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Vaccine Inventory Explodes After Sanofi Deal

Novavax bought an enormous money infusion with the Sanofi deal, and can now transfer into flu vaccines

Novavax Inc (NASDAQ:NVAX) inventory is up 130% to commerce at $10.82 right now, by far the perfect inventory on the Nasdaq this morning. The drugmaker signed a co-licensing settlement with French pharma big Sanofi to co-commercialize its Covid vaccine, beginning in 2025. Novavax receives $1.2 billion within the deal, which additionally includes creating therapies for Sanofi’s flu vaccine. 

That is poised to be NVAX’s largest single-session transfer on file. The shares fell to a file low of $3.24 on Feb. 5, a far cry from the February 2021 file excessive all the best way up round $330. At the moment’s breakout is smart contemplating the deal ensures Novavax might be a constant biotech sector participant for years to return, as a substitute of a flash within the pan throughout the pandemic.  

A brief squeeze might energy extra positive aspects, contemplating brief curiosity fell 9% in the newest reporting interval, but 33% of the inventory’s complete obtainable float is bought brief. At NVAX’s common tempo of buying and selling, it could take over six buying and selling days for shorts to purchase again their bearish bets. 

Choices merchants have been betting bullishly. The fairness’s 10-day name/put quantity ratio of 6.31 on the Worldwide Securities Trade (ISE), Cboe Choices Trade (CBOE), and NASDAQ OMX PHLX (PHLX) sits increased than 77% of readings from the previous 12 months. This means choices merchants have been extra bullish than ordinary within the final 10 days.

It is extra of the identical right now. In simply the primary hour of buying and selling, over 43,000 contracts have modified palms, quantity that is 39 occasions the typical intraday quantity. The Could 10 name that expires subsequent Friday is the preferred, with new positions being purchased to open there. 

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