Shares of NewLink Genetics Corporation (NASDAQ:NLNK) have earned an average rating of “Buy” from the eight analysts that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $25.67.

A number of research analysts recently commented on the company. Jefferies Group LLC lowered their price objective on NewLink Genetics Corporation from $26.00 to $25.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Friday. Stifel Nicolaus upped their price objective on NewLink Genetics Corporation from $25.00 to $29.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 price objective on shares of NewLink Genetics Corporation in a research note on Thursday. Bank of America Corporation assumed coverage on NewLink Genetics Corporation in a research note on Friday, October 13th. They set a “buy” rating and a $22.00 price objective for the company. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded NewLink Genetics Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th.

Shares of NewLink Genetics Corporation (NASDAQ:NLNK) traded up $0.30 on Thursday, reaching $8.87. The company had a trading volume of 1,340,294 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,432,581. NewLink Genetics Corporation has a 52-week low of $5.90 and a 52-week high of $25.17.

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In other NewLink Genetics Corporation news, major shareholder Stine Seed Farm, Inc. purchased 780,487 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, October 6th. The stock was bought at an average price of $10.25 per share, with a total value of $7,999,991.75. Following the completion of the purchase, the insider now owns 7,857,732 shares in the company, valued at approximately $80,541,753. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Corporate insiders own 13.70% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in NLNK. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. grew its stake in shares of NewLink Genetics Corporation by 337.3% in the third quarter. Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. now owns 328,000 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $3,339,000 after purchasing an additional 253,000 shares in the last quarter. Columbus Circle Investors boosted its stake in NewLink Genetics Corporation by 72.5% during the second quarter. Columbus Circle Investors now owns 591,765 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $4,349,000 after buying an additional 248,724 shares in the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. bought a new position in NewLink Genetics Corporation during the first quarter valued at about $3,453,000. American Century Companies Inc. bought a new position in NewLink Genetics Corporation during the third quarter valued at about $963,000. Finally, Quantitative Investment Management LLC bought a new position in NewLink Genetics Corporation during the second quarter valued at about $635,000. 55.09% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About NewLink Genetics Corporation

NewLink Genetics Corporation is a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing immunotherapeutic products for the treatment of cancer. The Company’s portfolio includes biologic and small-molecule immunotherapy product candidates for a range of oncology indications.

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