Dynavax Technologies Corp (DVAX): Glenhill Advisors Adds to Its Position

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A recent 13G filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission revealed that Glenn J. Krevlin‘s Glenhill Advisors raised its stake in Dynavax Technologies Corp (NASDAQ:DVAX) to 2.11 million shares, which represent 5.5% of the float. The fund’s stake was raised from 1.29 million shares reported in its last 13F filing (for the end of June).

Dynavax Technologies Corporation is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company engaged in developing various therapeutics for the treatment of various illnesses, such as cancer,  and autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Year-to-date, the company’s stock is down by 49.88%. For the second quarter of 2016, Dynavax Technologies disclosed a loss per share of $0.75, missing the estimates of a loss per share of $0.68, and revenue of $2.65 million, topping the estimates of $1.19 million.

There has been a lot of analyst’ ratings activity on Dynavax Technologies’ stock lately; William Blair reiterated its ‘Buy’ rating with a price target of $45, and RBC Capital Markets reiterated its ‘Sector Perform’ rating on it, with a price target of $16. Cowen and Company reiterated its ‘Outperform’ rating with a price target of $45, and S&P Equity Research boosted its price target on the stock to $16.01 from $11.28.


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The number of hedge funds from our database long Dynavax Technologies (NASDAQ:DVAX) decreased by six recently, and at the end of June, there were 23 investors bullish on the stock. Among them were Richard Mashaal’s Rima Senvest Management with a position worth around $14.55 million, Kevin Kotler’s Broadfin Capital, which held a position valued at $7.99 million, Scott Scher & Michael Prober’s Clovis Capital Management, Brian Ashford-Russell And Tim Woolley’s Polar Capital, and Hal Mintz’s Sabby Capital.

Investors who lost optimism for investing in Dynavax Technologies (NASDAQ:DVAX) and decided to sell their positions during the June quarter encompassed Richard Driehaus’ Driehaus Capital, which dumped its position valued at the end of March at $2.92 million, Emmanuel Ferreira’s Convector Capital, which said goodbye to a position worth around $963,000, and Paul Marshall And Ian Wace’s Marshall Wace LLP.

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Ownership Summary Table

Name Sole Voting Power Shared Voting Power Sole Dispositive Power Shared Dispositive Power Aggregate Amount Owned Power Percent of Class
Glenhill Advisors 1,547,865 560,899 2,108,764 0 2,108,764 5.5%
Glenn J. Krevlin 1,547,865 560,899 2,108,764 0 2,108,764 5.5%
Glenhill Capital Advisors 0 2,108,764 0 2,108,764 2,108,764 5.5%
Glenhill Capital Management 0 1,547,865 0 1,547,865 1,547,865 4.0%

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Washington, D.C. 20549




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