aTyr Pharma, Inc. (LIFE) Expected to Post Earnings of -$0.43 Per Share

Equities analysts predict that aTyr Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:LIFE) will report ($0.43) earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Zero analysts have made estimates for aTyr Pharma’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at ($0.48) and the highest estimate coming in at ($0.39). aTyr Pharma reported earnings per share of ($0.53) during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 18.9%. The business is scheduled to announce its next earnings results on Thursday, March 15th.

On average, analysts expect that aTyr Pharma will report full-year earnings of ($1.93) per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($1.98) to ($1.88). For the next year, analysts forecast that the firm will report earnings of ($1.78) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($2.05) to ($1.37). Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of research firms that cover aTyr Pharma.

aTyr Pharma (NASDAQ:LIFE) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 14th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.43) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.50) by $0.07.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on LIFE shares. ValuEngine cut shares of aTyr Pharma from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of aTyr Pharma from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. aTyr Pharma presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $4.81.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Artal Group S.A. purchased a new stake in shares of aTyr Pharma during the third quarter valued at approximately $1,263,000. Victory Capital Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of aTyr Pharma during the third quarter valued at approximately $455,000. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its holdings in shares of aTyr Pharma by 44.1% during the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 83,848 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $423,000 after buying an additional 25,676 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 58.00% of the company’s stock.

Shares of aTyr Pharma (LIFE) opened at $3.40 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 9.49, a current ratio of 9.49 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17. aTyr Pharma has a fifty-two week low of $2.30 and a fifty-two week high of $6.50.

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aTyr Pharma Company Profile

aTyr Pharma, Inc is a clinical-stage biotherapeutics company. The Company is engaged in the discovery and clinical development of medicines for patients suffering from severe, rare diseases using its Physiocrine biology, a discovered set of physiological modulators. The Company focuses on the development of Physiocrine-based therapeutics for the treatment of rare diseases, including facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) and limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) 2B.

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