Alkermes (ALKS) Issues FY17 Earnings Guidance

Alkermes (NASDAQ:ALKS) updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Wednesday. The company provided EPS guidance of $0.03-0.22 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $0.12. The company issued revenue guidance of $870-900 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $882.79 million.

A number of analysts recently commented on the stock. Barclays set a $50.00 price objective on shares of Alkermes and gave the company a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. ValuEngine cut shares of Alkermes from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a $78.00 price objective on shares of Alkermes and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Alkermes from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 27th. Finally, Citigroup set a $62.00 price objective on shares of Alkermes and gave the company a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $63.33.

Alkermes (NASDAQ:ALKS) opened at $58.71 on Thursday. Alkermes has a one year low of $46.42 and a one year high of $63.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23, a quick ratio of 2.72 and a current ratio of 3.05. The company has a market cap of $9,030.00, a PE ratio of -52.89 and a beta of 2.13.

Alkermes (NASDAQ:ALKS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The company reported $0.03 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.01) by $0.04. Alkermes had a negative net margin of 20.12% and a negative return on equity of 7.27%. The company had revenue of $217.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $231.29 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted ($0.09) EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 20.6% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts anticipate that Alkermes will post -0.59 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Alkermes news, Director Richard F. Pops sold 50,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $48.87, for a total value of $2,443,500.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, SVP Michael J. Landine sold 15,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $48.71, for a total transaction of $730,650.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 178,693 shares in the company, valued at $8,704,136.03. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 136,417 shares of company stock valued at $7,259,391 over the last quarter. 5.34% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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Alkermes Company Profile

Alkermes plc is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in the researching, developing and commercializing pharmaceutical products that are designed to address medical needs of patients in therapeutic areas. The Company has a portfolio of marketed drug products and a clinical pipeline of products that address central nervous system (CNS) disorders, such as schizophrenia, depression, addiction and multiple sclerosis (MS).

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