Biota Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:AVIR)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by research analysts at HC Wainwright in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

Separately, FBR & Co reissued an “outperform” rating on shares of Biota Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Tuesday, May 31st.

Shares of Biota Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AVIR) traded up 6.62% during trading on Tuesday, reaching $1.61. 59,819 shares of the company were exchanged. The stock’s market capitalization is $62.21 million. Biota Pharmaceuticals has a one year low of $1.23 and a one year high of $2.31. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $1.37 and a 200-day moving average price of $1.46.

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Biota Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AVIR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, September 14th. The company reported ($0.18) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.43. Biota Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 46.02% and a negative net margin of 272.04%. Analysts forecast that Biota Pharmaceuticals will post ($0.89) EPS for the current year.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Towerview LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Biota Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter worth about $224,000. California Public Employees Retirement System acquired a new stake in shares of Biota Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter worth about $139,000. Gabelli Securities Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Biota Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter worth about $314,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP acquired a new stake in shares of Biota Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter worth about $290,000. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Biota Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter worth about $1,462,000. 34.53% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About Biota Pharmaceuticals

Aviragen Therapeutics, Inc, formerly Biota Pharmaceuticals Inc, is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the discovery and development of direct-acting antivirals to treat infections. It has approximately four product candidates in clinical development that address viral infections that have limited therapeutic options.

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