Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (PCRX) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.12 Per Share

Equities research analysts expect Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PCRX) to announce earnings per share of $0.12 for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Six analysts have issued estimates for Pacira Pharmaceuticals’ earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at ($0.10) and the highest estimate coming in at $0.25. Pacira Pharmaceuticals posted earnings of $0.09 per share in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 33.3%. The business is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, March 7th.

On average, analysts expect that Pacira Pharmaceuticals will report full-year earnings of ($0.07) per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($0.29) to $0.09. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the company will report earnings of $0.62 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($0.47) to $1.56. Zacks’ EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that that provide coverage for Pacira Pharmaceuticals.

Pacira Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PCRX) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The company reported $0.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.04) by $0.15. Pacira Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 13.77% and a negative net margin of 18.25%. The firm had revenue of $67.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $68.99 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.20 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on PCRX shares. CIBC started coverage on Pacira Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. They issued a “market perform” rating for the company. UBS Group started coverage on Pacira Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. They issued a “market perform” rating for the company. Royal Bank of Canada restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $54.00 price objective on shares of Pacira Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Tuesday, September 5th. Zacks Investment Research cut Pacira Pharmaceuticals from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 9th. Finally, Bank of America reduced their price objective on Pacira Pharmaceuticals from $46.00 to $45.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $48.73.

Shares of Pacira Pharmaceuticals (PCRX) traded down $0.30 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $45.10. The stock had a trading volume of 317,934 shares, compared to its average volume of 824,210. Pacira Pharmaceuticals has a 1 year low of $29.81 and a 1 year high of $58.95. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,840.00, a PE ratio of -34.43 and a beta of 2.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03, a quick ratio of 6.24 and a current ratio of 6.99.

In other Pacira Pharmaceuticals news, CEO David M. Stack sold 58,885 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $38.34, for a total value of $2,257,650.90. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 159,164 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $6,102,347.76. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, SVP James B. Jones sold 850 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.11, for a total value of $34,943.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 70,075 shares of company stock worth $2,707,452. 6.60% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Pacira Pharmaceuticals by 5.2% in the second quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 5,466 shares of the company’s stock worth $261,000 after acquiring an additional 270 shares during the last quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Pacira Pharmaceuticals by 9.6% in the second quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 3,449 shares of the company’s stock worth $165,000 after acquiring an additional 302 shares during the last quarter. Amalgamated Bank boosted its stake in shares of Pacira Pharmaceuticals by 12.7% in the second quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 5,030 shares of the company’s stock worth $240,000 after acquiring an additional 566 shares during the last quarter. Legal & General Group Plc boosted its stake in shares of Pacira Pharmaceuticals by 5.3% in the second quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 12,985 shares of the company’s stock worth $620,000 after acquiring an additional 653 shares during the last quarter. Finally, California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its stake in shares of Pacira Pharmaceuticals by 2.2% in the second quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 64,700 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,086,000 after acquiring an additional 1,400 shares during the last quarter.

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Pacira Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a holding company. The Company is a pharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacture and commercialization of pharmaceutical products, based on its DepoFoam extended release drug delivery technology, for use primarily in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers.

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