Cellectis (CLLS) to Post Q4 2018 Earnings of ($0.67) Per Share, Jefferies Group Forecasts

Cellectis (NASDAQ:CLLS) – Analysts at Jefferies Group issued their Q4 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Cellectis in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, March 13th, according to Zacks Investment Research. Jefferies Group analyst B. Amin forecasts that the biotechnology company will post earnings of ($0.67) per share for the quarter. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Cellectis’ FY2021 earnings at $1.52 EPS and FY2022 earnings at $2.44 EPS.

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CLLS has been the topic of a number of other reports. Oppenheimer reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $40.00 price objective on shares of Cellectis in a research note on Thursday, December 28th. BidaskClub downgraded Cellectis from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. Nomura raised their price objective on Cellectis to $73.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 14th. Guggenheim started coverage on Cellectis in a research note on Friday, March 16th. They issued a “neutral” rating on the stock. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Cellectis from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 14th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $42.67.

Shares of CLLS stock traded down $0.17 during trading on Thursday, reaching $28.83. The company had a trading volume of 777,592 shares, compared to its average volume of 578,716. Cellectis has a one year low of $21.25 and a one year high of $38.85. The company has a market capitalization of $1,035.80, a price-to-earnings ratio of -10.37 and a beta of 1.86.

Cellectis (NASDAQ:CLLS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, March 12th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.76) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.64) by ($0.12). Cellectis had a negative net margin of 298.01% and a negative return on equity of 35.63%. The company had revenue of $6.91 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.10 million.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of CLLS. Perceptive Advisors LLC bought a new position in Cellectis in the 4th quarter worth approximately $10,203,000. BlackRock Inc. bought a new position in Cellectis in the 4th quarter worth approximately $4,422,000. Sphera Funds Management LTD. increased its position in Cellectis by 71.1% in the 3rd quarter. Sphera Funds Management LTD. now owns 348,736 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $9,922,000 after buying an additional 144,972 shares during the period. Bain Capital Public Equity Management LLC bought a new position in Cellectis in the 4th quarter worth approximately $2,848,000. Finally, Millennium Management LLC increased its position in Cellectis by 1,356.2% in the 4th quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 104,290 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $3,040,000 after buying an additional 97,128 shares during the period. 20.31% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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Cellectis Company Profile

Cellectis SA, a clinical stage biotechnological company, develops and sells immuno-oncology products based on gene-edited T-cells that express chimeric antigen receptors to target and eradicate cancer in France. The company operates through two segments, Therapeutics and Plants. Its lead product candidate is UCART19, an allogeneic T-cell product candidate for the treatment of CD19 expressing hematologic malignancies, which develop in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

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