Vical Inc. (NASDAQ:VICL) has received a consensus broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy rating.
Brokers have set a 12-month consensus price objective of $8.00 for the company and are forecasting that the company will post ($0.25) earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Vical an industry rank of 108 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.
A number of research analysts have issued reports on the stock. HC Wainwright restated a “buy” rating on shares of Vical in a research report on Tuesday, July 19th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Vical from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $3.50 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, September 21st.
Shares of Vical (NASDAQ:VICL) traded down 1.0847% on Monday, reaching $3.0367. 19,208 shares of the company were exchanged. The stock’s market capitalization is $27.96 million. Vical has a 12 month low of $2.80 and a 12 month high of $5.40. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $3.54 and a 200-day moving average price of $4.00.
Vical (NASDAQ:VICL) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, August 9th. The company reported ($0.14) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.28) by $0.14. Vical had a negative net margin of 30.81% and a negative return on equity of 14.18%. The company had revenue of $4.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.50 million. On average, equities analysts expect that Vical will post ($0.86) EPS for the current fiscal year.
Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its stake in shares of Vical by 29.8% in the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 2,073,599 shares of the company’s stock worth $811,000 after buying an additional 476,499 shares in the last quarter. ClariVest Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Vical during the second quarter worth $208,000. Eagle Global Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Vical during the second quarter worth $178,000. Finally, BlackRock Fund Advisors increased its stake in shares of Vical by 32.5% in the second quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 23,459 shares of the company’s stock worth $106,000 after buying an additional 5,750 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 31.48% of the company’s stock.
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