Wall Street brokerages expect Kamada Ltd. (NASDAQ:KMDA) to post $24.84 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have made estimates for Kamada’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $24.50 million and the highest estimate coming in at $25.18 million. Kamada reported sales of $19.37 million during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 28.2%. The firm is expected to report its next earnings results on Thursday, November 9th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Kamada will report full year sales of $24.84 million for the current fiscal year. For the next year, analysts expect that the company will post sales of $126.66 million per share, with estimates ranging from $120.80 million to $132.51 million. Zacks Investment Research’s sales averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that cover Kamada.

Kamada (NASDAQ:KMDA) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The biotechnology company reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.12 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $32.55 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $33.30 million. Kamada had a negative return on equity of 2.94% and a negative net margin of 2.24%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 70.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.04) earnings per share.

KMDA has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Kamada from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and set a $7.00 target price (down previously from $9.00) on shares of Kamada in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. TheStreet cut shares of Kamada from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Kamada from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $8.50.

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A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Edmond DE Rothschild Holding S.A. increased its stake in Kamada by 10.5% during the 2nd quarter. Edmond DE Rothschild Holding S.A. now owns 42,200 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $251,000 after buying an additional 4,000 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in Kamada by 6.5% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 468,390 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $2,810,000 after buying an additional 28,382 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its stake in Kamada by 16.7% during the 1st quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 264,800 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $1,801,000 after buying an additional 37,800 shares during the period. Navellier & Associates Inc acquired a new position in Kamada during the 2nd quarter valued at about $303,000. Finally, Paulson & CO. Inc. increased its stake in Kamada by 8.2% during the 2nd quarter. Paulson & CO. Inc. now owns 790,800 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $4,745,000 after buying an additional 60,000 shares during the period. 7.29% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Kamada (NASDAQ KMDA) opened at 4.85 on Thursday. Kamada has a 12 month low of $3.75 and a 12 month high of $8.61. The firm’s market capitalization is $181.39 million. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $4.64 and its 200-day moving average price is $5.95.

About Kamada

Kamada Ltd. is an Israel-based biopharmaceutical company, which develops, produces and markets therapeutics, based on chromatographic purification technology. It offers bio-therapeutics for human use, such as specialty proteins, specific immunoglobulins, and other prescription medicines. The Company’s product line includes intravenous AAT for chronic replacement therapy in individuals with congenital alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency; KamRAB for prophylaxis of rabies infection; KamRho-D IM for prophylaxis of Rh hemolytic disease of the newborn; KamRho-D IV for treatment of immune thrombocytopenic purpura; and IVIG, a replacement therapy in primary and secondary immune therapy.

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