NovoCure Ltd. (NVCR) Shares Down 2.2%
NovoCure Ltd. (NASDAQ:NVCR) dropped 2.2% on Monday . The stock traded as low as $7.54 and last traded at $7.65, with a volume of 103,074 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $7.82.
NVCR has been the topic of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of NovoCure from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 3rd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their price objective on shares of NovoCure from $29.00 to $14.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, July 29th. Wedbush reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $30.00 price objective on shares of NovoCure in a research report on Wednesday, July 6th. Deutsche Bank AG cut their price objective on shares of NovoCure from $28.00 to $16.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, July 29th. Finally, Barclays PLC cut their price objective on shares of NovoCure from $12.00 to $9.00 and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, July 29th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $21.43.
The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $9.13 and its 200 day moving average price is $11.73. The company’s market capitalization is $650.17 million.
NovoCure (NASDAQ:NVCR) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported ($0.48) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.37) by $0.11. The firm earned $17.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $15.90 million. On average, equities research analysts predict that NovoCure Ltd. will post ($1.74) EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other NovoCure news, Director Gert L. Perlhagen sold 676,576 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $1.85, for a total value of $1,251,665.60. Following the transaction, the director now owns 676,576 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,251,665.60. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, COO Michael J. Ambrogi sold 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.24, for a total value of $244,800.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 324,084 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,966,788.16. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.
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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