Leerink Swann Comments on Dermira, Inc.’s Q3 2017 Earnings (DERM)

Dermira, Inc. (NASDAQ:DERM) – Investment analysts at Leerink Swann dropped their Q3 2017 earnings per share estimates for Dermira in a report released on Monday. Leerink Swann analyst S. Fernandez now expects that the biopharmaceutical company will post earnings of ($1.03) per share for the quarter, down from their previous forecast of ($1.00). Leerink Swann also issued estimates for Dermira’s Q4 2017 earnings at ($1.29) EPS, FY2017 earnings at ($4.06) EPS, FY2018 earnings at ($2.24) EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.38 EPS.

Several other research analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Dermira from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Dermira from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th. Needham & Company LLC restated a “buy” rating and set a $46.00 price objective on shares of Dermira in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. Evercore ISI began coverage on shares of Dermira in a report on Thursday, June 29th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $48.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald began coverage on shares of Dermira in a report on Thursday, June 22nd. They set an “overweight” rating and a $45.00 price objective on the stock. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $43.80.

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Shares of Dermira (DERM) opened at 22.56 on Thursday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $28.50 and a 200 day moving average of $30.77. The firm’s market capitalization is $936.71 million. Dermira has a 52 week low of $21.35 and a 52 week high of $38.75.

Dermira (NASDAQ:DERM) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, August 7th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.93) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.89) by $0.04. Dermira had a negative net margin of 408.50% and a negative return on equity of 31.66%. The business had revenue of $1.07 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1 million.

In other news, CEO Thomas G. Wiggans sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.52, for a total value of $137,600.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, SVP Christopher M. Griffith sold 1,312 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.07, for a total transaction of $35,515.84. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 16,812 shares of company stock worth $482,231. Corporate insiders own 13.30% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its stake in shares of Dermira by 2,220.7% in the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 4,154 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $121,000 after buying an additional 3,975 shares in the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC increased its stake in shares of Dermira by 66.8% in the second quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 5,503 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $160,000 after buying an additional 2,203 shares in the last quarter. KCG Holdings Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Dermira during the first quarter valued at approximately $215,000. Legal & General Group Plc increased its stake in shares of Dermira by 16.3% in the first quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 6,861 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $236,000 after buying an additional 963 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. purchased a new stake in shares of Dermira during the first quarter valued at approximately $256,000. Institutional investors own 84.57% of the company’s stock.

Dermira Company Profile

Dermira, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development of therapeutic solutions in medical dermatology to treat skin conditions, such as hyperhidrosis, psoriasis and acne. Its portfolio includes three late-stage product candidates: Cimzia (certolizumab pegol), glycopyrronium tosylate and olumacostat glasaretil.

Earnings History and Estimates for Dermira (NASDAQ:DERM)

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