Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (INO) Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Analysts

Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:INO) has been given a consensus rating of “Buy” by the twelve analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $20.78.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on INO shares. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 target price on shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Thursday, May 25th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $8.75 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. Maxim Group set a $12.00 target price on shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 8th. HC Wainwright reissued a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 target price on shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Friday, June 9th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd.

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A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Wasatch Advisors Inc. increased its position in shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals by 43.6% in the second quarter. Wasatch Advisors Inc. now owns 2,610,818 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $20,469,000 after buying an additional 793,306 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals by 7.9% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 3,098,055 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $20,510,000 after buying an additional 226,861 shares during the last quarter. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. bought a new stake in shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter valued at about $1,411,000. GSA Capital Partners LLP bought a new stake in shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter valued at about $1,035,000. Finally, Virtu KCG Holdings LLC bought a new stake in shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter valued at about $556,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 24.83% of the company’s stock.

Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ INO) traded up 3.84% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $5.95. 1,375,742 shares of the stock traded hands. The stock’s market cap is $536.85 million. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $6.15 and a 200-day moving average price of $6.75. Inovio Pharmaceuticals has a 12 month low of $5.28 and a 12 month high of $9.86.

Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INO) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.13) EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.21) by $0.08. Inovio Pharmaceuticals had a negative net margin of 153.46% and a negative return on equity of 63.67%. The business had revenue of $20.41 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $16.29 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted ($0.26) earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 229.2% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts forecast that Inovio Pharmaceuticals will post ($0.92) earnings per share for the current year.

About Inovio Pharmaceuticals

Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc (Inovio) is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company, which is involved in developing deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) immunotherapies and vaccines focused on treating and preventing cancers and infectious diseases. The Company’s DNA-based immunotherapies, in combination with its electroporation delivery devices, generates immune responses, in particular T cells, in the body to fight target diseases.

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