Oppenheimer Comments on Portola Pharmaceuticals’ FY2020 Earnings (PTLA)

Portola Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PTLA) – Equities research analysts at Oppenheimer lowered their FY2020 earnings estimates for shares of Portola Pharmaceuticals in a report issued on Tuesday, March 13th, Zacks Investment Research reports. Oppenheimer analyst J. Olson now anticipates that the biopharmaceutical company will earn $2.59 per share for the year, down from their previous estimate of $2.66. Oppenheimer has a “Buy” rating on the stock. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for Portola Pharmaceuticals’ FY2021 earnings at $4.03 EPS and FY2022 earnings at $5.67 EPS.

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A number of other equities research analysts have also commented on the company. William Blair reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Portola Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Citigroup reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $74.00 price target on shares of Portola Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Thursday, December 28th. Morgan Stanley lowered Portola Pharmaceuticals from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $65.00 price target on the stock. in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Portola Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Portola Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $67.14.

PTLA traded down $1.29 on Thursday, reaching $30.91. The stock had a trading volume of 706,040 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,248,273. Portola Pharmaceuticals has a fifty-two week low of $30.10 and a fifty-two week high of $67.10. The company has a quick ratio of 5.92, a current ratio of 5.94 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30. The stock has a market cap of $2,021.27, a PE ratio of -6.43 and a beta of 1.49.

Portola Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PTLA) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February 28th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.41) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($1.46) by $0.05. Portola Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 108.43% and a negative net margin of 1,268.34%. The business had revenue of $9.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.71 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned ($0.95) EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 28.4% compared to the same quarter last year.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Penbrook Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Portola Pharmaceuticals during the 4th quarter valued at about $209,000. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB bought a new stake in shares of Portola Pharmaceuticals during the 4th quarter valued at about $355,000. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Portola Pharmaceuticals during the 4th quarter valued at about $1,247,000. Endurant Capital Management LP boosted its position in shares of Portola Pharmaceuticals by 7.2% during the 4th quarter. Endurant Capital Management LP now owns 107,600 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $5,238,000 after purchasing an additional 7,200 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Kazazian Asset Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Portola Pharmaceuticals by 11.6% during the 4th quarter. Kazazian Asset Management LLC now owns 13,657 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $665,000 after purchasing an additional 1,416 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 88.44% of the company’s stock.

In related news, EVP Tao Fu sold 1,135 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $38.47, for a total transaction of $43,663.45. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 18,346 shares in the company, valued at approximately $705,770.62. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 5.50% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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Portola Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc, a biopharmaceutical company, develops and commercializes therapeutics in the areas of thrombosis, other hematologic disorders, and inflammation. The company is developing Betrixaban, an oral once-daily Factor Xa inhibitor for hospital and extended duration prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism in adults hospitalized for an acute medical illness; Andexanet alfa, a recombinant protein that is in Phase III study for reverse anticoagulant activity in patients treated with fXa inhibitor; and Cerdulatinib, a spleen tyrosine kinase inhibitor, which is in Phase IIa clinical stage to treat hematologic cancers.

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