Iovance Biotherapeutics Inc. [IOVA] Stock trading around $8.20 per share: What’s Next?


Iovance Biotherapeutics Inc. [NASDAQ: IOVA] closed the trading session at $8.20 on 06/15/22. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $7.67, while the highest price level was $8.37. The company report on June 13, 2022 that Iovance Biotherapeutics Appoints Wendy L. Dixon, Ph.D., to Board of Directors.

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Iovance Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: IOVA), a late-stage biotechnology company developing novel T cell-based cancer immunotherapies (tumor infiltrating lymphocyte, TIL, and peripheral-blood lymphocyte, PBL), today announced the appointment of Wendy L. Dixon, Ph.D., to the company’s Board of Directors, effective June 10, 2022. Dr. Dixon has more than 40 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, building and leading organizations and launching and growing more than 20 major global pharmaceutical products, including many highly successful multibillion dollar global brands.

Iain Dukes, D. Phil., Chairman of the Board of Directors of Iovance, stated, “Wendy has a successful track record in commercial leadership and new product launches, as well as a strong reputation for strategic thinking and executional focus. She is also skilled in directing the interface between R&D and marketing to align the needs of key stakeholders. Iovance is fortunate to have Wendy join our board as we prepare to submit our first BLA and transition into a fully-integrated commercial organization with a rich development pipeline.”.

The stocks have a year to date performance of -57.05 percent and weekly performance of -10.28 percent. The stock has been moved at -54.16 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed -41.64 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed -38.76 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 4.03M shares, IOVA reached to a volume of 4132602 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Iovance Biotherapeutics Inc. [IOVA]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for IOVA shares is $30.77 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on IOVA stock is a recommendation set at 1.90. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Stifel have made an estimate for Iovance Biotherapeutics Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on January 28, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Cowen raised their target price to Outperform. The new note on the price target was released on December 07, 2021, representing the official price target for Iovance Biotherapeutics Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $32, while JMP Securities analysts kept a Mkt Outperform rating on IOVA stock. On May 20, 2021, analysts decreased their price target for IOVA shares from 35 to 18.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Iovance Biotherapeutics Inc. is set at 1.17 The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.34, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.98.

IOVA stock trade performance evaluation

Iovance Biotherapeutics Inc. [IOVA] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -10.28. With this latest performance, IOVA shares dropped by -41.64% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -54.16% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -65.88% 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 IOVA stock in for the last two-week period is set at 38.03, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 39.56, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 38.36 for Iovance Biotherapeutics Inc. [IOVA]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 13.55, while it was recorded at 8.09 for the last single week of trading, and 18.06 for the last 200 days.

Iovance Biotherapeutics Inc. [IOVA]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Iovance Biotherapeutics Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 6.40 and a Current Ratio set at 6.40.

Iovance Biotherapeutics Inc. [IOVA]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $1,205 million, or 99.70% of IOVA stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of IOVA stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 12,341,653, which is approximately 1.179% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; PERCEPTIVE ADVISORS LLC, holding 12,201,261 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $94.32 million in IOVA stocks shares; and WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT GROUP LLP, currently with $87.26 million in IOVA stock with ownership of nearly 17.786% of the company’s market capitalization.

154 institutional holders increased their position in Iovance Biotherapeutics Inc. [NASDAQ:IOVA] by around 22,395,191 shares. Additionally, 110 investors decreased positions by around 22,426,028 shares, while 28 investors held positions by with 111,104,021 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 155,925,240 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. IOVA stock had 44 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,093,435 shares, while 42 institutional investors sold positions of 6,684,832 shares during the same period.