Jefferies Group LLC set a $7.00 price target on NewLink Genetics Corporation (NASDAQ:NLNK) in a report issued on Friday. The firm currently has a hold rating on the biotechnology company’s stock.

Other research analysts have also issued research reports about the company. Cantor Fitzgerald set a $32.00 target price on NewLink Genetics Corporation and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Thursday, May 4th. ValuEngine lowered NewLink Genetics Corporation from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Robert W. Baird lowered NewLink Genetics Corporation from an outperform rating to a neutral rating and dropped their target price for the company from $25.00 to $8.00 in a report on Thursday, June 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered NewLink Genetics Corporation from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. NewLink Genetics Corporation currently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $18.17.

NewLink Genetics Corporation (NASDAQ:NLNK) opened at 6.66 on Friday. The company’s market capitalization is $195.94 million. The company has a 50 day moving average of $7.06 and a 200 day moving average of $13.17. NewLink Genetics Corporation has a 52 week low of $5.90 and a 52 week high of $25.17.

NewLink Genetics Corporation (NASDAQ:NLNK) last released its earnings results on Friday, July 28th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.57) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.78) by $0.21. The business had revenue of $10.37 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.65 million. NewLink Genetics Corporation had a negative return on equity of 55.03% and a negative net margin of 161.94%. On average, equities analysts forecast that NewLink Genetics Corporation will post ($2.82) EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its stake in NewLink Genetics Corporation by 2.8% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 201,807 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $2,075,000 after buying an additional 5,500 shares during the period. First Mercantile Trust Co. acquired a new stake in NewLink Genetics Corporation during the first quarter worth $143,000. Russell Investments Group Ltd. acquired a new stake in NewLink Genetics Corporation during the first quarter worth $978,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its stake in NewLink Genetics Corporation by 3.0% in the first quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 162,926 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $3,926,000 after buying an additional 4,701 shares during the period. Finally, C WorldWide Group Holding A S acquired a new stake in NewLink Genetics Corporation during the first quarter worth $261,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 54.78% of the company’s stock.

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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