Brokerages Anticipate Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc. (FPRX) Will Announce Earnings of -$1.29 Per Share

Wall Street analysts forecast that Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:FPRX) will report earnings per share (EPS) of ($1.29) for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have made estimates for Five Prime Therapeutics’ earnings, with estimates ranging from ($1.51) to ($1.04). Five Prime Therapeutics posted earnings per share of ($0.73) in the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year-over-year growth rate of 76.7%. The business is expected to report its next earnings results on Thursday, February 22nd.

On average, analysts expect that Five Prime Therapeutics will report full year earnings of ($5.56) per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($5.84) to ($5.38). For the next financial year, analysts expect that the company will report earnings of ($5.59) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($6.65) to ($3.52). Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that that provide coverage for Five Prime Therapeutics.

Five Prime Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FPRX) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The biotechnology company reported ($1.54) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($1.35) by ($0.19). Five Prime Therapeutics had a negative return on equity of 41.57% and a negative net margin of 408.42%. The firm had revenue of $8.33 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $16.16 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.72) EPS. The business’s revenue was up 24.7% compared to the same quarter last year.

A number of brokerages have commented on FPRX. ValuEngine cut Five Prime Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Zacks Investment Research cut Five Prime Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. BMO Capital Markets lifted their price target on Five Prime Therapeutics from $71.00 to $75.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 price target on shares of Five Prime Therapeutics in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $41.00 price target on shares of Five Prime Therapeutics in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $64.00.

In related news, Director William R. Ringo sold 600 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.33, for a total value of $27,198.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 600 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $27,198. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director William R. Ringo sold 1,800 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.26, for a total value of $72,468.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 1,200 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $48,312. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 4,400 shares of company stock valued at $175,666. Insiders own 6.50% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. acquired a new position in Five Prime Therapeutics in the 3rd quarter worth about $223,000. Creative Planning increased its stake in Five Prime Therapeutics by 0.8% during the 2nd quarter. Creative Planning now owns 6,744 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $203,000 after buying an additional 54 shares in the last quarter. Dupont Capital Management Corp purchased a new stake in Five Prime Therapeutics during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $341,000. Legal & General Group Plc increased its stake in Five Prime Therapeutics by 39.2% during the 1st quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 9,168 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $331,000 after buying an additional 2,583 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Virtu KCG Holdings LLC purchased a new stake in Five Prime Therapeutics during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $331,000. 83.90% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Five Prime Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FPRX) traded down $1.26 on Friday, reaching $25.55. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 645,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 404,694. Five Prime Therapeutics has a 12 month low of $21.41 and a 12 month high of $59.74.

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Five Prime Therapeutics Company Profile

Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing protein therapeutics. The Company’s product candidates include Cabiralizumab (FPA008), which is an antibody that inhibits colony stimulating factor-1 receptor, that it is studying in clinical trials as a monotherapy in pigmented villonodular synovitis, and in multiple cancers in combination with programmed-death 1 immune checkpoint inhibitor, Opdivo; FPA144, which is an antibody that inhibits fibroblast growth factor receptor 2b, that it is initially developing to treat patients with gastric (stomach) cancer and is in a Phase I clinical trial, and FP-1039, which is a fusion protein that traps and neutralizes cancer-promoting fibroblast growth factors, involved in cancer cell proliferation and new blood vessel formation and is in Phase Ib clinical development to treat patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma.

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