Zacks: Analysts Expect Myokardia Inc (MYOK) Will Announce Earnings of -$0.40 Per Share

Equities analysts predict that Myokardia Inc (NASDAQ:MYOK) will report earnings per share of ($0.40) for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have made estimates for Myokardia’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is ($0.29) and the lowest is ($0.46). Myokardia posted earnings of $0.44 per share during the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year-over-year growth rate of 190.9%. The business is expected to issue its next earnings results on Monday, March 12th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Myokardia will report full-year earnings of ($1.62) per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($1.73) to ($1.49). For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the company will post earnings of ($1.80) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($2.22) to ($1.01). Zacks’ earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that cover Myokardia.

Myokardia (NASDAQ:MYOK) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The biotechnology company reported ($0.42) earnings per share for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.42). The company had revenue of $5.63 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.10 million. Myokardia had a negative return on equity of 14.92% and a negative net margin of 53.49%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 58.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted ($0.35) EPS.

Several research firms have recently commented on MYOK. BidaskClub lowered Myokardia from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 20th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Myokardia from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. ValuEngine lowered Myokardia from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. began coverage on Myokardia in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $54.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $60.00 price target on shares of Myokardia in a report on Thursday. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $55.67.

Myokardia (NASDAQ:MYOK) traded up $1.05 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $53.95. The stock had a trading volume of 640,192 shares, compared to its average volume of 506,273. Myokardia has a fifty-two week low of $10.55 and a fifty-two week high of $54.85. The stock has a market cap of $1,930.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of -72.91.

In related news, CEO Anastasios Gianakakos sold 4,300 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.23, for a total value of $172,989.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 513,417 shares in the company, valued at approximately $20,654,765.91. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider Joseph Lambing sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, January 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.00, for a total transaction of $250,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 95,846 shares in the company, valued at $4,792,300. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 841,626 shares of company stock worth $35,396,501. Insiders own 33.40% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its holdings in Myokardia by 2.5% in the 2nd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 18,539 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $243,000 after buying an additional 455 shares during the period. American International Group Inc. raised its holdings in Myokardia by 18.8% in the 3rd quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 12,735 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $546,000 after buying an additional 2,018 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers raised its holdings in Myokardia by 12.4% in the 3rd quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 20,788 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $891,000 after buying an additional 2,299 shares during the period. Nationwide Fund Advisors raised its holdings in Myokardia by 36.3% in the 2nd quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 9,729 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $127,000 after buying an additional 2,591 shares during the period. Finally, Hershey Trust Co. raised its holdings in Myokardia by 26.0% in the 3rd quarter. Hershey Trust Co. now owns 20,064 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $860,000 after buying an additional 4,145 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 63.61% of the company’s stock.

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Myokardia Company Profile

MyoKardia, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on the treatment of heritable cardiomyopathies, a group of rare, genetically-driven forms of heart failure that result from biomechanical defects in cardiac muscle contraction. The Company is engaged in the business of developing and commercializing therapeutics.

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