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Novavax (NVAX) Gains As Market Dips: What You Should Know

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Novavax (NVAX) closed the most recent trading day at $0.53, moving +0.21% from the previous trading session. The stock outpaced the S&P 500's daily loss of 0.46%. Meanwhile, the Dow lost 0.13%, and the Nasdaq, a tech-heavy index, lost 0.63%.

Coming into today, shares of the vaccine maker had lost 73.98% in the past month. In that same time, the Medical sector gained 0.39%, while the S&P 500 gained 1.08%.

Wall Street will be looking for positivity from NVAX as it approaches its next earnings report date. On that day, NVAX is projected to report earnings of -$0.12 per share, which would represent year-over-year growth of 14.29%. Our most recent consensus estimate is calling for quarterly revenue of $4.35 million, down 54.92% from the year-ago period.

Looking at the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates suggest analysts are expecting earnings of -$0.41 per share and revenue of $11.56 million. These totals would mark changes of +18% and -66.29%, respectively, from last year.

Investors should also note any recent changes to analyst estimates for NVAX. Recent revisions tend to reflect the latest near-term business trends. With this in mind, we can consider positive estimate revisions a sign of optimism about the company's business outlook.

Our research shows that these estimate changes are directly correlated with near-term stock prices. Investors can capitalize on this by using the Zacks Rank. This model considers these estimate changes and provides a simple, actionable rating system.

The Zacks Rank system, which ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), has an impressive outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks generating an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Over the past month, the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate has moved 9.84% higher. NVAX currently has a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy).

The Medical - Biomedical and Genetics industry is part of the Medical sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 75, which puts it in the top 30% of all 250+ industries.

The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our individual industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.

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