Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Axovant Sciences (AXON) Will Announce Earnings of -$0.39 Per Share

Wall Street analysts expect that Axovant Sciences (NASDAQ:AXON) will post earnings per share of ($0.39) for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Zero analysts have provided estimates for Axovant Sciences’ earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at ($0.27) and the lowest estimate coming in at ($0.49). Axovant Sciences posted earnings of ($0.53) per share in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 26.4%. The company is scheduled to issue its next earnings report on Tuesday, June 12th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Axovant Sciences will report full year earnings of ($2.22) per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($2.32) to ($2.09). For the next financial year, analysts anticipate that the company will post earnings of ($1.83) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($2.65) to ($1.22). Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that cover Axovant Sciences.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Axovant Sciences from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $2.25 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Axovant Sciences from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Cowen reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Axovant Sciences in a report on Tuesday, February 13th. Finally, Oppenheimer reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Axovant Sciences in a report on Tuesday, February 13th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $13.61.

In related news, Director George Bickerstaff acquired 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 27th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $1.50 per share, for a total transaction of $37,500.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 72.40% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of AXON. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in Axovant Sciences by 99.8% in the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 2,912,219 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $15,347,000 after purchasing an additional 1,454,454 shares during the period. Millennium Management LLC boosted its stake in Axovant Sciences by 175.6% in the 1st quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 1,330,910 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $1,770,000 after purchasing an additional 847,946 shares during the period. Hudson Bay Capital Management LP bought a new position in Axovant Sciences in the 4th quarter worth approximately $1,845,000. A.R.T. Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Axovant Sciences by 148.9% in the 1st quarter. A.R.T. Advisors LLC now owns 416,302 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $553,000 after purchasing an additional 249,074 shares during the period. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its stake in Axovant Sciences by 2,519.0% in the 1st quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 183,223 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $244,000 after purchasing an additional 176,227 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 92.94% of the company’s stock.

Axovant Sciences traded up $0.07, reaching $1.30, on Monday, MarketBeat.com reports. 775,819 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 693,652. The company has a quick ratio of 4.58, a current ratio of 4.58 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45. Axovant Sciences has a 52 week low of $1.02 and a 52 week high of $27.98. The firm has a market capitalization of $132.58 million, a PE ratio of -0.71 and a beta of -0.37.

About Axovant Sciences

Axovant Sciences Ltd., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, engages in developing and commercializing medicines for the treatment of dementia and related neurological disorders in the United States and Europe. Its lead product candidate, intepirdine, a selective 5-HT6 receptor antagonist, which is in Phase III clinical trial for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease; in Phase IIb clinical trial for treating dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB); and in Phase II clinical trial for treating cait and balance in Alzheimer's disease, DLB, and Parkinson's disease dementia.

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