Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:INO) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the thirteen brokerages that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have given a hold recommendation and eight have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $20.20.

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on INO shares. HC Wainwright set a $13.00 price target on shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, July 7th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $8.75 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. Aegis reissued a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 target price on shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Maxim Group set a $12.00 target price on shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th.

Shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INO) traded down 0.32% during trading on Wednesday, reaching $6.23. 869,299 shares of the company were exchanged. The firm’s market cap is $562.11 million. Inovio Pharmaceuticals has a 52-week low of $5.28 and a 52-week high of $9.86. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $6.22 and its 200-day moving average is $6.64.

Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INO) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.13) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.21) by $0.08. Inovio Pharmaceuticals had a negative net margin of 153.46% and a negative return on equity of 63.67%. The firm had revenue of $20.41 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $16.29 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.26) earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 229.2% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts predict that Inovio Pharmaceuticals will post ($0.95) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd purchased a new position in Inovio Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter worth about $107,000. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. boosted its holdings in Inovio Pharmaceuticals by 5.0% during the second quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 21,000 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $164,000 after purchasing an additional 1,000 shares during the last quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. purchased a new position in Inovio Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter worth about $171,000. OxFORD Asset Management LLP purchased a new position in Inovio Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter worth about $194,000. Finally, Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd purchased a new position in Inovio Pharmaceuticals during the second quarter worth about $197,000. 24.83% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About Inovio Pharmaceuticals

Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc (Inovio) is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company, which is involved in developing deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) immunotherapies and vaccines focused on treating and preventing cancers and infectious diseases. The Company’s DNA-based immunotherapies, in combination with its electroporation delivery devices, generates immune responses, in particular T cells, in the body to fight target diseases.

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