-$0.76 Earnings Per Share Expected for Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical (RARE) This Quarter

Wall Street brokerages predict that Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:RARE) will post earnings per share of ($0.76) for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Nine analysts have provided estimates for Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at ($2.20) and the highest estimate coming in at $0.91. Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical reported earnings of ($1.63) per share in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 53.4%. The business is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, May 3rd.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical will report full year earnings of ($6.14) per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($8.73) to ($2.54). For the next financial year, analysts expect that the business will report earnings of ($6.69) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($8.74) to ($5.20). Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that cover Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical.

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Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:RARE) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 20th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($2.27) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($2.00) by ($0.27). The business had revenue of $2.41 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $0.75 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned ($1.75) EPS.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the company. Bank of America increased their price target on Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical from $61.00 to $72.00 in a research report on Tuesday. BidaskClub upgraded Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday. ValuEngine raised Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 11th. Piper Jaffray reissued an “overweight” rating and set a $67.00 target price on shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical in a report on Thursday, March 22nd. Finally, Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and set a $70.00 target price on shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical in a report on Friday, February 23rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $69.41.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of RARE. First Trust Advisors LP increased its holdings in shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical by 49.4% in the fourth quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 785,694 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $36,440,000 after purchasing an additional 259,816 shares during the last quarter. Pier Capital LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $5,831,000. Hudson Bay Capital Management LP acquired a new stake in shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $4,638,000. Opaleye Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $4,174,000. Finally, Alliancebernstein L.P. increased its holdings in shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical by 8.7% in the fourth quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 700,406 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $32,485,000 after purchasing an additional 56,106 shares during the last quarter. 87.19% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

RARE stock traded up $0.97 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $54.79. 829,243 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 553,407. The company has a market capitalization of $2,635.06, a P/E ratio of -7.31 and a beta of 1.82. Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical has a 12-month low of $41.67 and a 12-month high of $71.99.

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Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Company Profile

Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc, a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the identification, acquisition, development, and commercialization of various products for the treatment of rare and ultra-rare genetic diseases in the United States. Its biologics product candidate includes Mepsevii, an enzyme replacement therapy for the treatment of children and adults with Mucopolysaccharidosis VII.

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