NovoCure Ltd. (NVCR) Stock Price Down 2.2%
Shares of NovoCure Ltd. (NASDAQ:NVCR) dropped 2.2% during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as low as $7.54 and last traded at $7.65, with a volume of 103,074 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $7.82.
NVCR has been the subject of several analyst reports. Wedbush dropped their target price on NovoCure from $30.00 to $20.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Friday, July 29th. Zacks Investment Research cut NovoCure from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 3rd. JMP Securities dropped their target price on NovoCure from $43.00 to $34.00 and set a “market outperform” rating for the company in a report on Friday, July 29th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. dropped their target price on NovoCure from $29.00 to $14.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a report on Friday, July 29th. Finally, Barclays PLC dropped their target price on NovoCure from $12.00 to $9.00 and set an “underweight” rating for the company in a report on Friday, July 29th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. NovoCure presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $21.43.
The firm’s market capitalization is $660.46 million. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $9.35 and a 200-day moving average price of $11.81.
NovoCure (NASDAQ:NVCR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported ($0.48) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.37) by $0.11. The firm earned $17.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $15.90 million. On average, equities analysts predict that NovoCure Ltd. will post ($1.74) earnings per share for the current year.
In other news, COO Michael J. Ambrogi sold 20,000 shares of NovoCure stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.24, for a total value of $244,800.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now owns 324,084 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,966,788.16. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Gert L. Perlhagen sold 676,576 shares of NovoCure stock in a transaction on Friday, August 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $1.85, for a total value of $1,251,665.60. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 676,576 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,251,665.60. 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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