Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (INO) Traders Should Start Listening to Analysts

Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (INO) shares saw a recent bid of $7.76 and 906.14TH shares have exchanged hands in the recent trading session, yielding a -5.25% decline over the past week. The stock price decreased -3.00% or $0.24 versus $8.00 at the end of the prior session. This change led market cap to move at $575.43M, putting the price -33.19% below the 52-week high and 33.10% above the 52-week low. The company’s stock has a normal trading capacity of 1.51M shares while the relative volume is 0.60.

To stay one step ahead we extended our research by comparing different price targets. The stock notched a 12-month high of $12.80 while $14.00 target is by far the most aggressive out of analysts who are currently evaluating the company, $1.2 higher than the next highest 52-week price estimate. The lowest 12-month price target for the shares is $11.00, which would be an increase of about 42% of its current value. The mean target of $13.00 should be compared with the price when the stock was languishing around $5.83 a share. And it remains to be seen which target price INO can achieve without sacrificing much as the company is holding a -27.41% fall for the past twelve months.

By historical standards, Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. remains a cheap stock. The company’s current price-earnings ratio amounts above the average P/E ratio of 233.99 times earnings. For now, Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is the toast of Wall Street as its ABR stands at 1.80 with 1 out of 5 analysts rating the stock a buy. Over the short term, some market observers may have noticed that Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has a 14.80% short float with 15 days to cover. It becomes significant when you consider how many shares are shorted versus the average daily volume, means how many days to cover those short shares at that volume. Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has far performed well this year, with the share price up 11.82% since January. Over the past 2 quarters, the stock is up 9.92%, compared with a gain of nearly 24.96% for 3 months and about 5.72% for the past 30 days.

Revenue for the quarter also did not kill consensus, coming in at $10.38M, compared to the consensus of 5.83M. Nonetheless, from here on out, earnings per share forecasts for the current quarter are $-0.20. The company is expected to report EPS as high as $-0.01 and as low as $-0.37 per share. Similarly, full-year EPS forecasts have ranged between $-1.46 and $-0.75. The mean EPS estimate is $-1.10. On the other side, sales forecasts for the current quarter are $15.98M. The stock is expected to report revenue as high as $32.29M and as low as $5.2M per share. Similarly, full-year sales forecasts have ranged between $25.98M and $78.12M. The mean revenue estimate is $44.78M.

Over the last 5 years, Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has averaged a -15.80% YoY EPS growth rate and a 29.30% revenue growth rate. Analysts are expecting EPS growth rates to be at -135.30% this quarter and EPS estimate for next year reflect -25.00% growth rate.

Sell-side analysts also have something to say about this company. Piper Jaffray raised its rating on Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Overweight on 08/06/2017 in a reversal from its prior Neutral rating. Maxim Group analysts stated on 24/05/2017 that they maintained their Buy rating. Maxim Group raised its rating on Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Buy on 16/03/2017 in a reversal from its prior Hold rating. Piper Jaffray had a markedly different take on 16/03/2017, proposing that Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is now considered Neutral versus prior Overweight rating.

Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (INO) Traders Should Start Listening to Analysts was last modified: June 16th, 2017 by Rosemary Becker
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