ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. (ZIOP) Expected to Post Earnings of -$0.13 Per Share

Brokerages expect that ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ:ZIOP) will report ($0.13) earnings per share for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have provided estimates for ZIOPHARM Oncology’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at ($0.14) and the highest estimate coming in at ($0.10). ZIOPHARM Oncology reported earnings per share of ($0.15) during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 13.3%. The firm is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Monday, May 7th.

On average, analysts expect that ZIOPHARM Oncology will report full-year earnings of ($0.53) per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($0.62) to ($0.39). For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the company will report earnings of ($0.52) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($0.74) to ($0.31). Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that follow ZIOPHARM Oncology.

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ZIOPHARM Oncology (NASDAQ:ZIOP) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 1st. The biotechnology company reported ($0.13) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of ($0.13). The company had revenue of $1.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.59 million. The company’s revenue was up .0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned ($0.11) earnings per share.

Several analysts recently issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of ZIOPHARM Oncology from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, January 4th. HC Wainwright set a $10.00 price target on shares of ZIOPHARM Oncology and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, December 14th. Raymond James Financial reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of ZIOPHARM Oncology in a report on Monday, December 11th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of ZIOPHARM Oncology from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $5.00 price target on the stock in a report on Saturday, January 6th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of ZIOPHARM Oncology from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. ZIOPHARM Oncology currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $7.50.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in ZIOP. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. bought a new stake in ZIOPHARM Oncology during the third quarter valued at $104,000. G&S Capital LLC bought a new stake in ZIOPHARM Oncology during the fourth quarter valued at $125,000. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY bought a new stake in ZIOPHARM Oncology during the fourth quarter valued at $139,000. Adell Harriman & Carpenter Inc. bought a new stake in ZIOPHARM Oncology during the third quarter valued at $141,000. Finally, Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC bought a new stake in ZIOPHARM Oncology during the third quarter valued at $145,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 40.19% of the company’s stock.

ZIOPHARM Oncology (NASDAQ:ZIOP) traded up $0.08 on Wednesday, reaching $4.45. 1,253,314 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,417,694. The firm has a market capitalization of $622.28, a PE ratio of -8.24 and a beta of 1.42. ZIOPHARM Oncology has a 1 year low of $3.33 and a 1 year high of $7.88.

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ZIOPHARM Oncology Company Profile

ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company, which is seeking to develop, acquire and commercialize, on its own or with partners, a portfolio of cancer therapies that address unmet medical needs. The Company is focused on developing products in immuno-oncology that employ gene expression, control and cell technologies to deliver cell- and viral-based therapies for the treatment of cancer and graft-versus-host-disease.

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