Bailard Inc. grew its position in shares of Dynavax Technologies Co. (NASDAQ:DVAX) by 333.3% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 195,000 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after purchasing an additional 150,000 shares during the period. Bailard Inc.’s holdings in Dynavax Technologies were worth $2,418,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its stake in 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 in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its stake in 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 in the last quarter. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC lifted its stake in 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 in the last quarter. Alps Advisors Inc. lifted its stake in 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 in the last quarter. Finally, Quantbot Technologies LP acquired a new position in Dynavax Technologies during the third quarter worth $131,000. Institutional investors own 76.73% of the company’s stock.

DVAX has been the topic of a number of research reports. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 price target on shares of Dynavax Technologies in a research note on Monday, October 1st. ValuEngine upgraded Dynavax Technologies from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 23rd. BidaskClub cut Dynavax Technologies from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 18th. Cowen reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $30.00 price objective on shares of Dynavax Technologies in a research note on Monday, October 22nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Dynavax Technologies from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 9th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. Dynavax Technologies currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $28.00.

Shares of NASDAQ DVAX opened at $10.60 on Thursday. The firm has a market capitalization of $708.41 million, a PE ratio of -6.13 and a beta of 0.46. 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 Co. has a 12-month low of $9.63 and a 12-month high of $22.80.

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

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About Dynavax Technologies

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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