Shares of Vical Inc. (NASDAQ:VICL) rose 4.3% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $3.19 and last traded at $3.13, with a volume of 88,163 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $3.00.

Separately, HC Wainwright reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Vical in a report on Tuesday, July 19th.

The stock’s market cap is $28.26 million. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $4.03 and a 200 day moving average of $4.09.

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Vical (NASDAQ:VICL) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 9th. The company reported ($0.14) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.28) by $0.14. The company earned $4.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.50 million. Vical had a negative return on equity of 14.18% and a negative net margin of 30.81%. On average, equities research analysts expect that Vical Inc. will post ($0.86) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. BlackRock Fund Advisors boosted its position in Vical by 32.5% in the second quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 23,459 shares of the company’s stock valued at $106,000 after buying an additional 5,750 shares in the last quarter. Eagle Global Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Vical during the second quarter valued at $178,000. ClariVest Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in Vical during the second quarter valued at $208,000. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its position in Vical by 29.8% in the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 2,073,599 shares of the company’s stock valued at $811,000 after buying an additional 476,499 shares in the last quarter. 31.48% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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