Dynavax Technologies Co. (DVAX) VP Sells $57,511.20 in Stock

Dynavax Technologies Co. (NASDAQ:DVAX) VP David Louis Johnson sold 3,092 shares of Dynavax Technologies stock in a transaction on Thursday, January 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.60, for a total transaction of $57,511.20. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 7,780 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $144,708. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Dynavax Technologies Co. (NASDAQ:DVAX) traded down $0.30 during trading on Friday, reaching $15.75. 2,564,486 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,350,000. The company has a market capitalization of $954.39, a P/E ratio of -8.04 and a beta of 1.31. Dynavax Technologies Co. has a 1-year low of $3.70 and a 1-year high of $24.45.

Dynavax Technologies (NASDAQ:DVAX) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, November 3rd. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.38) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.53) by $0.15. The business had revenue of $0.05 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $0.28 million. Dynavax Technologies had a negative net margin of 1,177.60% and a negative return on equity of 65.97%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 68.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.90) earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that Dynavax Technologies Co. will post -1.72 EPS for the current year.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of DVAX. Russell Investments Group Ltd. lifted its stake in Dynavax Technologies by 24.0% in the second quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 155,095 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $1,496,000 after purchasing an additional 30,036 shares during the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its stake in Dynavax Technologies by 77.6% in the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 181,161 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $1,749,000 after purchasing an additional 79,141 shares during the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers lifted its stake in Dynavax Technologies by 35.5% in the second quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 60,503 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $584,000 after purchasing an additional 15,865 shares during the last quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board bought a new stake in Dynavax Technologies in the second quarter worth $328,000. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its stake in Dynavax Technologies by 41.7% in the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 250,862 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $2,421,000 after purchasing an additional 73,866 shares during the last quarter. 70.54% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on DVAX shares. Cantor Fitzgerald started coverage on shares of Dynavax Technologies in a report on Friday, September 15th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $24.00 price objective for the company. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $28.00 price objective (up from $26.00) on shares of Dynavax Technologies in a report on Monday, September 25th. Cowen reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 price objective on shares of Dynavax Technologies in a report on Friday, November 3rd. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Dynavax Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Dynavax Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 6th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $25.17.

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Dynavax Technologies Company Profile

Dynavax Technologies Corporation is a clinical-stage immunotherapy company. The Company is focused on leveraging the body’s innate and adaptive immune responses through toll-like receptor (TLR) stimulation. Its product candidates are being investigated for use in multiple cancer indications, as a vaccine for the prevention of hepatitis B and as a disease modifying therapy for asthma.

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