Zacks: Analysts Expect Miragen Therapeutics, Inc. (MGEN) to Announce -$0.26 Earnings Per Share

Brokerages expect Miragen Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGEN) to post earnings of ($0.26) per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Four analysts have provided estimates for Miragen Therapeutics’ earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is ($0.28) and the highest is ($0.22). Miragen Therapeutics posted earnings per share of ($0.60) during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 56.7%. The business is scheduled to announce its next earnings report on Wednesday, May 9th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Miragen Therapeutics will report full year earnings of ($1.17) per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($1.57) to ($0.95). For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the company will report earnings of ($1.52) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($2.31) to ($1.04). Zacks’ earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of research analysts that cover Miragen Therapeutics.

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Miragen Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MGEN) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, March 14th. The medical research company reported ($0.29) EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.33) by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $1.19 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.22 million. Miragen Therapeutics had a negative return on equity of 63.57% and a negative net margin of 662.30%.

Several research analysts recently commented on MGEN shares. Deutsche Bank started coverage on Miragen Therapeutics in a research report on Thursday, March 22nd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $15.00 target price for the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Miragen Therapeutics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. Cann started coverage on Miragen Therapeutics in a research note on Friday, January 12th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $13.00 price objective for the company. Evercore ISI started coverage on Miragen Therapeutics in a research note on Friday, March 9th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $19.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Oppenheimer started coverage on Miragen Therapeutics in a research note on Friday, January 12th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $13.00 price objective for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. Miragen Therapeutics has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $16.31.

In other Miragen Therapeutics news, Director Bruce Booth bought 545,454 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 13th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $5.50 per share, for a total transaction of $2,999,997.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Adam Scott Levy bought 9,090 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 13th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $5.50 per share, with a total value of $49,995.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the insider now owns 10,540 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $57,970. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Corporate insiders own 44.40% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Virtu Financial LLC increased its stake in shares of Miragen Therapeutics by 372.8% in the fourth quarter. Virtu Financial LLC now owns 51,896 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $541,000 after buying an additional 40,920 shares in the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Miragen Therapeutics in the third quarter valued at $250,000. Aveo Capital Partners LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Miragen Therapeutics in the fourth quarter valued at $279,000. Russell Investments Group Ltd. acquired a new stake in shares of Miragen Therapeutics in the third quarter valued at $147,000. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG increased its stake in shares of Miragen Therapeutics by 437.4% in the fourth quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 60,917 shares of the medical research company’s stock valued at $634,000 after buying an additional 49,581 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 18.98% of the company’s stock.

Shares of MGEN stock opened at $6.50 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $205.17, a P/E ratio of -4.71 and a beta of 1.33. Miragen Therapeutics has a one year low of $5.01 and a one year high of $15.91. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26, a current ratio of 13.33 and a quick ratio of 13.33.

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