Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (INO) Stock Price Down 4%

Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:INO)’s share price fell 4% during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $4.20 and last traded at $4.55. 1,198,900 shares changed hands during trading, a decline of 6% from the average session volume of 1,281,272 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.74.

Several research firms have commented on INO. Aegis reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 price target on shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. HC Wainwright set a $13.00 price objective on shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Citigroup Inc. assumed coverage on shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Friday, October 6th. They set a “buy” rating and a $10.00 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $19.16.

Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INO) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.40) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.25) by ($0.15). The company had revenue of $2.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $10.27 million. Inovio Pharmaceuticals had a negative net margin of 221.55% and a negative return on equity of 72.19%. Inovio Pharmaceuticals’s revenue was down 79.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned ($0.28) earnings per share. analysts expect that Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. will post -1.08 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which was paid on Monday, October 16th. Investors of record on Friday, September 29th were given a dividend of $0.069 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 28th. This represents a $0.83 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 18.20%.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL acquired a new position in shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals in the 3rd quarter valued at about $101,000. BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd acquired a new position in Inovio Pharmaceuticals during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $107,000. Engineers Gate Manager LP acquired a new position in Inovio Pharmaceuticals during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $117,000. Emerald Advisers Inc. PA raised its stake in Inovio Pharmaceuticals by 84.0% during the 3rd quarter. Emerald Advisers Inc. PA now owns 20,323 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $129,000 after buying an additional 9,280 shares during the period. Finally, First Interstate Bank raised its stake in Inovio Pharmaceuticals by 291.9% during the 3rd quarter. First Interstate Bank now owns 24,300 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $154,000 after buying an additional 18,100 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 24.98% of the company’s stock.

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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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