Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (AVXL) Expected to Post Earnings of -$0.10 Per Share

Wall Street analysts expect Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (NASDAQ:AVXL) to report earnings of ($0.10) per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Zero analysts have made estimates for Anavex Life Sciences’ earnings. Anavex Life Sciences reported earnings of ($0.09) per share in the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year over year growth rate of 11.1%. The business is expected to report its next quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 9th.

On average, analysts expect that Anavex Life Sciences will report full year earnings of ($0.41) per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($0.42) to ($0.40). For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the company will report earnings of ($0.48) per share. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that follow Anavex Life Sciences.

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Anavex Life Sciences (NASDAQ:AVXL) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.09) EPS for the quarter.

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on AVXL shares. Maxim Group set a $5.00 price target on shares of Anavex Life Sciences and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. Noble Financial reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Anavex Life Sciences in a research note on Wednesday, February 21st. Roth Capital started coverage on shares of Anavex Life Sciences in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $6.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Anavex Life Sciences from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $3.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Thursday, March 22nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $7.19.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Millennium Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Anavex Life Sciences by 95.2% in the 4th quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 44,895 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $145,000 after acquiring an additional 21,895 shares during the period. Deutsche Bank AG raised its stake in shares of Anavex Life Sciences by 150.9% in the 4th quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 82,967 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $266,000 after acquiring an additional 49,904 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its stake in Anavex Life Sciences by 60.3% during the 4th quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 177,938 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $573,000 after buying an additional 66,931 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its stake in Anavex Life Sciences by 40.8% during the 3rd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 56,873 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $236,000 after buying an additional 16,488 shares during the period. Finally, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company increased its stake in Anavex Life Sciences by 37.7% during the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 31,876 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $169,000 after buying an additional 8,728 shares during the period. 22.75% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

AVXL stock traded down $0.11 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $2.12. 1,023,289 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 298,748. Anavex Life Sciences has a 1 year low of $1.85 and a 1 year high of $6.27. The company has a market capitalization of $95.83, a PE ratio of -6.36 and a beta of 0.87.

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About Anavex Life Sciences

Anavex Life Sciences Corp., is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of drug candidates. The Company’s lead compounds include ANAVEX 2-73, ANAVEX PLUS, a combination of ANAVEX 2-73 with donepezil (Aricept), ANAVEX 19-144, ANAVEX 1-41, ANAVEX 7-1037, ANAVEX 3-71, ANAVEX 1079, ANAVEX 1519 and ANAVEX 1066 being developed to treat Alzheimer’s disease and other central nervous system (CNS) diseases.

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