Novavax, Inc. (NVAX) - Momentum Stock to Focus

Tuesday, 17 Apr, 2018

JP Morgan gave the stock an Underweight rating in a research note from Monday, March 19th, 2018. SO has a beta of 0.04 and NVAX's beta is 2.38.

The market appeared less concerned about possible retaliation from the air strikes, which marked the biggest intervention by Western countries against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his ally Russian Federation. The firm has a market capitalization of $627.62, a P/E ratio of -2.88 and a beta of 2.38. EPS is an indicator of company profit because the more earnings a company can generate per share, the more valuable each share is to shareholders. Two companies could generate the same EPS number, but one could do so with less equity (investment) - that company would be more efficient at using its capital to generate income and, all other things being equal would be a "better" company.

At 1.00 p.m. ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 1.15 percent at 24,640.12. Comparatively, NVAX is expected to grow at a 0.00% annual rate.

All the 11 major S&P sectors were higher, with a 1.2 percent gain in the utilities index leading the gainers. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.16) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.15) by ($0.01).

Novavax, Inc. (NVAX) closed the Friday at final price of $1.82 after traded 4754355 shares. The stock has performed 0.28% and it registered share value at $1.82 in recent trade transaction. The firm's 50-day moving average is $1.40 and its 200 day moving average is $2.21. If RVOL is less than 1 it is not In Play on this trading day and Investors may decide not to trade it. The higher the RVOL the more In Play the stock is. The stock price moved -34.00% off its 50 Day low and changed 6.76% to its 50 Day high. Historical statistical volatility is a measure of how much the stock price fluctuated during a given time period. Since the beginning of the calendar year, this stock has moved up by 103.37%.

Now let's look at this public company's trading volatility. However, the stock is trading at -34.00% as compared to recent highs. It helps investors in determining whether buying, selling or holding on to a stock would be beneficial for them. This is a problem for day traders and it could mean the difference between a profitable and non-profitable trade. 4754355 shares traded on hands while it's an average volume stands with 10148.88K shares. 100,000 shares traded per day would be a minimum for most traders and some require 1,000,000. A high degree of volume indicates a lot of interest in a stock. Earnings surprises can have a huge impact on a company's stock price.

The stock price recently practiced a 5-day change of -10.15% with 0.13 as average true range (ATR). More volatility means greater profit or loss.

Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ:NVAX)'s stock had its "hold" rating reissued by analysts at Chardan Capital in a report issued on Tuesday. Wedbush Securities Inc. now owns 50,344 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock valued at $105,000 after buying an additional 1,534 shares during the last quarter. Company has conspicuous measure of stock oscillations; average true range may be heating up this temperature with value of 0.13.

Past 5 years growth of NVAX observed at -23.70%, and for the next five years the analysts that follow this company is expecting its growth at 0.00%.

VOLATILITY FACTOR: The stock remained 4.93% volatile in recent week and indicated 5.93% volatility in last month. SO has a current ratio of 0.70 compared to 2.80 for NVAX.

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