Tocagen (TOCA) Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Analysts

Shares of Tocagen (NASDAQ:TOCA) have received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the six ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $21.50.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on TOCA shares. BidaskClub raised Tocagen from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, March 17th. Zacks Investment Research raised Tocagen from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Tocagen from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd.

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Shares of NASDAQ TOCA opened at $10.22 on Wednesday. Tocagen has a 1 year low of $8.60 and a 1 year high of $17.95. The stock has a market cap of $218.23 and a PE ratio of -3.84. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.05, a quick ratio of 5.23 and a current ratio of 5.23.

Tocagen (NASDAQ:TOCA) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, March 8th. The company reported ($0.55) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.53) by ($0.02). Tocagen had a negative return on equity of 145.76% and a negative net margin of 94,948.78%. The business had revenue of $0.01 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $0.01 million. equities research analysts anticipate that Tocagen will post -2.3 earnings per share for the current year.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. bought a new stake in Tocagen in the fourth quarter valued at about $122,000. American International Group Inc. increased its holdings in Tocagen by 112.9% in the fourth quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 11,995 shares of the company’s stock valued at $123,000 after buying an additional 6,362 shares during the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company increased its holdings in Tocagen by 2,075.6% in the fourth quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 15,099 shares of the company’s stock valued at $155,000 after buying an additional 14,405 shares during the last quarter. Dowling & Yahnke LLC bought a new stake in Tocagen in the fourth quarter valued at about $169,000. Finally, Gamble Jones Investment Counsel bought a new stake in Tocagen in the fourth quarter valued at about $178,000. 32.63% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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About Tocagen

Tocagen Inc, a clinical-stage cancer-selective gene therapy company, focuses on developing and commercializing product candidates designed to activate a patient's immune system against their cancer. Its cancer-selective gene therapy platform is built on retroviral replicating vectors (RRVs), which are designed to deliver therapeutic genes into the DNA of cancer cells.

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