Five Prime Therapeutics Inc (FPRX) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $9.86 Million

Analysts forecast that Five Prime Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:FPRX) will report $9.86 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have issued estimates for Five Prime Therapeutics’ earnings. The highest sales estimate is $11.71 million and the lowest is $8.00 million. Five Prime Therapeutics posted sales of $8.26 million in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 19.4%. The firm is scheduled to issue its next earnings report on Thursday, February 22nd.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Five Prime Therapeutics will report full-year sales of $9.86 million for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $34.30 million to $42.00 million. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the company will post sales of $25.67 million per share, with estimates ranging from $20.00 million to $30.00 million. Zacks’ sales averages are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that follow Five Prime Therapeutics.

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

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Five Prime Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $49.00 price target for the company in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Royal Bank of Canada increased their price target on Five Prime Therapeutics from $41.00 to $50.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, November 6th. BMO Capital Markets increased their price target on Five Prime Therapeutics from $71.00 to $75.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 price target on shares of Five Prime Therapeutics in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Five Prime Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. Five Prime Therapeutics presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $64.00.

Shares of Five Prime Therapeutics (FPRX) traded down $0.59 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $21.92. The stock had a trading volume of 305,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 421,849. Five Prime Therapeutics has a 1 year low of $19.73 and a 1 year high of $52.98. The stock has a market cap of $651.22, a price-to-earnings ratio of -4.32 and a beta of 3.90.

In other Five Prime Therapeutics news, Director William R. Ringo sold 600 shares of the firm’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 in the company, valued at approximately $27,198. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 6.50% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of FPRX. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. bought a new position in Five Prime Therapeutics in the 3rd quarter worth about $223,000. Legal & General Group Plc boosted its stake in Five Prime Therapeutics by 3.1% in the 2nd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 9,455 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $288,000 after purchasing an additional 287 shares during the period. Virtu KCG Holdings LLC bought a new stake in shares of Five Prime Therapeutics during the 2nd quarter valued at about $331,000. Dupont Capital Management Corp bought a new stake in shares of Five Prime Therapeutics during the 3rd quarter valued at about $341,000. Finally, Tudor Investment Corp ET AL boosted its position in shares of Five Prime Therapeutics by 49.4% during the 2nd quarter. Tudor Investment Corp ET AL now owns 11,999 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $361,000 after acquiring an additional 3,966 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 83.66% of the company’s stock.

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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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