Tocagen Inc (NASDAQ:TOCA) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday.

According to Zacks, “Tocagen, Inc. is a clinical-stage, cancer-selective gene therapy company which focuses on retroviral gene therapy platforms. The company’s lead product candidate consists of Toca 511 & Toca FC, initially for the treatment of recurrent high grade glioma, a disease with a significant unmet medical need. Tocagen, Inc. is based in San Diego, United States. “

Separately, Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $24.00 target price on shares of Tocagen in a report on Tuesday, July 25th.

Shares of Tocagen (TOCA) traded down 0.59% on Wednesday, hitting $10.18. 35,186 shares of the stock were exchanged. The company’s market cap is $201.66 million. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $12.52 and its 200-day moving average is $13.21. Tocagen has a one year low of $9.68 and a one year high of $17.95.

Tocagen (NASDAQ:TOCA) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The company reported ($0.56) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.52) by ($0.04). The company had revenue of $0.01 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $0.01 million. On average, equities analysts forecast that Tocagen will post ($2.51) EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. New York State Common Retirement Fund bought a new stake in shares of Tocagen in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $108,000. TD Asset Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Tocagen in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $158,000. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Tocagen in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $165,000. California State Teachers Retirement System bought a new stake in shares of Tocagen in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $179,000. Finally, Teachers Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Tocagen in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $181,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 37.87% of the company’s stock.

Tocagen Company Profile

Tocagen Inc (Tocagen) is a clinical-stage, cancer-selective gene therapy company. The Company is focused on developing product candidates designed to activate a patient’s immune system against their own cancer. Its cancer-selective gene therapy platform is built on retroviral replicating vectors (RRVs), which are designed to selectively deliver therapeutic genes into the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) of cancer cells.

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