Vascular Biogenics Ltd. (NASDAQ:VBLT)’s share price traded up 7.4% during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as high as $4.37 and last traded at $4.23, with a volume of 542,679 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.94.

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Vascular Biogenics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 5th. Roth Capital reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 target price on shares of Vascular Biogenics in a research report on Thursday, June 9th. HC Wainwright assumed coverage on shares of Vascular Biogenics in a research report on Tuesday, June 28th. They set a “buy” rating and a $11.00 target price on the stock. Chardan Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Vascular Biogenics in a research report on Tuesday, June 7th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Cos. reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 target price on shares of Vascular Biogenics in a research report on Tuesday, June 7th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $16.50.

The firm’s 50-day moving average is $4.12 and its 200 day moving average is $3.63. The firm’s market cap is $95.52 million.

Vascular Biogenics (NASDAQ:VBLT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, May 13th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.21) earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of ($0.21). Equities research 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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