Enzymotec Ltd. (NASDAQ:ENZY) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Group increased their Q3 2017 EPS estimates for Enzymotec in a research report issued on Wednesday. Jefferies Group analyst L. Alexander now expects that the biotechnology company will earn $0.02 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.01. Jefferies Group currently has a “Hold” rating and a $8.00 target price on the stock.

Enzymotec (NASDAQ:ENZY) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, May 17th. The biotechnology company reported $0.03 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $12 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $14.23 million. Enzymotec had a negative net margin of 9.50% and a negative return on equity of 2.06%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 14.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.09 EPS.

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Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Enzymotec from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, April 28th.

Enzymotec (NASDAQ ENZY) opened at 8.00 on Friday. Enzymotec has a 12 month low of $5.20 and a 12 month high of $9.32. The stock’s market cap is $183.19 million. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $8.24 and a 200-day moving average price of $8.15.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in Enzymotec by 38.9% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 14,383 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $126,000 after buying an additional 4,028 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp increased its position in Enzymotec by 4.7% in the fourth quarter. State Street Corp now owns 19,944 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $131,000 after buying an additional 890 shares during the last quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D increased its position in Enzymotec by 12.5% in the first quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D now owns 28,110 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $247,000 after buying an additional 3,113 shares during the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its position in Enzymotec by 12.3% in the fourth quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 290,000 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $1,900,000 after buying an additional 31,700 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Acadian Asset Management LLC increased its position in Enzymotec by 3.2% in the first quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 237,184 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $2,088,000 after buying an additional 7,322 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 30.33% of the company’s stock.

Enzymotec Company Profile

Enzymotec Ltd. is a nutritional ingredients and medical foods company. The Company’s technologies, research expertise and clinical validation process enables it to develop solutions across a range of products. The Company operates in two segments: Nutrition segment and VAYA Pharma segment. Both of the Company’s segments offer a range of products that leverage its lipid-related offerings.

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