The Vanguard Group, Inc. has recently announced that it has increased stake in Vaxart Inc. (NASDAQ:VXRT) by 0.75%. After grabbing 6.93 million shares, the institutional investor is now in possession of 51666.0 shares of the Healthcare Company. The new investment brought the stake of investor firm to 5.11% having worth around $5.63 million. Moreover, Geode Capital Management LLC increased its share by 82949.0 to have a control over 2.66 million shares. And SSgA Funds Management, Inc. raised its holdings to 0.26 million shares by acquiring 2.65 million shares or 1.96% of the stake.
Vaxart Inc. (VXRT) concluded trading on 05/24/23 at a closing price of $1.29, with 2.01 million shares of worth about $2.59 million changed hands on the day. Half year performance of the stock remained negative as price took a plunge of -3.73% during that period and on Wednesday the price saw a loss of about -7.86%. Currently the company’s common shares owned by public are about 135.21M shares, out of which, 130.15M shares are available for trading.
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A deeper look into what the analysts at Wall Street are thinking about the price target of this stock provides us with the following: 3 analysts are covering the VXRT stock and their offered price forecasts bring an average price target of $5.83. Over the next 12 months, analysts forecasted that the stock’s price could jump as high as $10.00 and could fall to a lowest price of $1.50. The stock’s current price level is 78.92% above of average price target set by the analysts, while a rise to estimated low would result in gain of 14.0% for the stock. However, touching the estimated high of $10.00 would mean a gain of 87.1% for the stock.
According to filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), insiders took part in trade of the company’s stock for 30 times over the past 12 months. They bought 1,315,707 shares in 27 of the transactions. In 3 selling transactions, insiders dumped 26,240 shares.
Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF, iShares Russell 2000 ETF, and Vanguard Extended Market Index Fu are the top 3 mutual funds which are holding stakes in Vaxart Inc. Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF is currently holding 4.07 million shares of worth totaling $3.31 million. The company recently came buying 0.0 shares which brought its stake up to 3.00% of the company’s outstanding shares. iShares Russell 2000 ETF sold 40720.0 shares, after which its hold over company’s outstanding shares shrunk to 2.06%, leaving 2.79 million shares with the mutual fund that have a worth of about $2.27 million. Vanguard Extended Market Index Fu, after buying 1.79 million shares, have now control over 1.32% of the stake in the company. It holds 0.0 shares of worth $1.46 million.
Vaxart Inc. (NASDAQ: VXRT) started trading at $1.42, above $0.02 from concluding price of the previous day. However, the stock later moved at a day high price of 1.4400, or with a loss of -7.86%. Stock saw a price change of -5.49% in past 5 days and over the past one month there was a price change of 75.99%. Year-to-date (YTD), VXRT shares are showing a performance of 34.25% which decreased to -61.72% when we look at its performance for past 12 months. Over the period of past 52 weeks, stock dropped to lowest price of $0.56 but also hit the highest price of $4.61 during that period. The average intraday trading volume for Vaxart Inc. shares is 1.55 million. The stock is currently trading 23.87% above its 20-day simple moving average (SMA20), while that difference is up 51.58% for SMA50 and it goes to -13.67% lower than SMA200.
The Vanguard Group, Inc. acquired 6.93 million shares of Vaxart Inc. having value of about $5.63 million. Data submitted at the U.S SEC by The Vanguard Group, Inc. revealed that the firm now holds 51666.0 shares in the company valued at close to $66649.14, or have control over 0.75% stake in the company. Vaxart Inc. (NASDAQ: VXRT) currently have 135.21M outstanding shares and institutions hold larger chunk of about 39.50% of that. Holding of mutual funds in the company is about 14.16% while other institutional holders and individual stake holders have control over 2.07% and 11.13% of the stake respectively.
The stock has a current market capitalization of $169.73M and its 3Y-monthly beta is at 0.73. It has posted earnings per share of -$0.83 in the same period. It has Quick Ratio of 4.80 while making debt-to-equity ratio of 0.00. Volatility of a stock is a metric used to know how much the price of that stock is under influence and for VXRT, volatility over the week remained 11.56% while standing at 12.34% over the month.
Analysts are in expectations that Vaxart Inc. (VXRT) stock would likely to be making an EPS of -$0.18 in the current quarter, while forecast for next quarter EPS is -$0.18 and it is -$0.64 for next year. For the current quarter EPS, analysts have given the company a lowest target -$0.2 which is -$0.16 at the higher side of the target for the same. When we compare those targets with actual EPS, we find that company posted an EPS of -$0.23 in the same quarter a year ago. Stock’s fiscal year EPS is expected to drop by -45.50% while it is estimated to increase by 8.60% in next year.
Analysts at 3 brokerage firms have issued recommendations for the Vaxart Inc. (VXRT)’s stock and average of those rates the stock at a “Moderate Buy” and assign it a score of 2.00. Out of those 3 Wall Street analysts, 2 recommended a “Buy” rating, while 1 were in favor recommending the stock as a “Hold” and 0 analyst recommended the stock as “Sell”.
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