Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:FPRX) Expected to Post Earnings of -$1.18 Per Share

Wall Street brokerages forecast that Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:FPRX) will post earnings per share of ($1.18) for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have issued estimates for Five Prime Therapeutics’ earnings, with estimates ranging from ($1.28) to ($0.98). Five Prime Therapeutics posted earnings of ($0.49) per share in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year-over-year growth rate of 140.8%. The firm is expected to report its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, August 3rd.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Five Prime Therapeutics will report full year earnings of ($4.68) per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($4.91) to ($4.26). For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the firm will report earnings of ($4.97) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($6.00) to ($3.56). Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that cover Five Prime Therapeutics.

Five Prime Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FPRX) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 4th. The biotechnology company reported ($1.21) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.96) by $0.25. Five Prime Therapeutics had a negative return on equity of 21.81% and a negative net margin of 250.98%. The company had revenue of $10.13 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.05 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned ($0.49) earnings per share. Five Prime Therapeutics’s revenue for the quarter was up 55.8% compared to the same quarter last year.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the company. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 price target on shares of Five Prime Therapeutics in a research report on Thursday, June 8th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Five Prime Therapeutics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 2nd. TheStreet lowered Five Prime Therapeutics from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a research report on Monday, March 20th. ValuEngine upgraded Five Prime Therapeutics from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, Cowen and Company assumed coverage on Five Prime Therapeutics in a research report on Friday, March 24th. They set an “outperform” rating for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $60.83.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in FPRX. Creative Planning raised its position in shares of Five Prime Therapeutics by 0.8% in the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 6,744 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $203,000 after buying an additional 54 shares during the period. Bank of America Corp DE raised its stake in shares of Five Prime Therapeutics by 5.8% in the first quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 18,558 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $671,000 after buying an additional 1,025 shares during the period. American International Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Five Prime Therapeutics by 7.1% in the first quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 16,614 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $601,000 after buying an additional 1,100 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank raised its stake in shares of Five Prime Therapeutics by 7.0% in the first quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 20,030 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $724,000 after buying an additional 1,302 shares during the period. Finally, Teachers Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Five Prime Therapeutics by 0.7% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 238,428 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $11,948,000 after buying an additional 1,558 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 85.92% of the company’s stock.

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Shares of Five Prime Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FPRX) traded up 1.50% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $29.72. The company had a trading volume of 178,474 shares. Five Prime Therapeutics has a 12 month low of $26.65 and a 12 month high of $60.98. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $29.94 and its 200-day moving average price is $39.01. The company’s market cap is $829.10 million.

Five Prime Therapeutics Company Profile

Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing protein therapeutics. The Company’s product candidates include Cabiralizumab (FPA008), which is an antibody that inhibits colony stimulating factor-1 receptor, that it is studying in clinical trials as a monotherapy in pigmented villonodular synovitis, and in multiple cancers in combination with programmed-death 1 immune checkpoint inhibitor, Opdivo; FPA144, which is an antibody that inhibits fibroblast growth factor receptor 2b, that it is initially developing to treat patients with gastric (stomach) cancer and is in a Phase I clinical trial, and FP-1039, which is a fusion protein that traps and neutralizes cancer-promoting fibroblast growth factors, involved in cancer cell proliferation and new blood vessel formation and is in Phase Ib clinical development to treat patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma.

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