Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:INO) was upgraded by BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Saturday.

Several other research firms have also weighed in on INO. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 price target on shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals in a report on Thursday, May 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Inovio Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $8.75 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. HC Wainwright restated a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 price target on shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals in a report on Friday, June 9th. Maxim Group set a $12.00 price target on Inovio Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, June 8th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Inovio Pharmaceuticals from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $19.80.

Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ INO) traded down 0.49% on Friday, hitting $6.05. 929,728 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $5.69 and a 200-day moving average price of $6.70. Inovio Pharmaceuticals has a 12 month low of $5.28 and a 12 month high of $9.86. The stock’s market cap is $545.87 million.

Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INO) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.13) EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.21) by $0.08. The firm had revenue of $20.41 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $16.29 million. Inovio Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 63.67% and a negative net margin of 153.46%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 229.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned ($0.26) EPS. Equities analysts predict that Inovio Pharmaceuticals will post ($0.92) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in Inovio Pharmaceuticals by 4.2% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 3,227,219 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $25,301,000 after purchasing an additional 129,164 shares during the period. Wasatch Advisors Inc. increased its stake in Inovio Pharmaceuticals by 43.6% in the second quarter. Wasatch Advisors Inc. now owns 2,610,818 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $20,469,000 after purchasing an additional 793,306 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp increased its stake in Inovio Pharmaceuticals by 2.8% in the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 896,472 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $7,028,000 after purchasing an additional 24,366 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC increased its stake in Inovio Pharmaceuticals by 12.5% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 560,164 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $3,708,000 after purchasing an additional 62,045 shares during the period. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its stake in Inovio Pharmaceuticals by 3.6% in the first quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 342,348 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $2,266,000 after purchasing an additional 11,765 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 24.83% of the company’s stock.

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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