Dynavax Technologies Co. (DVAX) Insider David F. Novack Sells 16,109 Shares

Dynavax Technologies Co. (NASDAQ:DVAX) insider David F. Novack sold 16,109 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.30, for a total transaction of $262,576.70. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

DVAX opened at $18.55 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $1,144.18, a P/E ratio of -10.72 and a beta of 0.84. Dynavax Technologies Co. has a 1 year low of $5.05 and a 1 year high of $24.45.

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Dynavax Technologies (NASDAQ:DVAX) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, March 8th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.43) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.11) by ($0.32). Dynavax Technologies had a negative return on equity of 57.43% and a negative net margin of 29,099.08%. The business had revenue of $0.02 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $0.53 million. analysts expect that Dynavax Technologies Co. will post -1.91 earnings per share for the current year.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. grew its position in Dynavax Technologies by 29.9% in the third quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 235,310 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $5,060,000 after acquiring an additional 54,149 shares in the last quarter. Swiss National Bank grew its position in Dynavax Technologies by 40.7% in the third quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 99,878 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $2,147,000 after acquiring an additional 28,900 shares in the last quarter. First Republic Investment Management Inc. acquired a new stake in Dynavax Technologies in the third quarter valued at approximately $2,414,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp grew its position in Dynavax Technologies by 43.4% in the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 359,650 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $7,733,000 after acquiring an additional 108,788 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Northern Trust Corp grew its position in Dynavax Technologies by 20.7% in the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 571,883 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $5,519,000 after acquiring an additional 98,251 shares in the last quarter. 71.22% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

DVAX has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. BidaskClub raised shares of Dynavax Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 price objective on shares of Dynavax Technologies in a research note on Friday, March 9th. Cowen reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 price objective on shares of Dynavax Technologies in a research note on Wednesday, February 21st. ValuEngine raised shares of Dynavax Technologies from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase downgraded shares of Dynavax Technologies from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and dropped their target price for the stock from $31.00 to $25.00 in a research report on Wednesday, February 14th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $24.67.

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Dynavax Technologies Company Profile

Dynavax Technologies Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on leveraging the power of the body's innate and adaptive immune responses through toll-like receptor (TLR) stimulation. The company's lead product candidates include HEPLISAV-B, a hepatitis B vaccine for prevention of infection caused by all known subtypes of the virus in adults age 18 years and older; SD-101, a cancer immunotherapy that is in Phase 2 clinical studies; and DV281, an investigational TLR9 agonist for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer.

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