NovoCure Ltd. (NVCR) Trading Down 3.3%
NovoCure Ltd. (NASDAQ:NVCR)’s share price traded down 3.3% during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as low as $11.57 and last traded at $11.61, with a volume of 129,497 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $12.00.
Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Wedbush reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $30.00 price target on shares of NovoCure in a report on Wednesday, July 6th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of NovoCure from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, May 13th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. NovoCure currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $28.57.
The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $11.54 and a 200 day moving average price of $12.96. The company’s market capitalization is $978.73 million.
NovoCure (NASDAQ:NVCR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, May 9th. The company reported ($0.42) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.33) by $0.09. The business earned $13.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $23.65 million. On average, analysts anticipate that NovoCure Ltd. will post ($1.38) EPS for the current year.
In related news, COO Michael J. Ambrogi sold 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.24, for a total transaction of $244,800.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 324,084 shares in the company, valued at $3,966,788.16. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.
Several institutional investors have made changes to their positions in the stock. Hartline Investment Corp acquired a new position in shares of NovoCure during the fourth quarter worth approximately $1,143,000. Century Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of NovoCure during the fourth quarter worth approximately $2,970,000. Finally, Morgan Stanley acquired a new position in shares of NovoCure during the fourth quarter worth approximately $9,619,000.
NovoCure Limited is a commercial-stage oncology company. The Company is engaged in developing a therapy called TTFields for the treatment of solid tumor cancers. TTFields is a low-toxicity anti-mitotic treatment that uses low-intensity, intermediate frequency, alternating electric fields to exert physical forces on molecules inside cancer cells, disrupting the basic machinery for normal cell division, leading to cancer cell death.
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