Jong Joseph Kim Sells 103,750 Shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc (INO) Stock

Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:INO) CEO Jong Joseph Kim sold 103,750 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, April 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $5.14, for a total transaction of $533,275.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 2,395,557 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $12,313,162.98. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

Shares of INO opened at $5.06 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $468.02, a P/E ratio of -4.64 and a beta of 2.51. Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc has a twelve month low of $3.76 and a twelve month high of $9.86.

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Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INO) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, March 14th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.24) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.30) by $0.06. The company had revenue of $8.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $9.13 million. Inovio Pharmaceuticals had a negative net margin of 208.92% and a negative return on equity of 66.07%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 3.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned ($0.35) earnings per share. research analysts forecast that Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc will post -1.07 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the stock. HC Wainwright set a $13.00 target price on shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday. Maxim Group set a $8.00 target price on shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Royal Bank of Canada raised their target price on shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals from $11.00 to $14.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 15th. BidaskClub raised shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 14th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Inovio Pharmaceuticals presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $19.07.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in INO. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL bought a new stake in shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals during the third quarter valued at approximately $101,000. Neuberger Berman Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals during the third quarter valued at approximately $115,000. Engineers Gate Manager LP bought a new stake in shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals during the third quarter valued at approximately $117,000. Teacher Retirement System of Texas bought a new stake in shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $120,000. Finally, Belpointe Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals during the third quarter valued at approximately $150,000. 31.50% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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Inovio Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc (Inovio) is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company, which is involved in developing deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) immunotherapies and vaccines focused on treating and preventing cancers and infectious diseases. The Company’s DNA-based immunotherapies, in combination with its electroporation delivery devices, generates immune responses, in particular T cells, in the body to fight target diseases.

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