Wall Street analysts expect that Xencor, Inc. (NASDAQ:XNCR) will post ($0.29) earnings per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have provided estimates for Xencor’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at ($0.23) and the lowest estimate coming in at ($0.32). Xencor posted earnings per share of ($0.20) during the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year-over-year growth rate of 45%. The company is expected to issue its next earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st.

On average, analysts expect that Xencor will report full-year earnings of ($1.07) per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($1.25) to ($0.94). For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the firm will post earnings of ($1.63) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($2.02) to ($1.15). Zacks’ earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover Xencor.

Xencor (NASDAQ:XNCR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 7th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.15) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.25) by $0.10. The business had revenue of $13.34 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $8.15 million. Xencor had a negative return on equity of 13.79% and a negative net margin of 121.04%.

Several analysts recently weighed in on XNCR shares. Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating and issued a $36.00 price target on shares of Xencor in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. ValuEngine upgraded Xencor from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research cut Xencor from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, August 11th. Wedbush reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $29.00 price objective on shares of Xencor in a research note on Friday, June 16th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Xencor from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, August 14th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $29.33.

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Xencor (NASDAQ:XNCR) traded up 3.57% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $24.67. 159,039 shares of the stock traded hands. The firm’s market cap is $1.16 billion. Xencor has a 52-week low of $18.45 and a 52-week high of $29.38. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $21.71 and its 200 day moving average is $22.43.

In other news, major shareholder John S. Stafford III acquired 41,016 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 22nd. The stock was bought at an average cost of $19.69 per share, for a total transaction of $807,605.04. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, major shareholder John S. Stafford III acquired 25,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 16th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $20.96 per share, with a total value of $524,000.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have bought 215,551 shares of company stock worth $4,386,916. Corporate insiders own 4.14% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in XNCR. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio boosted its stake in Xencor by 17.6% during the 2nd quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 25,707 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $543,000 after purchasing an additional 3,844 shares during the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company increased its holdings in shares of Xencor by 6.0% in the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 29,771 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $629,000 after purchasing an additional 1,673 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp increased its holdings in shares of Xencor by 11.1% in the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,103,455 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $23,295,000 after purchasing an additional 110,474 shares in the last quarter. Maverick Capital Ltd. increased its holdings in shares of Xencor by 39.3% in the 2nd quarter. Maverick Capital Ltd. now owns 157,928 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $3,334,000 after purchasing an additional 44,593 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. increased its holdings in shares of Xencor by 2.3% in the 2nd quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. now owns 23,321 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $492,000 after purchasing an additional 521 shares in the last quarter. 76.92% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Xencor Company Profile

Xencor, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on discovering and developing engineered monoclonal antibodies to treat severe and life threatening diseases. It has developed two clinical-stage product candidates, using its Immune Inhibitor Fc platform: XmAb5871, which is in two Phase II trials and is being developed for autoimmune disease, and XmAb7195, which is in a Phase I trial and is being developed for asthma and allergic diseases.

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