-$0.39 Earnings Per Share Expected for Zealand Pharma (ZEAL) This Quarter

Brokerages expect Zealand Pharma (NASDAQ:ZEAL) to post ($0.39) earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Zero analysts have provided estimates for Zealand Pharma’s earnings. Zealand Pharma posted earnings per share of ($0.15) during the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year over year growth rate of 160%. The company is expected to report its next quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 16th.

On average, analysts expect that Zealand Pharma will report full year earnings of ($2.27) per share for the current year. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the company will report earnings of ($1.60) per share. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that cover Zealand Pharma.

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Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Zealand Pharma from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 13th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $24.75.

Shares of ZEAL stock traded up $1.28 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $15.88. 5,633 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 23,800. The firm has a market cap of $448.97 and a price-to-earnings ratio of -10.73. Zealand Pharma has a 52-week low of $12.45 and a 52-week high of $20.37.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. OLD Mission Capital LLC purchased a new position in shares of Zealand Pharma in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $215,000. Jane Street Group LLC purchased a new position in shares of Zealand Pharma in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $386,000. Fred Alger Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Zealand Pharma in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $544,000. Royce & Associates LP purchased a new position in shares of Zealand Pharma in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $1,152,000. Finally, Susquehanna International Group LLP purchased a new position in shares of Zealand Pharma in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $3,185,000. 9.07% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Zealand Pharma Company Profile

Zealand Pharma A/S, a biotechnology company, engages in the discovery, design, and development of peptide therapeutics-based medicines in Denmark. It has a portfolio of proprietary medicines in late-stage clinical development focusing on gastrointestinal and metabolic diseases. The company markets lixisenatide for the treatment of type 2 diabetes under the brand names of Adlyxin and Lyxumia; and a combination of lixisenatide and insulin glargine for the treatment of type 2 diabetes under the brand names of Soliqua 100/33 and Suliqua.

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