Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:DVAX) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Thursday.

A number of other brokerages have also recently issued reports on DVAX. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $7.00 price objective on Dynavax Technologies Corporation and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. Zacks Investment Research cut Dynavax Technologies Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. William Blair restated an “outperform” rating on shares of Dynavax Technologies Corporation in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Cowen and Company restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $30.00 price objective on shares of Dynavax Technologies Corporation in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Finally, BidaskClub cut Dynavax Technologies Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. Dynavax Technologies Corporation currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $24.80.

Shares of Dynavax Technologies Corporation (DVAX) traded up 2.62% during trading on Thursday, hitting $19.55. 1,450,442 shares of the stock traded hands. Dynavax Technologies Corporation has a 1-year low of $3.20 and a 1-year high of $19.80. The stock’s market cap is $1.07 billion. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $15.55 and a 200-day moving average price of $8.85.

Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:DVAX) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.41) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.50) by $0.09. The company had revenue of $0.11 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $0.15 million. Dynavax Technologies Corporation had a negative net margin of 1,323.99% and a negative return on equity of 92.09%. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned ($0.75) EPS. Equities analysts forecast that Dynavax Technologies Corporation will post ($1.58) EPS for the current year.

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A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Lord Abbett & CO. LLC bought a new stake in Dynavax Technologies Corporation in the 2nd quarter valued at about $7,777,000. Family Management Corp raised its stake in Dynavax Technologies Corporation by 72.7% in the 2nd quarter. Family Management Corp now owns 19,000 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $183,000 after acquiring an additional 8,000 shares during the period. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company raised its stake in Dynavax Technologies Corporation by 24.4% in the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 41,320 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $399,000 after acquiring an additional 8,092 shares during the period. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC raised its stake in Dynavax Technologies Corporation by 54.5% in the 2nd quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 10,493 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $101,000 after acquiring an additional 3,700 shares during the period. Finally, PointState Capital LP bought a new stake in Dynavax Technologies Corporation in the 2nd quarter valued at about $13,510,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 60.23% of the company’s stock.

Dynavax Technologies Corporation Company Profile

Dynavax Technologies Corporation is a clinical-stage immunotherapy company. The Company is focused on leveraging the body’s innate and adaptive immune responses through toll-like receptor (TLR) stimulation. Its product candidates are being investigated for use in multiple cancer indications, as a vaccine for the prevention of hepatitis B and as a disease modifying therapy for asthma.

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