Analysts Anticipate NuCana PLC (NCNA) to Post ($0.14) Earnings Per Share

NuCana PLC (NASDAQ:NCNA) has been given a consensus broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the four analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a strong buy rating.

Analysts have set a 1-year consensus target price of $26.50 for the company and are forecasting that the company will post ($0.14) EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned NuCana an industry rank of 196 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

Several analysts have issued reports on NCNA shares. Jefferies Group started coverage on NuCana in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. They set a “buy” rating and a $25.00 price objective on the stock. Citigroup started coverage on NuCana in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. They set a “buy” rating and a $23.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded NuCana from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, December 26th. William Blair started coverage on NuCana in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. They set an “outperform” rating on the stock. Finally, Cowen started coverage on NuCana in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. They set an “outperform” rating on the stock.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Perceptive Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of NuCana during the third quarter valued at approximately $3,674,000. Baillie Gifford & Co. bought a new position in NuCana in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $8,266,000. Sphera Funds Management LTD. bought a new position in NuCana in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $919,000. Citadel Advisors LLC bought a new position in NuCana in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $1,218,000. Finally, Alyeska Investment Group L.P. bought a new position in NuCana in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $2,296,000. 22.27% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of NuCana (NASDAQ NCNA) traded down $1.69 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $24.96. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 109,039 shares, compared to its average volume of 211,822. NuCana has a 12-month low of $9.32 and a 12-month high of $29.75.

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About NuCana

NuCana PLC is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on improving treatment outcomes for cancer patients by applying its phosphoramidate chemistry technology. The Company utilizes its ProTide technology to develop medicines to overcome cancer resistance mechanisms and generate much higher concentrations of anti-cancer metabolites in cancer cells.

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