Analysts Anticipate Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (INO) to Post -$0.29 Earnings Per Share

Equities analysts forecast that Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:INO) will post ($0.29) earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have issued estimates for Inovio Pharmaceuticals’ earnings, with estimates ranging from ($0.33) to ($0.24). Inovio Pharmaceuticals posted earnings of ($0.36) per share during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 19.4%. The business is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings report on Wednesday, March 21st.

On average, analysts expect that Inovio Pharmaceuticals will report full year earnings of ($1.12) per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($1.18) to ($1.03). For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the firm will report earnings of ($1.28) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($1.47) to ($1.04). Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that cover Inovio Pharmaceuticals.

Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INO) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.40) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.25) by ($0.15). The company had revenue of $2.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.27 million. Inovio Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 72.19% and a negative net margin of 221.55%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 79.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned ($0.28) earnings per share.

INO has been the subject of several research reports. HC Wainwright set a $13.00 price target on Inovio Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. 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 Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. initiated coverage on shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. They set a “buy” rating and a $10.00 target price on the stock. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $19.16.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in INO. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL purchased a new position in Inovio Pharmaceuticals in the third quarter worth $101,000. BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd purchased a new position in Inovio Pharmaceuticals in the second quarter worth $107,000. Neuberger Berman Group LLC purchased a new position in Inovio Pharmaceuticals in the third quarter worth $115,000. Engineers Gate Manager LP purchased a new position in Inovio Pharmaceuticals in the third quarter worth $117,000. Finally, Emerald Advisers Inc. PA grew its position in Inovio Pharmaceuticals by 84.0% in the third quarter. Emerald Advisers Inc. PA now owns 20,323 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $129,000 after acquiring an additional 9,280 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 26.44% of the company’s stock.

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Shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals (INO) traded up $0.08 during trading on Monday, reaching $4.72. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 923,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,279,729. Inovio Pharmaceuticals has a 52-week low of $4.20 and a 52-week high of $9.86.

Inovio Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

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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