Why Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (INO) Stock Price Dropped Up To -4.02% Today

Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:INO) is a stock to watch today. At current price of $2.39, the shares have already lost -0.1 points (-4.02% lower) from its previous close of $2.49. The stock sets an active trading volume day with a reported 335021 contracts so far this session. INO shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 1.01 million shares, but with a 93.33 million float and a -6.39% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for INO stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $9.5 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 297.49% from where the INO share price has been trading recently which is between $2.42 and $2.6. There are some brokerage firms that offer lower targets than the average, with one of them, even setting their price target at $6.

The shorts are running away from Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (INO) stock. The latest set of short interest data was released on 31 July 2019, and the numbers show a drop in short interest in INO shares. While short interest still represents only 11.92% of INO’s float, the number of shares shorted have fallen by -186810. The number of shares shorted fell to 10937450 shares, down from 11124260 shares during the preceding fortnight. With average daily trading volumes at 692233 shares, days to cover decreased to about 21.21347 days. The most recent news story about the stock that appeared in Yahoo Finance‘s news section was titled “Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (INO) Q2 2019 Earnings Call Transcript” and dated August 09, 2019.

During the recent trading session for Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:INO), the company witnessed their stock drop by $-0.32 over a week and tumble down $-0.56 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $6.3, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be lower. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 10/02/18. The recent low of $2.15 stood for a -62.06% since 06/03/19, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 2.03 is also allocated to the stock. Since the beta is greater than one, it implies that the stock is more volatile than the market, a data that traders are keeping close attention to.

Looking at the current readings for Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the two-week RSI stands at 35.42. This figure suggests that INO stock, for now, is neutral, meaning that the shares are stable in terms of price movement. The stochastic readings, on the other hand, based on the current INO readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 12.24% at this stage. This figure means that INO share price today is being overbought.

Technical chart claims that Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (INO) would settle between $2.59/share to $2.68/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $2.41 mark, then the market for Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $2.32 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the red zone of MACD, with the indicator reading -0.12. Traders are always alerted for the move of a stock above or below the zero line due to the fact that the reading is an indicator of the position of the short-term average relative to the long-term average. If the MACD is above the zero line, then the short-term average relative is above that of the long-term average, thus implying an upward momentum. Vice versa is the case if the MACD is below the zero line.

Analysts at Maxim Group lifted target price for shares of INO but were stick to Buy recommendation for the stock in their opinion released on February 15. The price target has been raised from $12 to $8. RBC Capital Mkts, analysts launched coverage of Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:INO) stock with a Outperform recommendation, according to their flash note issued to investors on October 18. Analysts at Citigroup, made their first call for the equity with a Buy recommendation, according to a research note that dated back to September 06.

INO equity has an average rating of 1.62, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 8 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 0 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 8 were split even though not equally. Some analysts rate the stock as a buy or a strong buy while no rated it as a sell. 8 analysts rated Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:INO) as a buy or a strong buy while not a single analyst advised that investors should desist from purchasing the stock or sell them if they already own the company’s stock.

Moving on, INO stock price is currently trading at 0X forward 12-month Consensus EPS estimates, and its P/S ratio is 11.57 while for the average stock in the same group, the multiple is 49.47.

Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (INO)’s current-quarter revenues are projected to climb by nearly 122.8% to hit $4.46 million, based on current Zacks Consensus Estimate. The firm’s full-year revenues are expected to expand by over 3.08% from $30.48 million to a noteworthy $31.42 million. At the other end of the current quarter income statement, Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is expected to see its adjusted earnings surge by roughly 7.41% to hit $-0.25 per share. For the fiscal year, INO’s earnings are projected to climb by roughly 9.52% to hit $-0.95 per share.