Renaissance Technologies LLC bought a new position in shares of Dynavax Technologies Co. (NASDAQ:DVAX) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 463,951 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,833,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC owned approximately 1.20% of Dynavax Technologies as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the stock. Rathbone Brothers plc acquired a new stake in shares of Dynavax Technologies during the third quarter worth approximately $105,000. Two Sigma Securities LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Dynavax Technologies during the third quarter worth approximately $115,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in shares of Dynavax Technologies by 4.1% in the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 14,433 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $152,000 after buying an additional 563 shares in the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. acquired a new stake in shares of Dynavax Technologies during the fourth quarter worth approximately $317,000. Finally, Baker BROS. Advisors LP acquired a new stake in shares of Dynavax Technologies during the third quarter worth approximately $787,000. 84.61% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Dynavax Technologies (NASDAQ:DVAX)

Shares of Dynavax Technologies Co. (NASDAQ:DVAX) opened at 5.60 on Friday. The stock’s market capitalization is $248.37 million. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $5.76 and its 200-day moving average is $6.02. Dynavax Technologies Co. has a one year low of $3.20 and a one year high of $23.62.

Dynavax Technologies (NASDAQ:DVAX) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, March 13th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.56) EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.85) by $0.29. The company earned $7.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.90 million. Dynavax Technologies had a negative net margin of 2,650.25% and a negative return on equity of 78.57%. The firm’s revenue was up 965.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned ($0.70) EPS. On average, analysts expect that Dynavax Technologies Co. will post ($1.57) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Separately, Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $45.00 target price on shares of Dynavax Technologies in a report on Friday, January 6th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $20.80.

Dynavax Technologies Company Profile

Dynavax Technologies Corporation is a clinical-stage immunotherapy company. The Company is focused on leveraging the body’s innate and adaptive immune responses through toll-like receptor (TLR) stimulation. Its product candidates are being investigated for use in multiple cancer indications, as a vaccine for the prevention of hepatitis B and as a disease modifying therapy for asthma.

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