Analysts Expect Novavax, Inc. (NVAX) to Announce -$0.18 EPS

Several brokerages recently weighed in on NVAX.

When it comes to the Analysis of a Stock, Price Target plays a vital role. To make a proper assessment, investors seek a sound estimate of this year's and next year's earnings per share (EPS), as well as a strong sense of how much the company will earn even farther down the road.

The company reported $8.9 million in general and administrative expenses in Q1 2017 representing a 16% decrease, attributed to reduced professional fees for pre-commercialization activities, from the $10.5 million that was reported in Q1 2016.

Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ:NVAX) reported a net loss of (-$43.9) million or (-$0.16) per share in the first quarter compared to the (-$77.3) million or (-$0.29) per share reported in the first quarter of the previous financial year. Over the last three months, insiders have purchased 105,000 shares of company stock worth $90,800. Two Sigma Securities LLC acquired a new position in shares of Novavax during the third quarter valued at approximately $751,000. To ponder your chances of picking a winning stock, take a deep look at its fundamentals, particularly its EPS growth.

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company.

Recent action on shares of Proteon Therapeutics, Inc. Noting its average daily volume at 3.41 million shares each day over the month, this signifies a pretty significant change over the norm. Overall, 7.41 Million shares exchanged hands versus its average trading volume of 6.56 Million shares. However, the stock is trading at -87.87% versus recent highs ($8.49). Latest closing price was -2.85% below its 50-day moving average and -56.05% below its 200-day moving average. The stock's market cap is $305.20 million.

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Maximum and minimum EPS estimate for the current quarter is projected at $-0.15 and $-0.17, respectively, according to 7 analysts. Novavax had a negative net margin of 1,908.41% and a negative return on equity of 189.14%. According to these analysts, the Low Revenue Estimate for Novavax, 4.5 Million and the High Revenue Estimate is 6.6 Million. The firm's revenue for the quarter was down 7.7% compared to the same quarter past year.

Based on data provided from analysts polled by Thomson Reuters, Proteon Therapeutics, Inc. has a current consensus target price of 3.75.

04/07/2015 - Novavax, Inc. had its "fair value" rating reiterated by analysts at Janney Montgomery Scott. If you are reading this story on another publication, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of USA and worldwide trademark and copyright law. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a "neutral" rating and issued a $2.00 target price on shares of Novavax in a report on Wednesday, March 1st.

Novavax, Inc. (NVAX) lost -8.85% to reach $1.03 in the previous trading session. Finally, FBR & Co reaffirmed an "outperform" rating and issued a $12.00 target price on shares of Novavax in a report on Wednesday, January 18th.

In terms of Buy, Sell or Hold recommendations, Novavax Inc (NASDAQ:NVAX) has analysts' mean recommendation of 2.7. The stock plunged -36.42 percent over the past quarter, while declined -23.7 percent over the past six months. The stock is now trading -4.23% below its SMA 50 and 5.49% above its SMA 200. The higher the return on equity, the better job a company is at optimizing the investment made on shareholders' behalf. State Street Corp now owns 19,971,040 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock worth $25,163,000 after buying an additional 9,947,481 shares during the last quarter.

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