Randal J. Kirk Acquires 60,530 Shares of Intrexon Corp (XON) Stock

Intrexon Corp (NASDAQ:XON) CEO Randal J. Kirk acquired 60,530 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 17th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $4.69 per share, with a total value of $283,885.70. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

XON stock opened at $4.70 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.76, a quick ratio of 4.29 and a current ratio of 3.91. The stock has a market cap of $747.55 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -3.43 and a beta of 2.18. Intrexon Corp has a 1-year low of $3.95 and a 1-year high of $19.94.

Intrexon (NASDAQ:XON) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, May 9th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.28) earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.28). The firm had revenue of $23.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $32.12 million. Intrexon had a negative return on equity of 26.52% and a negative net margin of 363.14%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 41.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted ($0.36) earnings per share. Analysts predict that Intrexon Corp will post -1.17 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on the company. Northland Securities cut Intrexon from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday, March 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised Intrexon from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Saturday, January 26th. Finally, JMP Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $43.00 price objective on shares of Intrexon in a research note on Wednesday, March 6th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $28.60.

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About Intrexon

Intrexon Corporation operates in the synthetic biology field in the United States. The company, through a suite of proprietary and complementary technologies, designs, builds, and regulates gene programs, which are DNA sequences that consist of key genetic components. Its technologies include UltraVector gene design and fabrication platform, and its associated library of modular DNA components; Cell Systems Informatics; RheoSwitch inducible gene switch; AttSite Recombinases; Protein Engineering; Laser-Enabled Analysis and Processing; and ActoBiotics and AdenoVerse technology platforms.

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