Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:INO) has been given a $13.00 price objective by stock analysts at HC Wainwright in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. The brokerage currently has a “buy” rating on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. HC Wainwright’s target price suggests a potential upside of 94.61% from the stock’s previous close.

Several other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on INO. Maxim Group set a $12.00 price objective on shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Citigroup Inc. began coverage on shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Friday. They set a “buy” rating and a $10.00 price objective on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th. BidaskClub cut shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Aegis reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 price objective on shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $19.98.

Shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals (INO) opened at 6.68 on Friday. Inovio Pharmaceuticals has a 12-month low of $5.28 and a 12-month high of $9.86. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $6.01 and its 200 day moving average price is $6.63. The firm’s market cap is $602.72 million.

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

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Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of INO. Wasatch Advisors Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals by 43.6% during the 2nd quarter. Wasatch Advisors Inc. now owns 2,610,818 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $20,469,000 after acquiring an additional 793,306 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals by 7.9% during the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 3,098,055 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $20,510,000 after acquiring an additional 226,861 shares in the last quarter. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. purchased a new position in shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals during the 2nd quarter valued at $1,411,000. GSA Capital Partners LLP purchased a new position in shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals during the 2nd quarter valued at $1,035,000. Finally, Virtu KCG Holdings LLC purchased a new position in shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals during the 2nd quarter valued at $556,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 24.83% of the company’s stock.

About Inovio Pharmaceuticals

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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