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Insider Selling: Vaxart Inc (NASDAQ:VXRT) Director Sells 9,385,386 Shares of Stock

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 | MarketBeat

Vaxart Inc (NASDAQ:VXRT) Director Armistice Capital, Llc sold 9,385,386 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.29, for a total value of $77,804,849.94. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

Armistice Capital, Llc also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Friday, June 26th, Armistice Capital, Llc sold 18,226,667 shares of Vaxart stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $10.38, for a total value of $189,192,803.46.
  • On Wednesday, June 3rd, Armistice Capital, Llc sold 400,000 shares of Vaxart stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $2.77, for a total value of $1,108,000.00.
  • On Monday, June 1st, Armistice Capital, Llc sold 200,000 shares of Vaxart stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $2.74, for a total value of $548,000.00.
  • On Wednesday, May 27th, Armistice Capital, Llc sold 200,000 shares of Vaxart stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $2.61, for a total value of $522,000.00.
  • On Monday, May 18th, Armistice Capital, Llc sold 650,000 shares of Vaxart stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $2.86, for a total value of $1,859,000.00.
  • On Thursday, May 14th, Armistice Capital, Llc sold 834,669 shares of Vaxart stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $3.02, for a total value of $2,520,700.38.
  • On Friday, May 8th, Armistice Capital, Llc sold 100,000 shares of Vaxart stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $2.52, for a total value of $252,000.00.
  • On Wednesday, May 6th, Armistice Capital, Llc sold 50,000 shares of Vaxart stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $2.58, for a total value of $129,000.00.
  • On Monday, May 4th, Armistice Capital, Llc sold 957,469 shares of Vaxart stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $2.65, for a total value of $2,537,292.85.
  • On Thursday, April 30th, Armistice Capital, Llc sold 4,434,296 shares of Vaxart stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $2.96, for a total value of $13,125,516.16.

Shares of VXRT traded up $1.36 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $8.85. 93,641,140 shares of the company's stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 13,223,815. Vaxart Inc has a 1 year low of $0.25 and a 1 year high of $14.30. The firm's fifty day moving average is $3.08 and its 200-day moving average is $1.80. The company has a current ratio of 4.52, a quick ratio of 4.52 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04. The stock has a market capitalization of $596.44 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -10.29 and a beta of 0.10.

Vaxart (NASDAQ:VXRT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 12th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.02) EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.04) by $0.02. Vaxart had a negative return on equity of 94.20% and a negative net margin of 252.86%. The firm had revenue of $2.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.80 million. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Vaxart Inc will post -0.19 EPS for the current year.

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. BidaskClub upgraded Vaxart from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research raised Vaxart from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Friday. ValuEngine cut Vaxart from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Monday, June 1st. Finally, HC Wainwright reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $7.00 target price on shares of Vaxart in a research report on Wednesday, May 13th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. Vaxart has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $4.75.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Strategic Wealth Management Group LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Vaxart during the 1st quarter valued at $28,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp purchased a new position in Vaxart in the 1st quarter worth $74,000. Harvest Investment Services LLC purchased a new position in Vaxart in the 1st quarter worth $88,000. Geode Capital Management LLC raised its stake in Vaxart by 656.7% in the 1st quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 338,442 shares of the biotechnology company's stock worth $599,000 after acquiring an additional 293,713 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Hussman Strategic Advisors Inc. purchased a new position in Vaxart in the 1st quarter worth $885,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 40.98% of the company's stock.

About Vaxart

Vaxart, Inc, a clinical-stage company, engages in the discovery and development of oral recombinant protein vaccines based on its proprietary oral vaccine platform. The company's product pipeline includes tablet vaccines that are designed to protect against norovirus, seasonal influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus.

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