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Vaxcyte Inc. (PCVX): Skating on Thin Ice? We Know the Answer

Vaxcyte Inc. (NASDAQ:PCVX) went up by 0.02% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $46.57. The company’s stock price has collected 1.91% of gains in the last five trading sessions. The Wall Street Journal reported on 10/31/22 that Drugmakers Fight Over Lucrative Pneumonia Vaccines

Is It Worth Investing in Vaxcyte Inc. (NASDAQ :PCVX) Right Now?

Opinions of the stock are interesting as 6 analysts out of 6 who provided ratings for Vaxcyte Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 0 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $62.20, which is $18.02 above the current price. PCVX currently public float of 71.79M and currently shorts hold a 5.78% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of PCVX was 1.17M shares.

PCVX’s Market Performance

PCVX stocks went up by 1.91% for the week, with a monthly jump of 26.74% and a quarterly performance of 57.84%, while its annual performance rate touched 108.69%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 4.37% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 6.25% for Vaxcyte Inc. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 1.28% for PCVX stocks with a simple moving average of 69.67% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of PCVX

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for PCVX stocks, with BTIG Research repeating the rating for PCVX by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for PCVX in the upcoming period, according to BTIG Research is $69 based on the research report published on November 17th of the current year 2022.

Jefferies, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see PCVX reach a price target of $50. The rating they have provided for PCVX stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on December 29th, 2021.

Jefferies gave a rating of “Buy” to PCVX, setting the target price at $50 in the report published on June 24th of the previous year.

PCVX Trading at 35.46% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought PCVX to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -5.13% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 6.25%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 4.37%, as shares surge +8.28% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +55.24% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, PCVX rose by +1.91%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +132.53% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $43.79. In addition, Vaxcyte Inc. saw 85.71% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at PCVX starting from Lukatch Heath, who sale 4,335 shares at the price of $46.13 back on Nov 10. After this action, Lukatch Heath now owns 3,125 shares of Vaxcyte Inc., valued at $199,989 using the latest closing price.

Fairman Jeff, the VP, Research of Vaxcyte Inc., sale 10,000 shares at $40.00 during a trade that took place back on Oct 26, which means that Fairman Jeff is holding 286,227 shares at $400,000 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for PCVX

Equity return is now at value -50.80, with -44.90 for asset returns.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 8.93.