Axovant Sciences Ltd. (NYSE:AXON) Receives Average Rating of “Buy” from Brokerages

Axovant Sciences Ltd. (NYSE:AXON) has been given an average rating of “Buy” by the twelve analysts that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $29.17.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of Axovant Sciences from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 23rd. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and set a $31.00 price target on shares of Axovant Sciences in a report on Tuesday, April 18th. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Axovant Sciences in a report on Wednesday, March 22nd. CIBC lifted their price target on shares of Axovant Sciences from $30.00 to $33.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 18th. Finally, Cowen and Company restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $30.00 price objective on shares of Axovant Sciences in a research report on Wednesday, June 21st.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Norges Bank bought a new position in shares of Axovant Sciences during the fourth quarter worth $508,000. AQR Capital Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Axovant Sciences during the fourth quarter worth $139,000. Woodstock Corp raised its position in shares of Axovant Sciences by 55.0% in the first quarter. Woodstock Corp now owns 35,003 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $523,000 after buying an additional 12,417 shares during the last quarter. Primecap Management Co. CA raised its position in shares of Axovant Sciences by 300.1% in the first quarter. Primecap Management Co. CA now owns 2,878,930 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $43,011,000 after buying an additional 2,159,428 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Nationwide Fund Advisors raised its position in shares of Axovant Sciences by 70.9% in the first quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 83,543 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $1,248,000 after buying an additional 34,654 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 94.54% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Axovant Sciences (NYSE AXON) opened at 23.67 on Tuesday. The company’s 50 day moving average is $22.40 and its 200-day moving average is $17.00. Axovant Sciences has a 12 month low of $11.01 and a 12 month high of $26.49. The company’s market cap is $2.54 billion.

Axovant Sciences (NYSE:AXON) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, June 13th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.53) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.51) by $0.02. Analysts expect that Axovant Sciences will post ($2.20) EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Axovant Sciences Company Profile

Axovant Sciences Ltd. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on acquiring, developing and commercializing therapeutics for the treatment of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease and Lewy body dementia. The Company intends to develop a pipeline of product candidates to address the cognitive, functional and behavioral aspects of dementia and related neurological disorders.

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