Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (PIRS) Expected to Post Earnings of -$0.21 Per Share

Brokerages expect Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PIRS) to announce ($0.21) earnings per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have provided estimates for Pieris Pharmaceuticals’ earnings, with estimates ranging from ($0.21) to ($0.20). Pieris Pharmaceuticals posted earnings of ($0.14) per share in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year over year growth rate of 50%. The firm is scheduled to announce its next earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Pieris Pharmaceuticals will report full year earnings of ($0.83) per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($0.84) to ($0.82). For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the business will post earnings of ($0.85) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($0.86) to ($0.83). Zacks’ EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that that provide coverage for Pieris Pharmaceuticals.

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub downgraded Pieris Pharmaceuticals from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. HC Wainwright set a $9.00 price objective on Pieris Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 11th. Rodman & Renshaw assumed coverage on Pieris Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Tuesday, May 30th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $9.00 price objective for the company. Finally, TheStreet downgraded Pieris Pharmaceuticals from a “c-” rating to a “d-” rating in a research note on Monday, June 12th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, Pieris Pharmaceuticals has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $8.25.

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In other Pieris Pharmaceuticals news, insider Allan Reine acquired 65,000 shares of Pieris Pharmaceuticals stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 17th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $4.82 per share, with a total value of $313,300.00. Following the purchase, the insider now owns 45,000 shares in the company, valued at $216,900. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director James A. Geraghty acquired 10,000 shares of Pieris Pharmaceuticals stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 17th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $4.82 per share, with a total value of $48,200.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 10,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $48,200. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 4.05% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Voya Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in Pieris Pharmaceuticals in the 2nd quarter worth about $100,000. State of Wisconsin Investment Board purchased a new stake in Pieris Pharmaceuticals in the 2nd quarter worth about $132,000. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lifted its stake in Pieris Pharmaceuticals by 1,106.3% in the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 31,785 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $161,000 after acquiring an additional 29,150 shares in the last quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in Pieris Pharmaceuticals in the 2nd quarter worth about $162,000. Finally, Rhumbline Advisers purchased a new stake in Pieris Pharmaceuticals in the 2nd quarter worth about $184,000. 50.55% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Pieris Pharmaceuticals (PIRS) traded down 1.47% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $5.35. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 192,019 shares. Pieris Pharmaceuticals has a 1-year low of $1.30 and a 1-year high of $5.48. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $5.43 and a 200 day moving average of $2.55. The firm’s market capitalization is $237.05 million.

Pieris Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company’s pipeline includes immuno-oncology multi-specifics tailored for the tumor micro-environment, an inhaled Anticalin to treat uncontrolled asthma and a half-life-optimized Anticalin to treat anemia. Its Anticalins proteins are a class of low molecular-weight therapeutic proteins derived from lipocalins, which are naturally occurring low-molecular weight human proteins typically found in blood plasma and other bodily fluids.

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