Maxim Group reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (NASDAQ:AVXL) in a report issued on Tuesday. They currently have a $15.00 price objective on the stock.

Separately, FBR & Co reaffirmed an outperform rating and set a $10.00 target price on shares of Anavex Life Sciences Corp. in a report on Wednesday, October 5th.

Shares of Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (NASDAQ:AVXL) opened at 4.00 on Tuesday. Anavex Life Sciences Corp. has a 1-year low of $2.43 and a 1-year high of $8.30. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $3.23 and a 200 day moving average of $3.99. The company’s market capitalization is $142.84 million.

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Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in AVXL. BlackRock Fund Advisors boosted its stake in shares of Anavex Life Sciences Corp. by 15,563.2% in the second quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 849,417 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,190,000 after buying an additional 843,994 shares during the period. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. purchased a new stake in shares of Anavex Life Sciences Corp. during the second quarter worth about $1,739,000. Northern Trust Corp boosted its stake in shares of Anavex Life Sciences Corp. by 219.9% in the third quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 361,088 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,310,000 after buying an additional 248,221 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Anavex Life Sciences Corp. by 16.4% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,169,013 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,143,000 after buying an additional 164,686 shares during the period. Finally, BlackRock Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Anavex Life Sciences Corp. during the second quarter worth about $776,000. 12.83% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Anavex Life Sciences Corp.

Anavex Life Sciences Corp., is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of drug candidates. The Company’s lead compounds include ANAVEX 2-73, ANAVEX PLUS, a combination of ANAVEX 2-73 with donepezil (Aricept), ANAVEX 19-144, ANAVEX 1-41, ANAVEX 7-1037, ANAVEX 3-71, ANAVEX 1079, ANAVEX 1519 and ANAVEX 1066 being developed to treat Alzheimer’s disease and other central nervous system (CNS) diseases.

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