Dynavax Technologies (NASDAQ:DVAX) was downgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report released on Friday.

Other research analysts have also recently issued research reports about the stock. Cowen restated a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 target price on shares of Dynavax Technologies in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Royal Bank of Canada restated an “outperform” rating and set a $28.00 target price (up previously from $26.00) on shares of Dynavax Technologies in a report on Monday, September 25th. Cantor Fitzgerald increased their target price on shares of Dynavax Technologies from $24.00 to $25.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Dynavax Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Dynavax Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $25.17.

Shares of Dynavax Technologies (DVAX) opened at $15.42 on Friday. Dynavax Technologies has a 12-month low of $3.70 and a 12-month high of $24.45. The stock has a market cap of $934.70, a price-to-earnings ratio of -7.87 and a beta of 1.31.

Dynavax Technologies (NASDAQ:DVAX) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, November 3rd. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.38) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.53) by $0.15. Dynavax Technologies had a negative net margin of 1,177.60% and a negative return on equity of 65.97%. The company had revenue of $0.05 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $0.28 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned ($0.90) earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was down 68.8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts anticipate that Dynavax Technologies will post -1.72 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Dynavax Technologies news, insider Robert Coffman sold 7,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.90, for a total value of $141,750.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, VP David Louis Johnson sold 3,092 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, January 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.60, for a total transaction of $57,511.20. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 7,780 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $144,708. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 2.90% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in DVAX. PointState Capital LP acquired a new stake in Dynavax Technologies in the second quarter valued at $13,510,000. Lord Abbett & CO. LLC acquired a new stake in Dynavax Technologies in the second quarter valued at $7,777,000. GMT Capital Corp lifted its stake in Dynavax Technologies by 28.2% in the second quarter. GMT Capital Corp now owns 3,005,137 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $29,450,000 after acquiring an additional 660,637 shares during the last quarter. Bain Capital Public Equity Management LLC acquired a new stake in Dynavax Technologies in the second quarter valued at $4,741,000. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its stake in Dynavax Technologies by 344.8% in the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 505,227 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $4,876,000 after acquiring an additional 391,632 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 70.54% of the company’s stock.

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Dynavax Technologies Company Profile

Dynavax Technologies Corporation is a clinical-stage immunotherapy company. The Company is focused on leveraging the body’s innate and adaptive immune responses through toll-like receptor (TLR) stimulation. Its product candidates are being investigated for use in multiple cancer indications, as a vaccine for the prevention of hepatitis B and as a disease modifying therapy for asthma.

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