BofA Securities raised the price target for the Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:INO) stock to “a Neutral”. The rating was released on March 23, 2021. The stock was upgraded by ROTH Capital, who disclosed in a research note on November 10, 2020, from Sell to Neutral and set the price objective to $8. In their research brief published September 28, 2020, Maxim Group analysts upgraded the Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. stock from Hold to Buy with a price target of $20.
Historical Earnings Surprises and Revenue Forecasts
Profit is the most critical financial performance measure. Every investor in a business is looking forward to the earnings report as stock price to increase when earnings exceed market expectations and progressively decrease when earnings do not meet expectations. The firm reported an earnings per share (EPS) of -$0.14 during the last quarter as opposed to a consensus estimate of -$0.22, which indicates the company beat its estimate by $0.08, which implies that the company surprised the market by 36.40%. It appears that the average earnings per share estimate for the current quarter (ending in Mar 2021) is -$0.18. This is an average of 7 analysts’ earnings, where the high earnings per share estimate is -$0.16 and the low earnings per share estimate is -$0.21.
The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:INO) raised 1.46% to close Monday’s market session at $6.95, higher as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $6.74 and $7.35 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 17224428 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 15.44 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -21.11% within the last five trades and -23.29% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price decreased -38.17% in the last 6 months and -28.50% was subtracted to its value over the previous 3 months. INO stock is trading at a margin of -21.15%, -31.61% and -44.86% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, INO deals in the Healthcare domain. The stock is trading -79.43 percent below its 52-week high and 7.09 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is -71.75. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $1.93 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 15.48. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 260.76 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 2.63, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 1.20 percent of Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. shares are owned by insiders, and 32.30 percent are held by financial institutions. Weiner David B., the Director at Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. (INO) has sold 26,583 shares of firm on Apr 21 at a price of $8.57 against the total amount of $0.23 million. In another inside trade, KIES PETER, CFO of Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:INO) sold 10,000 shares of the firm on Apr 21 for a total worth of $85200.0 at a price of $8.52. An inside trade which took place on Apr 16, Director of Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. BENITO SIMON X sold 2,000 shares of firm against total price of $17500.0 at the cost of $8.75 per share.