Wall Street brokerages forecast that Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ:AGEN) will announce earnings per share (EPS) of ($0.36) for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have made estimates for Agenus’ earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is ($0.37) and the highest is ($0.34). Agenus reported earnings of ($0.24) per share during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year over year growth rate of 50%. The firm is expected to announce its next earnings results on Thursday, July 27th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Agenus will report full-year earnings of ($1.14) per share for the current year. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the company will post earnings of ($1.37) per share. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of analysts that follow Agenus.

Agenus (NASDAQ:AGEN) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, May 4th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.18) EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.32) by $0.14. Agenus had a negative return on equity of 37,577.49% and a negative net margin of 257.79%. The company had revenue of $26.96 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.22 million.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on AGEN shares. Maxim Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $7.00 price target on shares of Agenus in a research report on Sunday, April 23rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Agenus from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.50 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, July 5th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Agenus from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 8th. Finally, HC Wainwright set a $5.00 price target on shares of Agenus and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, May 6th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Agenus currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $5.88.

Shares of Agenus (NASDAQ:AGEN) traded up 2.77% during trading on Monday, reaching $5.19. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 826,750 shares. Agenus has a 1-year low of $3.20 and a 1-year high of $7.49. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $3.94 and its 200 day moving average price is $3.87. The stock’s market capitalization is $514.42 million.

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Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. SG Americas Securities LLC boosted its stake in Agenus by 175.7% in the first quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 37,171 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $140,000 after buying an additional 23,689 shares during the period. AQR Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Agenus during the fourth quarter worth about $143,000. American International Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Agenus by 7.1% in the first quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 45,013 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $170,000 after buying an additional 2,984 shares during the last quarter. Quotient Investors LLC boosted its position in shares of Agenus by 8.8% in the first quarter. Quotient Investors LLC now owns 47,000 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $177,000 after buying an additional 3,800 shares during the last quarter. Finally, UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. boosted its position in shares of Agenus by 203.7% in the first quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 51,933 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $196,000 after buying an additional 34,833 shares during the last quarter. 42.61% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Agenus Company Profile

Agenus Inc (Agenus) is an immuno-oncology (I-O) company. The Company focuses on the discovery and development of therapies that engage the body’s immune system to fight cancer. It is developing a I-O portfolio driven by platforms and programs, such as antibody discovery platforms, including Retrocyte Display, SECANT yeast display and phage display technologies designed to produce human antibodies; antibody candidate programs, including checkpoint modulator (CPM) programs; vaccine programs, including Prophage, AutoSynVax and PhosPhoSynVax, and saponin-based vaccine adjuvants, principally QS-21 Stimulon adjuvant (QS-21 Stimulon).

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