FBR & Co Reiterates “Buy” Rating for Lion Biotechnologies, Inc. (IOVA)

Lion Biotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:IOVA)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by investment analysts at FBR & Co in a research report issued on Wednesday, October 25th. They currently have a $17.50 target price on the biotechnology company’s stock. FBR & Co’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 117.39% from the company’s current price. FBR & Co also issued estimates for Lion Biotechnologies’ Q3 2017 earnings at ($0.30) EPS, Q4 2017 earnings at ($0.30) EPS, FY2017 earnings at ($1.22) EPS, Q1 2018 earnings at ($0.34) EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at ($0.34) EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at ($0.34) EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at ($0.34) EPS, FY2018 earnings at ($1.36) EPS, FY2019 earnings at ($1.35) EPS, FY2020 earnings at ($1.07) EPS and FY2021 earnings at ($0.34) EPS.

A number of other research firms have also recently issued reports on IOVA. HC Wainwright restated a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 price objective on shares of Lion Biotechnologies in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. set a $13.00 price target on Lion Biotechnologies and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Zacks Investment Research raised Lion Biotechnologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $8.25 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $11.00 price target on shares of Lion Biotechnologies in a research note on Tuesday, September 5th. Finally, Chardan Capital reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Lion Biotechnologies in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. Lion Biotechnologies currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $14.53.

Lion Biotechnologies (NASDAQ:IOVA) opened at $8.05 on Wednesday. Lion Biotechnologies has a 1 year low of $4.45 and a 1 year high of $8.60.

Lion Biotechnologies (NASDAQ:IOVA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The biotechnology company reported ($0.35) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.34) by ($0.01). sell-side analysts predict that Lion Biotechnologies will post -1.37 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its holdings in shares of Lion Biotechnologies by 44.2% in the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 103,528 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $801,000 after acquiring an additional 31,724 shares in the last quarter. Trexquant Investment LP bought a new stake in shares of Lion Biotechnologies in the third quarter worth about $307,000. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its holdings in shares of Lion Biotechnologies by 63.4% in the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 1,779,700 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $14,059,000 after acquiring an additional 690,527 shares in the last quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd acquired a new position in shares of Lion Biotechnologies during the third quarter worth about $133,000. Finally, SG Americas Securities LLC boosted its position in shares of Lion Biotechnologies by 385.3% during the third quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 50,295 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $390,000 after buying an additional 39,931 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 66.64% of the company’s stock.

Lion Biotechnologies Company Profile

Iovance Biotherapeutics, Inc, formerly Lion Biotechnologies, Inc, is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of cancer immunotherapy products designed to harness the power of a patient’s own immune system to eradicate cancer cells. The Company’s lead program is an adoptive cell therapy utilizing tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes, which are T cells derived from patients’ tumors, for the treatment of metastatic melanoma.

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