NVAX Stock Climbs as Novavax Settles Covid-19 Vaccine Dispute


  • Novavax (NVAX) stock is rising higher alongside a settlement with Gavi.
  • This will have it paying back up to $475 million to the vaccine organization.
  • That’s better than the $700 million refund that Gavi was seeking.
NVAX Stock - NVAX Stock Climbs as Novavax Settles Covid-19 Vaccine Dispute

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Novavax (NASDAQ:NVAX) stock is taking off on Thursday after the company reached a settlement with global vaccine organization Gavi.

This settlement has Novavax agreeing to pay up to $475 million to Gavi following a dispute over payments for its Covid-19 vaccine. The crux of the matter had to do with Gavi seeking a refund on a $700 million advance payment for vaccines it later chose not to order from Novavax.

Novavax isn’t paying Gavi back all at once and will instead make payments through Dec. 31, 2028. This requires it to make quarterly payments to Gavi that come to $80 million per year. However, the total payments can be dropped if Gavi orders additional Covid-19 vaccines from the company.

Why This Matters to NVAX Stock

Only having to repay $475 million to Gavi is a win for Novavax, considering the vaccine organization was seeking a $700 million refund. It also clears out legal troubles that had analysts unsure about the future of the company.

News of the settlement has renewed interest in NVAX stock. That has more than 6.8 million shares changing hands as of this writing. That’s quickly closing in on its daily average trading volume of about 7.6 million shares.

NVAX stock is up 27.2% as of Thursday morning, erasing its losses since the start of the year.

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