TESARO, Inc. (TSRO) Given “Buy” Rating at SunTrust Banks, Inc.

SunTrust Banks, Inc. reiterated their buy rating on shares of TESARO, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSRO) in a research report released on Friday. The brokerage currently has a $160.00 price objective on the biopharmaceutical company’s stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for TESARO’s Q4 2017 earnings at ($2.41) EPS, FY2017 earnings at ($8.23) EPS, Q1 2018 earnings at ($2.11) EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at ($1.84) EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at ($1.94) EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at ($1.64) EPS, FY2018 earnings at ($7.52) EPS, FY2019 earnings at ($4.56) EPS, FY2020 earnings at $1.69 EPS and FY2021 earnings at $7.48 EPS.

Several other research firms also recently issued reports on TSRO. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a neutral rating and set a $125.00 price target on shares of TESARO in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Janney Montgomery Scott reaffirmed a neutral rating on shares of TESARO in a research note on Friday, July 14th. Credit Suisse Group set a $198.00 price target on shares of TESARO and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Cann reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $199.00 price target on shares of TESARO in a research note on Friday, September 8th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of TESARO from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating, thirteen have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $161.72.

TESARO (NASDAQ:TSRO) traded up $0.08 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $91.09. 1,062,200 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,028,935. TESARO has a 12-month low of $89.00 and a 12-month high of $192.94. The company has a quick ratio of 5.41, a current ratio of 4.73 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34.

TESARO (NASDAQ:TSRO) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.47) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($1.16) by $0.69. The firm had revenue of $142.77 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $130.57 million. TESARO had a negative net margin of 251.22% and a negative return on equity of 93.39%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 740.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned ($1.72) earnings per share. research analysts predict that TESARO will post -8.21 EPS for the current year.

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In other news, VP Grant C. Bogle sold 14,167 shares of TESARO stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $135.00, for a total transaction of $1,912,545.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, SVP Martin H. Jr. Huber sold 592 shares of TESARO stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $118.60, for a total transaction of $70,211.20. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 6,943 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $823,439.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 35,692 shares of company stock valued at $4,628,976 over the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 40.50% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Exane Derivatives acquired a new position in shares of TESARO during the third quarter valued at about $106,000. Botty Investors LLC acquired a new position in shares of TESARO during the second quarter valued at about $140,000. Nordea Investment Management AB acquired a new position in shares of TESARO during the second quarter valued at about $167,000. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. grew its holdings in shares of TESARO by 3,042.6% during the second quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. now owns 1,477 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $206,000 after buying an additional 1,430 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Toronto Dominion Bank grew its holdings in shares of TESARO by 244.6% during the third quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 1,592 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $206,000 after buying an additional 1,130 shares during the last quarter.

TESARO Company Profile

TESARO, Inc is an oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company. The Company operates through the business of developing and commercializing of oncology-focused therapeutics segment. It is developing oncology-related product candidates, including rolapitant, niraparib and the product candidates under its immuno-oncology platform.

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