Fibrocell Science Inc (FCSC) Expected to Post Earnings of -$0.23 Per Share

Brokerages expect Fibrocell Science Inc (NASDAQ:FCSC) to report earnings of ($0.23) per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Zero analysts have provided estimates for Fibrocell Science’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is ($0.23) and the highest is ($0.22). Fibrocell Science posted earnings of ($0.33) per share in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 30.3%. The firm is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 8th.

On average, analysts expect that Fibrocell Science will report full year earnings of ($1.63) per share for the current fiscal year. For the next year, analysts expect that the company will report earnings of ($0.87) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($1.02) to ($0.71). Zacks Investment Research’s EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that cover Fibrocell Science.

Fibrocell Science (NASDAQ:FCSC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 13th. The company reported ($0.34) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.41) by $0.07.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Fibrocell Science from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $1.00 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday. HC Wainwright set a $6.00 price target on shares of Fibrocell Science and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $4.00.

Shares of Fibrocell Science (FCSC) traded down $0.02 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $0.72. 385,108 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 976,152. Fibrocell Science has a one year low of $0.61 and a one year high of $4.64. The stock has a market cap of $18.65, a PE ratio of -0.39 and a beta of 0.35.

In other Fibrocell Science news, major shareholder Randal J. Kirk purchased 2,727,273 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 11th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $0.77 per share, with a total value of $2,100,000.21. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Company insiders own 2.10% of the company’s stock.

An institutional investor recently bought a new position in Fibrocell Science stock. Pura Vida Investments LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Fibrocell Science Inc (NASDAQ:FCSC) in the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 297,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $909,000. Pura Vida Investments LLC owned approximately 2.02% of Fibrocell Science as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 31.64% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Fibrocell Science Company Profile

Fibrocell Science, Inc is an autologous cell and gene therapy company. The Company is focused on discovering and developing localized therapies for diseases affecting the skin, connective tissue and joints. Its product candidate, azficel-T, is in development to treat patients suffering from vocal cord scarring that is either idiopathic or age-related.

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