BioNTech (NASDAQ:BNTX) Given Hold Rating at SVB Leerink

Last updated on Thursday, July 22, 2021 | 2021 MarketBeat

BioNTech (NASDAQ:BNTX)'s stock had its "hold" rating reissued by analysts at SVB Leerink in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday, reports.

BNTX has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Berenberg Bank set a $130.00 price target on shares of BioNTech and gave the company a "buy" rating in a report on Tuesday, April 6th. Wolfe Research assumed coverage on shares of BioNTech in a research note on Monday. They issued an "outperform" rating and a $248.00 price objective on the stock. HC Wainwright reiterated a "hold" rating and issued a $194.00 price objective on shares of BioNTech in a research note on Tuesday. Bryan, Garnier & Co reiterated a "neutral" rating and issued a $206.00 price objective (up previously from $135.00) on shares of BioNTech in a research note on Monday, May 17th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a $104.00 target price on shares of BioNTech and gave the stock a "neutral" rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. BioNTech currently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $169.83.

Shares of NASDAQ BNTX traded up $21.28 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $280.89. The company's stock had a trading volume of 230,259 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,197,576. The company has a current ratio of 2.70, a quick ratio of 2.58 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.09. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $217.35. BioNTech has a one year low of $54.10 and a one year high of $261.77. The stock has a market capitalization of $67.84 billion, a P/E ratio of 49.20 and a beta of -1.58.

BioNTech (NASDAQ:BNTX) last released its quarterly earnings results on Sunday, May 9th. The company reported $4.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $3.09 by $1.30. BioNTech had a net margin of 48.40% and a return on equity of 91.61%. The business had revenue of $2.05 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.40 billion. The business's quarterly revenue was up 7294.9% compared to the same quarter last year. Research analysts anticipate that BioNTech will post 31.59 EPS for the current year.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of BNTX. Sterling Investment Advisors Ltd. acquired a new position in shares of BioNTech in the 1st quarter valued at $27,000. John W. Brooker & Co. CPAs acquired a new stake in shares of BioNTech during the 1st quarter worth about $33,000. Captrust Financial Advisors increased its position in shares of BioNTech by 433.3% during the 4th quarter. Captrust Financial Advisors now owns 400 shares of the company's stock worth $33,000 after purchasing an additional 325 shares in the last quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of BioNTech by 550.0% during the 1st quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC now owns 325 shares of the company's stock worth $35,000 after purchasing an additional 275 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Stonehage Fleming Financial Services Holdings Ltd acquired a new stake in shares of BioNTech during the 4th quarter worth about $49,000. 12.42% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About BioNTech

BioNTech SE, a biotechnology company, develops and commercializes immunotherapies for cancer and other infectious diseases. The company is involved in the developing of FixVac product candidates, including BNT111, which is in Phase I clinical trial for advance melanoma; BNT112 that is in Phase I/IIa trial for prostate cancer; BNT113, which is in Phase I/II trial to treat HPV+ head and neck cancers; BNT114 that is in Phase I clinical trial for triple negative breast cancer; BNT115 in a Phase I trial in ovarian cancer; and BNT116 for non-small cell lung cancer.It also develops neoantigen specific immunotherapies, such as Autogene cevumeran (BNT122), which is in Phase II clinical trial for first-line melanoma, as well as in Phase I clinical trial to treat multiple solid tumors; mRNA intratumoral immunotherapy comprising SAR441000 that is in Phase I clinical trial for solid tumors; and BNT141 and BNT142 to treat multiple solid tumors.

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