Axovant Sciences Ltd (AXON) Receives “Hold” Rating from Robert W. Baird

Axovant Sciences Ltd (NYSE:AXON)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by investment analysts at Robert W. Baird in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, November 1st. They currently have a $6.00 target price on the biotechnology company’s stock. Robert W. Baird’s price target suggests a potential upside of 12.36% from the company’s previous close.

Several other analysts have also issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub lowered shares of Axovant Sciences from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, September 15th. Evercore ISI initiated coverage on shares of Axovant Sciences in a research report on Friday, September 8th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $30.00 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Axovant Sciences from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $8.00 price target for the company in a research report on Monday, October 9th. Chardan Capital reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a $3.00 price target on shares of Axovant Sciences in a research report on Saturday, September 23rd. Finally, HC Wainwright reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Axovant Sciences in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Axovant Sciences has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $14.13.

Shares of Axovant Sciences (NYSE:AXON) opened at $5.34 on Wednesday. Axovant Sciences has a 12 month low of $4.60 and a 12 month high of $27.98. The company has a current ratio of 6.01, a quick ratio of 6.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.25.

Axovant Sciences (NYSE:AXON) last announced its earnings results on Monday, August 7th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.65) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.53) by ($0.12).

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Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. bought a new position in shares of Axovant Sciences in the third quarter worth about $101,000. Bank of America Corp DE grew its holdings in Axovant Sciences by 38.9% during the 1st quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 7,396 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $111,000 after acquiring an additional 2,072 shares in the last quarter. Legal & General Group Plc grew its holdings in Axovant Sciences by 20.2% during the 2nd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 6,955 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $162,000 after acquiring an additional 1,168 shares in the last quarter. American International Group Inc. grew its holdings in Axovant Sciences by 7.1% during the 1st quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 15,052 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $225,000 after acquiring an additional 998 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Russell Investments Group Ltd. grew its holdings in Axovant Sciences by 38.5% during the 2nd quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 10,041 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $233,000 after acquiring an additional 2,789 shares in the last quarter.

Axovant Sciences Company Profile

Axovant Sciences Ltd. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on acquiring, developing and commercializing therapeutics for the treatment of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease and Lewy body dementia. The Company intends to develop a pipeline of product candidates to address the cognitive, functional and behavioral aspects of dementia and related neurological disorders.

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