Xenon Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:XENE) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.63) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.47) by ($0.16), Fidelity Earnings reports.
Shares of Xenon Pharmaceuticals stock traded down $0.43 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $9.54. 4,008 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 145,876. The stock has a market capitalization of $205.71 million, a P/E ratio of -5.69 and a beta of 1.20. The company has a quick ratio of 20.83, a current ratio of 20.83 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41. Xenon Pharmaceuticals has a fifty-two week low of $2.10 and a fifty-two week high of $15.92.
A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Xenon Pharmaceuticals from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday. BidaskClub cut shares of Xenon Pharmaceuticals from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, October 6th. Jefferies Financial Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 target price on shares of Xenon Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Friday, August 10th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus increased their target price on shares of Xenon Pharmaceuticals from $9.00 to $15.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 8th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $14.33.
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About Xenon Pharmaceuticals
Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, engages in developing therapeutics to treat patients with neurological disorders in Canada. The company uses Extreme Genetics, a core enabling discovery platform for the discovery of validated drug targets by studying rare human diseases with extreme traits, including diseases caused by mutations in ion channels, known as channelopathies.
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