Dynavax Technologies Co. (DVAX) Director Sells $20,940.00 in Stock

Dynavax Technologies Co. (NASDAQ:DVAX) Director Francis Cano sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $10.47, for a total value of $20,940.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Shares of Dynavax Technologies stock traded down $0.16 on Friday, reaching $10.54. 841,769 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 703,972. The stock has a market capitalization of $670.80 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -6.09 and a beta of 0.46. Dynavax Technologies Co. has a 52 week low of $9.63 and a 52 week high of $22.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03, a quick ratio of 5.90 and a current ratio of 6.29.

Dynavax Technologies (NASDAQ:DVAX) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 5th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.65) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.57) by ($0.08). The business had revenue of $1.46 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.16 million. Dynavax Technologies had a negative return on equity of 97.79% and a negative net margin of 5,044.85%. Dynavax Technologies’s quarterly revenue was up 2822.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted ($0.38) earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Dynavax Technologies Co. will post -2.51 EPS for the current year.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its position in shares of Dynavax Technologies by 1.8% during the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 264,669 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $3,282,000 after purchasing an additional 4,591 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its position in shares of Dynavax Technologies by 6.0% during the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 87,721 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $1,087,000 after purchasing an additional 4,979 shares during the period. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC raised its position in shares of Dynavax Technologies by 39.2% during the third quarter. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC now owns 29,170 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $362,000 after purchasing an additional 8,220 shares during the period. Alps Advisors Inc. raised its position in shares of Dynavax Technologies by 11.2% during the second quarter. Alps Advisors Inc. now owns 90,375 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $1,378,000 after purchasing an additional 9,103 shares during the period. Finally, Quantbot Technologies LP acquired a new position in shares of Dynavax Technologies during the third quarter worth approximately $131,000. 76.73% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

DVAX has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 price target on shares of Dynavax Technologies in a report on Monday, October 1st. ValuEngine upgraded Dynavax Technologies from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 23rd. BidaskClub cut Dynavax Technologies from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 18th. Cowen restated a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 price target on shares of Dynavax Technologies in a report on Monday, October 22nd. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada cut their price target on Dynavax Technologies from $26.00 to $25.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, November 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. Dynavax Technologies currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $28.00.

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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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