Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (INO) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Brokerages

Shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:INO) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen analysts that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $20.20.

INO has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. HC Wainwright reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $13.00 target price on shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. BidaskClub raised shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, September 9th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 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, Royal Bank Of Canada began coverage on shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $11.00 target price on the stock.

Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INO) opened at $4.38 on Thursday. Inovio Pharmaceuticals has a 1 year low of $4.20 and a 1 year high of $9.86.

Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INO) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.40) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.25) by ($0.15). The business had revenue of $2.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations 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 quarterly revenue was down 79.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned ($0.28) earnings per share. research analysts forecast that Inovio Pharmaceuticals will post -1.12 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in INO. Belpointe Asset Management LLC bought a new position in Inovio Pharmaceuticals during the 3rd quarter valued at about $150,000. Neuberger Berman Group LLC bought a new position in Inovio Pharmaceuticals during the 3rd quarter valued at about $115,000. Alyeska Investment Group L.P. bought a new position in Inovio Pharmaceuticals during the 3rd quarter valued at about $892,000. Allianz Asset Management GmbH lifted its stake in Inovio Pharmaceuticals by 12.4% during the 3rd quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH now owns 222,768 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $1,412,000 after acquiring an additional 24,652 shares during the period. Finally, Engineers Gate Manager LP bought a new position in Inovio Pharmaceuticals during the 3rd quarter valued at about $117,000. 32.27% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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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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