Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc. Invests $6.99 Million in Codexis, Inc. (CDXS) Stock

Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc. acquired a new stake in Codexis, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDXS) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund acquired 340,262 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,986,000. Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc. owned approximately 0.63% of Codexis as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Quantamental Technologies LLC bought a new stake in Codexis during the 4th quarter valued at $26,000. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its stake in Codexis by 152.0% during the 4th quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 2,837 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $47,000 after purchasing an additional 1,711 shares in the last quarter. Legal & General Group Plc increased its stake in Codexis by 12.1% during the 4th quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 9,379 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $157,000 after purchasing an additional 1,010 shares in the last quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. increased its stake in Codexis by 13.3% during the 1st quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 10,093 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $207,000 after purchasing an additional 1,186 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC bought a new stake in Codexis during the 4th quarter valued at $217,000. Institutional investors own 85.12% of the company’s stock.

CDXS traded up $0.42 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $19.16. 170,900 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 385,491. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.51, a current ratio of 3.42 and a quick ratio of 3.38. The company has a market capitalization of $1.04 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -91.24 and a beta of -0.37. Codexis, Inc. has a 1 year low of $12.85 and a 1 year high of $23.05.

Codexis (NASDAQ:CDXS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, May 6th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.09) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.09). The firm had revenue of $15.58 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $14.83 million. Codexis had a negative net margin of 18.22% and a negative return on equity of 21.08%. As a group, equities analysts anticipate that Codexis, Inc. will post -0.23 EPS for the current year.

A number of brokerages have commented on CDXS. Craig Hallum boosted their price target on shares of Codexis from $20.00 to $25.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 27th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Codexis from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Monday, April 1st. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Codexis from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, April 1st. HC Wainwright boosted their price target on shares of Codexis to $22.50 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, March 4th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Codexis from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, May 10th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Codexis has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $21.07.

In other Codexis news, SVP James Lalonde sold 19,999 shares of Codexis stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.65, for a total transaction of $372,981.35. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, CFO Gordon Sangster sold 80,000 shares of Codexis stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.88, for a total transaction of $1,670,400.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 174,453 shares in the company, valued at $3,642,578.64. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 164,071 shares of company stock worth $3,388,171 over the last ninety days. Insiders own 10.70% of the company’s stock.

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Codexis Profile

Codexis, Inc discovers, develops, and sells protein catalysts. It also offers intermediate chemicals products that are used for further chemical processing; and Codex biocatalyst panels and kits that enable customers to perform chemistry screening. The company also provides protein catalyst screening and protein engineering services.

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