Saturday, 27 May, 2017

Novavax, Inc. (NVAX) Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest

Laurie Berry | 20 May, 2017, 03:39

The average volume of a stock suggests the liquidity of a particular company. The company's market cap is $269.45 Million, and the average volume is 6.56 Million.

Shares of Novavax (NASDAQ:NVAX) traded up 5.83% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $1.09. Its book value per share for the most recent quarter is $-0.11 while its price to book ratio for the same period is 0, as for as the company's cash per share for the most recent quarter is $0.81, however its price to cash per share ratio for the same period is 1.28. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.21) EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of ($0.23) by $0.02.

Moving average is significant analytical tool used to discover current price trends and the possibility for a change in an established trend. Comparatively, NVAX posted earnings of $-0.22 per share in the same quarter, a year earlier. Looking ahead to earnings forecasts, for the running fiscal period, Wall Street analysts have anticipated that the company will report -0.16 earnings per share.

The company's revenue in the quarter amounted to $5.7 million which is a 35% increase from the $4.2 that was reported in the same period in 2016. It has a return on equity (ROE) of -787.40%. Novavax's quarterly revenue was up 34.6% on a year-over-year basis. For passive investors (long-term) earnings per shares and its growth is most valuable indicator for investment, as ICLR has EPS growth of 17.00% for this year while, NVAX standing at -72.80%.

According to analysts Novavax Inc (NASDAQ:NVAX)'s minimum EPS for the current quarter is at $-0.17 and can go high up to $-0.15. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a "neutral" rating and issued a $2.00 target price on shares of Novavax in a report on Wednesday, March 1st. Zacks Investment Research cut Novavax from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research note on Saturday, January 21st.

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Novavax, Inc. was covered by a number of analysts recently, 1 rated the stock as Buy, 0 rated Outperform, 6 rated Hold, 0 gave an Underperform and 0 rated sell. Novavax has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $5.61. The 200 SMA is considered so critically important a trend indicator that the event of the 50-day SMA crossing to the downside of the 200-day SMA is referred to as a death cross, signaling a serious bear market in a stock, index or other investment. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $0.84 per share, with a total value of $42,000.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 128,279 shares in the company, valued at approximately $107,754.36. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. The company has grown 8.80% in past 3 months and in the last five trades has moved up 3.14%. Corporate insiders own 3.50% of the company's stock.

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock.

Receive Novavax, Inc. News & Ratings Via Email - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Novavax, Inc. with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter. (NVAX) has weekly volatility of 12.89%% while its monthly volatility value is at 7.93%%. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. boosted its stake in Novavax by 4.3% in the third quarter. The Beta factor for the stock is listed at 1.02.

Recent action on shares of Proteon Therapeutics, Inc. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its position in shares of Novavax by 110.5% in the third quarter.

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