Axovant Sciences Ltd. (AXON) Earns “Hold” Rating from Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.

Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reiterated their hold rating on shares of Axovant Sciences Ltd. (NASDAQ:AXON) in a report released on Sunday.

AXON has been the subject of a number of other reports. BidaskClub upgraded Axovant Sciences from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research note on Saturday, September 23rd. Chardan Capital reiterated a sell rating and issued a $8.00 price target on shares of Axovant Sciences in a research note on Thursday, September 14th. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a hold rating on shares of Axovant Sciences in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Evercore ISI assumed coverage on Axovant Sciences in a research note on Friday, September 8th. They issued an outperform rating and a $30.00 price target for the company. Finally, Robert W. Baird reiterated a hold rating and issued a $6.00 price target on shares of Axovant Sciences in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $14.13.

Shares of Axovant Sciences (NASDAQ AXON) opened at $5.16 on Friday. Axovant Sciences has a 12-month low of $4.60 and a 12-month high of $27.98. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34, a current ratio of 5.94 and a quick ratio of 5.94.

Axovant Sciences (NASDAQ:AXON) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 7th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.65) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.53) by ($0.12). equities research analysts predict that Axovant Sciences will post -2.16 earnings per share for the current year.

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Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in AXON. FMR LLC raised its stake in shares of Axovant Sciences by 968.5% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 7,235,632 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $167,794,000 after purchasing an additional 6,558,462 shares during the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC purchased a new position in shares of Axovant Sciences in the second quarter worth about $47,854,000. OxFORD Asset Management LLP raised its stake in shares of Axovant Sciences by 842.1% in the third quarter. OxFORD Asset Management LLP now owns 869,834 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $5,838,000 after purchasing an additional 777,505 shares during the last quarter. Capital Research Global Investors raised its stake in shares of Axovant Sciences by 21.8% in the second quarter. Capital Research Global Investors now owns 3,453,800 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $80,094,000 after purchasing an additional 619,226 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Eagle Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Axovant Sciences in the third quarter worth about $4,471,000.

Axovant Sciences Company Profile

Axovant Sciences Ltd. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on acquiring, developing and commercializing therapeutics for the treatment of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease and Lewy body dementia. The Company intends to develop a pipeline of product candidates to address the cognitive, functional and behavioral aspects of dementia and related neurological disorders.

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