Several other equities analysts also recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Arbutus Biopharma from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Thursday, January 18th. B. Riley assumed coverage on Arbutus Biopharma in a report on Friday, January 5th. They issued a buy rating and a $10.00 target price for the company. BidaskClub upgraded Arbutus Biopharma from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Thursday, January 4th. ValuEngine cut Arbutus Biopharma from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Friday, December 15th. Finally, Leerink Swann reiterated a market perform rating and issued a $5.00 target price (up from $4.00) on shares of Arbutus Biopharma in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. Arbutus Biopharma currently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $12.50.
Arbutus Biopharma (ABUS) traded up $0.05 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $5.30. The stock had a trading volume of 433,524 shares, compared to its average volume of 182,520. The company has a market cap of $291.78, a P/E ratio of -1.06 and a beta of 1.12. The company has a current ratio of 11.03, a quick ratio of 11.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08. Arbutus Biopharma has a 52-week low of $2.50 and a 52-week high of $8.25.
Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Citadel Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in Arbutus Biopharma in the fourth quarter valued at about $146,000. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Arbutus Biopharma by 2.7% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 77,413 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $279,000 after purchasing an additional 2,035 shares during the period. OxFORD Asset Management LLP increased its holdings in shares of Arbutus Biopharma by 89.9% in the second quarter. OxFORD Asset Management LLP now owns 83,310 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $300,000 after purchasing an additional 39,436 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Arbutus Biopharma by 16.6% in the fourth quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 150,720 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $761,000 after purchasing an additional 21,460 shares during the period. Finally, Point72 Asset Management L.P. acquired a new position in shares of Arbutus Biopharma in the third quarter valued at about $1,393,000. Institutional investors own 60.00% of the company’s stock.
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About Arbutus Biopharma
Arbutus Biopharma Corporation, formerly Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation, is a therapeutic solutions company. The Company is engaged in discovering, developing and commercializing a cure for patients suffering from chronic hepatitis B infection (HBV), a disease of the liver caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV).
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