NewLink Genetics Corporation (NLNK) Lifted to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

NewLink Genetics Corporation (NASDAQ:NLNK) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Saturday, July 29th.

According to Zacks, “NewLink Genetics Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company which focuses on discovering, developing and commercializing immunotherapeutic products for cancer treatment. Its portfolio also includes biologic and small-molecule immunotherapy products used for the treatment of oncology indications. NewLink Genetics Corporation is headquartered in Ames, Iowa. “

Several other analysts have also recently commented on NLNK. Cantor Fitzgerald set a $32.00 target price on NewLink Genetics Corporation and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 4th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and set a $18.00 price objective on shares of NewLink Genetics Corporation in a research note on Monday, May 15th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and issued a $26.00 target price on shares of NewLink Genetics Corporation in a report on Saturday, April 22nd. ValuEngine upgraded NewLink Genetics Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, May 19th. Finally, Robert W. Baird restated an “outperform” rating and set a $25.00 target price on shares of NewLink Genetics Corporation in a report on Monday, June 5th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $18.17.

NewLink Genetics Corporation (NLNK) traded up 0.46% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $6.62. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 113,682 shares. The company has a 50 day moving average of $7.24 and a 200-day moving average of $13.53. NewLink Genetics Corporation has a 1-year low of $5.90 and a 1-year high of $25.17. The company’s market capitalization is $194.77 million.

NewLink Genetics Corporation (NASDAQ:NLNK) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July 28th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.57) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.78) by $0.21. NewLink Genetics Corporation had a negative return on equity of 55.03% and a negative net margin of 161.94%. The firm had revenue of $10.37 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.65 million. Equities research analysts anticipate that NewLink Genetics Corporation will post ($2.82) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company raised its position in shares of NewLink Genetics Corporation by 3.0% in the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 19,069 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $140,000 after buying an additional 556 shares during the period. State Street Corp boosted its stake in shares of NewLink Genetics Corporation by 1.2% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 391,464 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $2,875,000 after buying an additional 4,630 shares during the period. Tudor Investment Corp ET AL acquired a new stake in shares of NewLink Genetics Corporation during the second quarter valued at approximately $286,000. PDT Partners LLC boosted its stake in shares of NewLink Genetics Corporation by 160.2% in the second quarter. PDT Partners LLC now owns 115,795 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $851,000 after buying an additional 71,295 shares during the period. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of NewLink Genetics Corporation by 40.2% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 120,767 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $888,000 after buying an additional 34,624 shares during the last quarter. 51.42% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About NewLink Genetics Corporation

NewLink Genetics Corporation is a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing immunotherapeutic products for the treatment of cancer. The Company’s portfolio includes biologic and small-molecule immunotherapy product candidates for a range of oncology indications.

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