Vascular Biogenics Ltd. (NASDAQ:VBLT) shares were down 4.5% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $4.15 and last traded at $4.20, with a volume of 235,307 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $4.40.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on VBLT shares. Roth Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $22.00 price objective on shares of Vascular Biogenics in a research note on Thursday, June 9th. HC Wainwright started coverage on Vascular Biogenics in a research note on Tuesday, June 28th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $11.00 price objective for the company. Chardan Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Vascular Biogenics in a research note on Tuesday, June 7th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Vascular Biogenics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 11th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Cos. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $14.00 price objective on shares of Vascular Biogenics in a research note on Tuesday, June 7th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. Vascular Biogenics presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $16.50.

The company’s 50 day moving average is $4.23 and its 200 day moving average is $3.68. The company’s market cap is $98.44 million.

Vascular Biogenics (NASDAQ:VBLT) last issued its earnings results on Friday, May 13th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.21) EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of ($0.21). On average, equities analysts predict that Vascular Biogenics Ltd. will post ($0.82) EPS for the current fiscal year.

Vascular Biogenics Ltd. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of first-in-class treatments for cancer. The Company’s program is based on its Vascular Targeting System (VTS) platform technology, which utilizes genetically targeted therapy to destroy newly formed, or angiogenic, blood vessels.

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