Brokerages Anticipate Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc (AGIO) Will Post Earnings of -$1.60 Per Share

Wall Street analysts forecast that Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AGIO) will announce ($1.60) earnings per share for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have issued estimates for Agios Pharmaceuticals’ earnings. The highest EPS estimate is ($1.54) and the lowest is ($1.65). Agios Pharmaceuticals reported earnings of ($1.56) per share during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year-over-year growth rate of 2.6%. The firm is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, May 3rd.

On average, analysts expect that Agios Pharmaceuticals will report full year earnings of ($6.15) per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($6.51) to ($5.60). For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the company will report earnings of ($4.42) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($6.00) to ($0.01). Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that follow Agios Pharmaceuticals.

Agios Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AGIO) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, February 14th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.81) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($1.65) by ($0.16). Agios Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 76.67% and a negative net margin of 731.60%. The company had revenue of $9.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $12.65 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted ($1.34) earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was down 56.7% on a year-over-year basis.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. UBS Group lowered shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 14th. Needham & Company LLC upped their target price on shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals from $72.00 to $86.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. SunTrust Banks reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $101.00 target price (up from $80.00) on shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. Oppenheimer set a $83.00 target price on shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 26th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $68.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Agios Pharmaceuticals has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $85.50.

Agios Pharmaceuticals (AGIO) opened at $77.70 on Tuesday. Agios Pharmaceuticals has a 1 year low of $45.11 and a 1 year high of $82.96. The stock has a market cap of $4,450.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -11.53 and a beta of 2.12.

In other Agios Pharmaceuticals news, insider Steven L. Hoerter sold 25,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $74.83, for a total transaction of $1,870,750.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 25,000 shares in the company, valued at $1,870,750. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Scott Biller sold 2,146 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.79, for a total transaction of $130,455.34. Following the sale, the insider now owns 8,410 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $511,243.90. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 183,114 shares of company stock valued at $13,866,025. Company insiders own 5.43% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Alliancebernstein L.P. boosted its holdings in shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals by 16.3% during the second quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 21,742 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $1,119,000 after purchasing an additional 3,050 shares during the period. Ameriprise Financial Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals by 21.9% during the second quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 49,994 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $2,572,000 after purchasing an additional 8,965 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp boosted its holdings in shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals by 31.3% during the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 232,802 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $11,977,000 after purchasing an additional 55,560 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its holdings in shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals by 2.3% during the second quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 34,900 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $1,796,000 after purchasing an additional 800 shares during the period. Finally, Ark Investment Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals by 66.2% during the second quarter. Ark Investment Management LLC now owns 10,713 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $551,000 after purchasing an additional 4,267 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 84.04% of the company’s stock.

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About Agios Pharmaceuticals

Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company’s therapeutic areas of focus are cancer and rare genetic metabolic disorders, which are a group of over 600 rare genetic diseases caused by mutations, or defects, of single metabolic genes. The Company’s cancer product candidates are enasidenib and ivosidenib (AG-120), which target mutated isocitrate dehydrogenase 2 (IDH2) and isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1), respectively, and AG-881, which targets both mutated IDH1 and mutated IDH2.

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