Aptevo Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:APVO) insider Marvin L. White bought 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 4th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $2.38 per share, with a total value of $23,800.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 203,603 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $484,575.14. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

APVO stock traded down $0.02 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $2.24. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 619 shares, compared to its average volume of 73,334. The company has a quick ratio of 3.65, a current ratio of 3.91 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43. The company has a market capitalization of $54.68 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -1.49 and a beta of 2.06. Aptevo Therapeutics Inc has a 12 month low of $2.22 and a 12 month high of $6.35.

Aptevo Therapeutics (NASDAQ:APVO) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 14th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.56) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.57) by $0.01. Aptevo Therapeutics had a negative net margin of 252.44% and a negative return on equity of 78.85%. The business had revenue of $5.82 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $6.87 million. On average, research analysts expect that Aptevo Therapeutics Inc will post -2.31 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its stake in shares of Aptevo Therapeutics by 5.5% in the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,425,567 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $7,242,000 after buying an additional 73,911 shares during the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its stake in shares of Aptevo Therapeutics by 11.1% in the third quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 1,277,100 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $6,488,000 after buying an additional 127,700 shares during the last quarter. Sessa Capital IM L.P. lifted its stake in shares of Aptevo Therapeutics by 35.9% in the third quarter. Sessa Capital IM L.P. now owns 706,613 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $3,590,000 after buying an additional 186,719 shares during the last quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Aptevo Therapeutics by 20.2% in the third quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 441,765 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $2,244,000 after buying an additional 74,256 shares during the last quarter. Finally, EAM Investors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Aptevo Therapeutics in the second quarter worth $552,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 32.77% of the company’s stock.

Several research firms have commented on APVO. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Aptevo Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $5.75 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, August 14th. ValuEngine raised shares of Aptevo Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, August 13th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued an “overweight” rating and issued a $11.00 target price on shares of Aptevo Therapeutics in a research report on Friday, August 10th. LADENBURG THALM/SH SH began coverage on shares of Aptevo Therapeutics in a research report on Monday, November 5th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $14.00 target price for the company. Finally, Roth Capital set a $12.00 target price on shares of Aptevo Therapeutics and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 15th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $10.69.

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About Aptevo Therapeutics

Aptevo Therapeutics Inc, a biotechnology company, engages in the discovery, development, commercialization, and sale of novel oncology and hematology therapeutics in the United States. Its marketed products include IXINITY, which is indicated in adults and children 12 years of age and older with hemophilia B for control and prevention of bleeding episodes, and management of bleeding during operations; and WinRho SDF for the treatment of autoimmune platelet disorders, as well as for the treatment of hemolytic disease of the newborn.

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