Why Dynavax Technologies Corporation (DVAX) Is Getting Crushed -3.54% Today

Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:DVAX) is among the top losers of the stock market today, sinking -3.54% or (-0.2 points) to $5.45 from its previous close of $5.65. Does this decline mean it the best stock to buy right now? The shares seem to have an active trading volume day with a reported 892704 contracts so far this session. DVAX shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 1.22 million shares, but with a 82.81 million float and a 4.82% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for DVAX stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $14 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 156.88% from where the DVAX share price has been trading recently which is between $5.57 and $5.77. There are some brokerage firms that offer lower targets than the average, with one of them, even setting their price target at $13. Flipping the other side of the coin, an analyst who is fully bullish set a price target as high as $20.

During the recent trading session for Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:DVAX), the company witnessed their stock drop by $-0.11 over a week and tumble down $-0.09 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $12.42, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be lower. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 01/16/19. The recent low of $2.6 stood for a -56.12% since 07/29/19, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 0.58 is also allocated to the stock. Since the beta is less than one, it implies that the stock is more volatile than the market, a data that traders are keeping close attention to. At the moment, the median target price for DVAX is set at $16.5, a figure which is above the recent 1-year high the stock witnessed.

Looking at the current readings for Dynavax Technologies Corporation, the two-week RSI stands at 53.63. This figure suggests that DVAX stock, for now, is neutral, meaning that the shares are stable in terms of price movement. The stochastic readings, on the other hand, based on the current DVAX readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 48.11% at this stage. This figure means that DVAX share price today is being neutral.

Technical chart claims that Dynavax Technologies Corporation (DVAX) would settle between $5.76/share to $5.86/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $5.56 mark, then the market for Dynavax Technologies Corporation becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $5.46 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the red zone of MACD, with the indicator reading -0.02. Traders are always alerted for the move of a stock above or below the zero line due to the fact that the reading is an indicator of the position of the short-term average relative to the long-term average. If the MACD is above the zero line, then the short-term average relative is above that of the long-term average, thus implying an upward momentum. Vice versa is the case if the MACD is below the zero line.

Analysts at H.C. Wainwright, assumed coverage of DVAX assigning Buy rating, according to their opinion released on October 18. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts bumped their rating on Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:DVAX) stock from Neutral to Overweight in a separate flash note issued to investors on July 11. Analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald are sticking to their Overweight stance. However, on February 27, they lifted price target for these shares to $28 from $32.

DVAX equity has an average rating of 2.35, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 3 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 0 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 3 were split even though not equally. Some analysts rate the stock as a buy or a strong buy while no rated it as a sell. 3 analysts rated Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:DVAX) as a buy or a strong buy while not a single analyst advised that investors should desist from purchasing the stock or sell them if they already own the company’s stock.

Dynavax Technologies Corporation (DVAX)’s current-quarter revenues are projected to climb by nearly 124.9% to hit $11.96 million, based on current consensus estimate. The firm’s full-year revenues are expected to expand by over 346.5% from $8.2 million to a noteworthy $36.6 million. At the other end of the current quarter income statement, Dynavax Technologies Corporation is expected to see its adjusted earnings surge by roughly 48.4% to hit $-0.33 per share. For the fiscal year, DVAX’s earnings are projected to climb by roughly 20.4% to hit $-2.03 per share.