Monday’s Highlights at Noon: Dynavax (DVAX), Novavax (NVAX), Apache (APA), Devon Energy (DVN), Occidental Petroleum (OXY)

So far Monday, June 1, NASDAQ is up 3.94% and the S&P is up 2.33%. Let’s take a look at this morning’s most active stocks and their recent analyst insights; Dynavax (DVAXResearch Report), Novavax (NVAXResearch Report), Apache (APAResearch Report), Devon Energy (DVNResearch Report) and Occidental Petroleum (OXYResearch Report).

Dynavax is up 20.7% in midday trading to $7.23. Shares opened today at $5.99. The company has a 52-week low of $1.80 and a 52-week high of $7.20. On the Street’s front, the average 12-month analyst price target for the stock is $16.00, marking a 167.11% potential upside from current levels. In a report issued on May 19, William Blair analyst Matt Phipps maintained a Buy rating on DVAX. In the last 30 days, insiders purchased $5M worth of DVAX shares. Over the last 3 months, the insider sentiment on Dynavax has been positive based on 23 corporate insider transactions. This sentiment is slightly higher than the average sector sentiment of insiders.

Novavax is up 13.94% in midday trading to $52.61. Shares opened today at $46.18. The company has a 52-week low of $3.54 and a 52-week high of $61.50. On the Street’s front, the average 12-month analyst price target for the stock is $49.20, marking a 6.55% potential upside from current levels. In a report issued on May 27, B.Riley FBR analyst Mayank Mamtani reiterated a Buy rating on NVAX, with a price target of $61.00, which represents a potential upside of 32% from where the stock is currently trading. In the last 30 days, insiders have sold $640.8K worth of NVAX shares. Over the last 3 months, the insider sentiment on Novavax has been negative based on 13 corporate insider transactions. This sentiment is lower than the average sector sentiment of insiders.

Apache is up 8.46% in midday trading to $11.67. Shares opened today at $10.76. The company has a 52-week low of $3.80 and a 52-week high of $33.77. On the Street’s front, the average 12-month analyst price target for the stock is $10.42, marking a -3.16% potential downside from current levels. In a report issued on May 19, Morgan Stanley analyst Devin McDermott maintained a Hold rating on APA, with a price target of $10.00, which reflects a potential downside of -7% from last closing price. Separately, on March 20, MKM Partners’ John Gerdes upgraded the stock to Buy . Over the last 3 months, the insider sentiment on Apache has been positive based on 66 corporate insider transactions. This sentiment is slightly higher than the average sector sentiment of insiders.

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Devon Energy is up 7.92% in midday trading to $11.66. Shares opened today at $10.80. The company has a 52-week low of $4.70 and a 52-week high of $29.36. On the Street’s front, the average 12-month analyst price target for the stock is $12.81, marking a 18.61% potential upside from current levels. In a report issued on May 27, Susquehanna analyst Biju Perincheril reiterated a Buy rating on DVN, with a price target of $16.00, which represents a potential upside of 48% from where the stock is currently trading. Separately, on May 21, Mizuho’s Paul Sankey maintained a Hold rating on the stock and has a price target of $13.00. In the last 30 days, insiders have sold $25.09K worth of DVN shares. Over the last 3 months, the insider sentiment on Devon Energy has been positive based on 46 corporate insider transactions. This sentiment is higher than the average sector sentiment of insiders.

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Occidental Petroleum is up 6.9% in midday trading to $13.79. Shares opened today at $12.90. The company has a 52-week low of $9.00 and a 52-week high of $54.05. On the Street’s front, the average 12-month analyst price target for the stock is $13.00, marking a 0.78% potential upside from current levels. In a report released today, Scotia Bank analyst Paul Cheng downgraded OXY to Hold, with a price target of $16.00, which represents a potential upside of 24% from where the stock is currently trading. Separately, on May 29, Credit Suisse’s William Featherston maintained a Sell rating on the stock and has a price target of $8.00. In the last 30 days, insiders have sold $445.5K worth of OXY shares. Over the last 3 months, the insider sentiment on Occidental Petroleum has been positive based on 87 corporate insider transactions. This sentiment is higher than the average sector sentiment of insiders.

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