Shares of Vical Inc. (NASDAQ:VICL) were up 4.3% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as $3.19 and last traded at $3.13, with a volume of 88,163 shares. The stock had previously closed at $3.00.

Several analysts recently issued reports on VICL shares. HC Wainwright reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Vical in a report on Tuesday, July 19th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Vical from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $3.50 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday.

The stock’s market capitalization is $29.00 million. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $3.96 and a 200-day moving average of $4.08.

Vical (NASDAQ:VICL) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August 9th. The company reported ($0.14) EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.28) by $0.14. The firm had revenue of $4.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.50 million. Vical had a negative net margin of 30.81% and a negative return on equity of 14.18%. On average, analysts anticipate that Vical Inc. will post ($0.86) earnings per share for the current year.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. BlackRock Fund Advisors increased its stake in shares of Vical by 32.5% in the second quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 23,459 shares of the company’s stock valued at $106,000 after buying an additional 5,750 shares during the period. Eagle Global Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Vical during the second quarter valued at approximately $178,000. ClariVest Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Vical during the second quarter valued at approximately $208,000. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its stake in shares of Vical by 29.8% in the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 2,073,599 shares of the company’s stock valued at $811,000 after buying an additional 476,499 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 31.48% of the company’s stock.

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