Anavex Life Sciences (NASDAQ:AVXL)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by Noble Financial in a note issued to investors on Tuesday.

AVXL has been the subject of several other research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Anavex Life Sciences from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.75 price target for the company in a research note on Monday, August 28th. Maxim Group set a $15.00 price target on shares of Anavex Life Sciences and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Anavex Life Sciences from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 21st.

Anavex Life Sciences (AVXL) traded down $0.10 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $3.20. 431,900 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 404,652. Anavex Life Sciences has a 1 year low of $3.01 and a 1 year high of $6.64.

Anavex Life Sciences (NASDAQ:AVXL) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, December 11th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.12) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.10) by ($0.02).

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. SNS Financial Group LLC bought a new position in Anavex Life Sciences in the third quarter worth approximately $290,000. Northern Trust Corp raised its stake in Anavex Life Sciences by 16.0% in the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 429,073 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $2,282,000 after buying an additional 59,069 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in Anavex Life Sciences by 13.1% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,485,681 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $8,528,000 after buying an additional 171,577 shares in the last quarter. Virtu KCG Holdings LLC bought a new position in Anavex Life Sciences in the second quarter worth approximately $186,000. Finally, Geode Capital Management LLC raised its stake in Anavex Life Sciences by 16.8% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 276,974 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $1,589,000 after buying an additional 39,934 shares in the last quarter. 23.88% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Anavex Life Sciences Company Profile

Anavex Life Sciences Corp., is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of drug candidates. The Company’s lead compounds include ANAVEX 2-73, ANAVEX PLUS, a combination of ANAVEX 2-73 with donepezil (Aricept), ANAVEX 19-144, ANAVEX 1-41, ANAVEX 7-1037, ANAVEX 3-71, ANAVEX 1079, ANAVEX 1519 and ANAVEX 1066 being developed to treat Alzheimer’s disease and other central nervous system (CNS) diseases.

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