AveXis (AVXS) Given Daily Media Impact Score of 0.18
Press coverage about AveXis (NASDAQ:AVXS) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AveXis earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 44.9299976463379 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
A number of brokerages have commented on AVXS. William Blair reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of AveXis in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. Mizuho began coverage on AveXis in a research report on Monday. They issued a “buy” rating and a $147.00 price objective for the company. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $92.00 price objective on shares of AveXis in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating on shares of AveXis in a report on Monday, January 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised AveXis from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $116.95.
Shares of AveXis (AVXS) traded up $2.36 on Tuesday, hitting $114.26. The stock had a trading volume of 284,664 shares, compared to its average volume of 670,806. AveXis has a fifty-two week low of $53.94 and a fifty-two week high of $128.00. The firm has a market cap of $4,100.00 and a PE ratio of -20.48.
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AveXis, Inc is a clinical-stage gene therapy company. The Company operates through the developing and commercializing gene therapy treatments for patients suffering from neurological genetic diseases segment. The Company’s product candidate, AVXS-101, is its gene therapy product candidate that is in a Phase I clinical trial for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) Type 1, which is a genetic disorder characterized by motor neuron loss and associated muscle deterioration.
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