Thursday’s Highlights at Noon: Inovio Pharmaceuticals (INO), Harley-Davidson (HOG), Etsy (ETSY), Kandi Technologies (KNDI), Novavax (NVAX)

So far Thursday, August 13, NASDAQ is up 1.01% and the S&P is down -0.01%. Here are this morning’s most active stocks: Inovio Pharmaceuticals (INOResearch Report), Harley-Davidson (HOGResearch Report), Etsy (ETSYResearch Report), Kandi Technologies (KNDIResearch Report) and Novavax (NVAXResearch Report).

Inovio Pharmaceuticals is up 6.09% in midday trading to $14.29. Shares opened today at $13.47. The company has a 52-week low of $1.92 and a 52-week high of $33.79. On the Street’s front, the average 12-month analyst price target for the stock is $15.60, marking a 15.81% potential upside from current levels. In a report issued on August 11, Maxim Group analyst Naureen Quibria maintained a Hold rating on INO. Separately, on the same day, Cantor Fitzgerald’s Charles Duncan maintained a Buy rating on the stock and has a price target of $31.00. Over the last 3 months, the insider sentiment on Inovio Pharmaceuticals has been negative based on 27 corporate insider transactions. This sentiment is lower than the average sector sentiment of insiders.

Harley-Davidson is up 5.75% in midday trading to $28.52. Shares opened today at $26.97. The company has a 52-week low of $14.31 and a 52-week high of $40.89. On the Street’s front, the average 12-month analyst price target for the stock is $31.00, marking a 14.94% potential upside from current levels. In a report issued on July 31, Wells Fargo analyst Tim Conder maintained a Hold rating on HOG. Separately, on July 16, Wedbush’s James Hardiman upgraded the stock to Buy and has a price target of $36.00. In the last 30 days, insiders have sold $57.62K worth of HOG shares and purchased $4,684 worth of HOG shares. Over the last 3 months, the insider sentiment on Harley-Davidson has been positive based on 29 corporate insider transactions. This sentiment is slightly higher than the average sector sentiment of insiders.

Etsy is up 5.49% in midday trading to $129.40. Shares opened today at $122.66. The company has a 52-week low of $29.95 and a 52-week high of $141.41. On the Street’s front, the average 12-month analyst price target for the stock is $150.19, marking a 22.44% potential upside from current levels. In a report released yesterday, Canaccord Genuity analyst Maria Ripps maintained a Buy rating on ETSY, with a price target of $160.00, which represents a potential upside of 30% from where the stock is currently trading. Separately, on August 5, Morgan Stanley’s Lauren Cassel maintained a Sell rating on the stock and has a price target of $68.00. In the last 30 days, insiders have sold $1.28M worth of ETSY shares. Over the last 3 months, the insider sentiment on Etsy has been negative based on 94 corporate insider transactions. This sentiment is lower than the average sector sentiment of insiders.

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Kandi Technologies is up 5.29% in midday trading to $8.95. Shares opened today at $8.50. The company has a 52-week low of $2.17 and a 52-week high of $17.40.

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Novavax is up 5.22% in midday trading to $132.75. Shares opened today at $126.16. The company has a 52-week low of $3.54 and a 52-week high of $189.40. On the Street’s front, the average 12-month analyst price target for the stock is $227.60, marking a 80.41% potential upside from current levels. In a report released yesterday, B.Riley FBR analyst Mayank Mamtani reiterated a Buy rating on NVAX, with a price target of $257.00, which represents a potential upside of 104% from where the stock is currently trading. Separately, on August 11, Ladenburg Thalmann’s Michael Higgins maintained a Sell rating on the stock and has a price target of $105.00. Over the last 3 months, the insider sentiment on Novavax has been negative based on 15 corporate insider transactions. This sentiment is lower than the average sector sentiment of insiders.

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