Zacks: Brokerages Expect Kala Pharmaceuticals Inc (KALA) Will Post Earnings of -$0.37 Per Share

Wall Street analysts predict that Kala Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:KALA) will post earnings per share of ($0.37) for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Zero analysts have provided estimates for Kala Pharmaceuticals’ earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at ($0.43) and the highest estimate coming in at ($0.27). The firm is expected to report its next earnings report on Tuesday, February 20th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Kala Pharmaceuticals will report full year earnings of ($2.22) per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($2.72) to ($1.95). For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the business will report earnings of ($1.93) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($2.19) to ($1.70). Zacks’ EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that follow Kala Pharmaceuticals.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on KALA shares. Wedbush reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $46.00 price target on shares of Kala Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Friday, December 22nd. BidaskClub raised Kala Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, January 13th. Wells Fargo & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Kala Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Friday, January 5th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a $35.00 price target on Kala Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, November 19th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $35.80.

In related news, major shareholder Orbimed Advisors Llc bought 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 8th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $12.93 per share, with a total value of $323,250.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Over the last three months, insiders bought 1,108,150 shares of company stock worth $15,772,394.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Orbimed Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Kala Pharmaceuticals in the third quarter worth $54,251,000. JPMorgan Chase & Co. purchased a new stake in shares of Kala Pharmaceuticals in the third quarter worth $4,037,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp purchased a new stake in shares of Kala Pharmaceuticals in the third quarter worth $540,000. Crestline Management LP purchased a new stake in shares of Kala Pharmaceuticals in the third quarter worth $888,000. Finally, Alyeska Investment Group L.P. purchased a new stake in shares of Kala Pharmaceuticals in the third quarter worth $2,907,000. 70.82% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Kala Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ KALA) traded down $0.27 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $14.77. The company had a trading volume of 75,231 shares, compared to its average volume of 508,252. The stock has a market capitalization of $357.83 and a PE ratio of -8.12. Kala Pharmaceuticals has a 12 month low of $11.81 and a 12 month high of $26.75. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14, a quick ratio of 11.00 and a current ratio of 11.00.

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Kala Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Kala Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapeutics through its nanoparticle-based Mucus Penetrating Particles, or MPP, technology. The Company’s initial focus is on the treatment of eye diseases. The Company’s product candidate includes KPI-121 1%, KPI-121 0.25% and MPP rTKI Program.

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