Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. [NASDAQ: INO] gained 1.26% or 0.11 points to close at $8.84 with a heavy trading volume of 5953705 shares. The company report on April 10, 2021 that INOVIO INVESTIGATION CONTINUED by Former Louisiana Attorney General: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Continues to Investigate the Officers and Directors of Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. – INO.
Former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., Esq., a partner at the law firm of Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC (“KSF”), announces that KSF continues its investigation into Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NasdaqGS: INO).
On March 9, 2020 Citron Research published a statement highlighting the Company’s “ludicrous and dangerous claim that they designed a [COVID-19] vaccine in 3 hours” and calling for an SEC investigation into the claims. That same day, the Company disclosed that its purported COVID-19 vaccine, which had been developed “within three hours,” was not a fully-fledged vaccine at all, but merely a construct for a vaccine.
It opened the trading session at $8.80, the shares rose to $9.20 and dropped to $8.69, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for INO points out that the company has recorded -28.88% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -28.49% lower than its most recent low trading price.
If we look at the average trading volume of 14.53M shares, INO reached to a volume of 5953705 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. [INO]:
BofA Securities have made an estimate for Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on March 23, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Oppenheimer raised their target price to Outperform. The new note on the price target was released on February 12, 2021, representing the official price target for Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. is set at 0.53, with the Price to Sales ratio for INO stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 251.13. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 3.35, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.96.
Trading performance analysis for INO stock
Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. [INO] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -0.67. With this latest performance, INO shares dropped by -15.41% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -28.88% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 18.82% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for INO stock in for the last two-week period is set at 42.27, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 43.56, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 43.13 for Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. [INO]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 10.87, while it was recorded at 8.67 for the last single week of trading, and 13.15 for the last 200 days.
Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. [INO]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. [INO] shares currently have an operating margin of -1760.60. Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -2245.39.
Return on Total Capital for INO is now -43.13, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -55.59. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -71.64, with Return on Assets sitting at -47.85. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. [INO] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 8.47. Additionally, INO Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 7.81, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 7.18. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 7.96, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 7.34.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. [INO] managed to generate an average of -$635,157 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 0.70 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.02.Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 11.30 and a Current Ratio set at 11.30.
Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. [INO]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis
With the latest financial reports released by the company, Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. posted -0.26/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -0.22/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -18.20%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for INO.
An analysis of insider ownership at Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. [INO]
There are presently around $582 million, or 32.20% of INO stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of INO stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 14,242,941, which is approximately 3.871% of the company’s market cap and around 1.20% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 9,185,639 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $81.2 million in INO stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $78.63 million in INO stock with ownership of nearly 11.162% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 125 institutional holders increased their position in Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. [NASDAQ:INO] by around 10,166,767 shares. Additionally, 90 investors decreased positions by around 5,166,017 shares, while 43 investors held positions by with 50,544,887 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 65,877,671 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. INO stock had 56 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,599,488 shares, while 35 institutional investors sold positions of 1,822,732 shares during the same period.