000 after purchasing an additional 1,000 shares during the last quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can purchased a new stake in shares of Solid Biosciences during the fourth quarter worth approximately $83,000. Legal & General Group Plc raised its stake in shares of Solid Biosciences by 47.8% during the third quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 1,825 shares of the company’s stock worth $86,000 after purchasing an additional 590 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY raised its stake in shares of Solid Biosciences by 356.6% during the fourth quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 4,160 shares of the company’s stock worth $111,000 after purchasing an additional 3,249 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 68.29% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on SLDB. ValuEngine downgraded Solid Biosciences from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 9th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Solid Biosciences from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $8.25 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, February 13th. Chardan Capital restated a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 target price on shares of Solid Biosciences in a research note on Thursday, February 7th. Svb Leerink cut Solid Biosciences from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday, February 8th. Finally, Citigroup upgraded Solid Biosciences from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $8.00 target price for the company in a research note on Friday, February 8th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $29.38.

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About Solid Biosciences

Solid Biosciences Inc engages in identifying and developing therapies for duchenne muscular dystrophy in the United States. Its lead product candidate includes SGT-001, a gene therapy that is in Phase I/II clinical trials to restore functional dystrophin protein expression in patients' muscles. The company's product candidates also comprise SB-001, a monoclonal antibody to reduce fibrosis and inflammation.

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