-$0.11 EPS Expected for Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc (XENE) This Quarter

Equities research analysts predict that Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:XENE) will post ($0.11) earnings per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have issued estimates for Xenon Pharmaceuticals’ earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.22 and the lowest estimate coming in at ($0.44). Xenon Pharmaceuticals reported earnings per share of ($0.32) in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 65.6%. The company is expected to issue its next earnings report on Wednesday, March 14th.

On average, analysts expect that Xenon Pharmaceuticals will report full-year earnings of ($1.49) per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($1.75) to ($1.01). For the next financial year, analysts anticipate that the firm will post earnings of ($1.67) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($2.00) to ($1.07). Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that that provide coverage for Xenon Pharmaceuticals.

Several research firms recently issued reports on XENE. ValuEngine raised shares of Xenon Pharmaceuticals from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Xenon Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, January 21st.

Xenon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ XENE) traded down $0.03 on Tuesday, reaching $3.60. 32,900 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 53,591. The firm has a market capitalization of $64.79, a PE ratio of -2.26 and a beta of 1.46. Xenon Pharmaceuticals has a 1 year low of $2.10 and a 1 year high of $9.95.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of XENE. Sabby Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Xenon Pharmaceuticals by 7.1% during the fourth quarter. Sabby Management LLC now owns 329,400 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $931,000 after purchasing an additional 21,800 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its holdings in shares of Xenon Pharmaceuticals by 59.2% during the fourth quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 249,000 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $703,000 after purchasing an additional 92,600 shares during the period. Finally, K2 Principal Fund L.P. raised its holdings in shares of Xenon Pharmaceuticals by 33.5% during the fourth quarter. K2 Principal Fund L.P. now owns 219,543 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $620,000 after purchasing an additional 55,033 shares during the period. 54.48% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Xenon Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc is a Canada-based clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. It is engaged in discovering and developing a pipeline of differentiated therapeutics for orphan indications. Its product pipeline includes: Glybera, TV-45070, GDC-0310, XEN901 (Nav1.6 inhibitor) and XEN1101. Glybera is used for the treatment of lipoprotein lipase deficiency (LPLD).

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