Evelo Biosciences Inc (EVLO) Given Average Recommendation of “Strong Buy” by Brokerages

Shares of Evelo Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:EVLO) have been given a consensus broker rating score of 1.13 (Strong Buy) from the four analysts that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a buy rating and three have given a strong buy rating to the company.

Analysts have set a 1-year consensus price objective of $26.67 for the company, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Evelo Biosciences an industry rank of 103 out of 255 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on EVLO. Cowen began coverage on Evelo Biosciences in a report on Monday, June 4th. They issued an “outperform” rating for the company. Morgan Stanley began coverage on Evelo Biosciences in a report on Monday, June 4th. They issued an “overweight” rating for the company. BMO Capital Markets assumed coverage on Evelo Biosciences in a report on Monday, June 4th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $26.00 target price for the company. Finally, JMP Securities assumed coverage on Evelo Biosciences in a report on Monday, June 4th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $25.00 price target for the company.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Essex Investment Management Co. LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Evelo Biosciences during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $271,000. Victory Capital Management Inc. purchased a new stake in Evelo Biosciences during the second quarter valued at approximately $1,117,000. Dean Capital Investments Management LLC purchased a new stake in Evelo Biosciences during the second quarter valued at approximately $436,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp purchased a new stake in Evelo Biosciences during the second quarter valued at approximately $165,000. Finally, ARK Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in Evelo Biosciences during the second quarter valued at approximately $1,497,000. 80.51% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of EVLO stock traded down $0.82 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $12.67. The stock had a trading volume of 63,710 shares, compared to its average volume of 39,559. Evelo Biosciences has a one year low of $11.10 and a one year high of $16.75. The company has a current ratio of 24.08, a quick ratio of 24.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.09.

Evelo Biosciences (NASDAQ:EVLO) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, August 2nd. The company reported ($0.85) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.36) by ($0.49). equities analysts anticipate that Evelo Biosciences will post -1.88 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Evelo Biosciences Company Profile

Evelo Biosciences, Inc, a biotechnology company, focuses on the development of monocolonal microbials for the treatment of inflammatory diseases and cancer. It is involved in developing EDP1066 and EDP1815 for patients with psoriasis and atopic dermatitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ulcerative colitis/crohn's colitis; and EDP1503 for the treatment of colorectal cancer, renal cell carcinoma, and melanoma, as well as patients who have relapsed on prior PD-1/L1 inhibitor treatment across multiple tumor types.

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