Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Puma Biotechnology Inc (PBYI) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $69.32 Million

Equities analysts expect Puma Biotechnology Inc (NASDAQ:PBYI) to post sales of $69.32 million for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have issued estimates for Puma Biotechnology’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $64.63 million to $74.00 million. The company is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings report on Wednesday, May 9th.

On average, analysts expect that Puma Biotechnology will report full-year sales of $69.32 million for the current financial year, with estimates ranging from $235.00 million to $235.73 million. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the business will post sales of $474.61 million per share, with estimates ranging from $427.11 million to $522.10 million. Zacks Investment Research’s sales calculations are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that that provide coverage for Puma Biotechnology.

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Puma Biotechnology (NASDAQ:PBYI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 1st. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.71) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($1.98) by $0.27. The firm had revenue of $21.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $20.83 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned ($1.22) earnings per share.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on PBYI. JPMorgan Chase lowered their price target on Puma Biotechnology from $138.00 to $91.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. Stifel Nicolaus set a $95.00 price target on Puma Biotechnology and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, March 9th. Royal Bank of Canada lowered their price target on Puma Biotechnology to $77.00 and set a “sector perform” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. BidaskClub lowered Puma Biotechnology from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Finally, Cowen lowered Puma Biotechnology from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and lowered their price target for the stock from $123.00 to $68.00 in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. Puma Biotechnology presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $103.11.

In related news, SVP Richard Paul Bryce sold 1,860 shares of Puma Biotechnology stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, January 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $92.75, for a total transaction of $172,515.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 25,379 shares in the company, valued at $2,353,902.25. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Alan H. Auerbach sold 10,692 shares of Puma Biotechnology stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, January 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $92.75, for a total value of $991,683.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 4,155,931 shares in the company, valued at approximately $385,462,600.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 21.10% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in PBYI. First Republic Investment Management Inc. purchased a new stake in Puma Biotechnology in the fourth quarter valued at $208,000. Sei Investments Co. purchased a new stake in Puma Biotechnology in the third quarter valued at $256,000. Jafra Capital Management LP purchased a new stake in Puma Biotechnology in the fourth quarter valued at $257,000. SG Americas Securities LLC purchased a new stake in Puma Biotechnology in the third quarter valued at $315,000. Finally, Brown Advisory Inc. purchased a new stake in Puma Biotechnology in the third quarter valued at $320,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 95.95% of the company’s stock.

Shares of NASDAQ:PBYI opened at $64.10 on Tuesday. The company has a current ratio of 1.82, a quick ratio of 1.79 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.91. The company has a market capitalization of $2,368.80, a PE ratio of -8.17 and a beta of 0.15. Puma Biotechnology has a 1 year low of $28.35 and a 1 year high of $136.90.

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About Puma Biotechnology

Puma Biotechnology, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the development and commercialization of products for the treatment of cancer. The Company focuses on in-licensing the development and commercialization rights to over three drug candidates, including PB272 (neratinib (oral)), PB272 (neratinib (intravenous)) and PB357.

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