$0.21 EPS Expected for Alkermes Plc (ALKS) This Quarter

Analysts predict that Alkermes Plc (NASDAQ:ALKS) will post earnings of $0.21 per share for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three analysts have provided estimates for Alkermes’ earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.35 and the lowest is $0.11. Alkermes posted earnings per share of $0.15 during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 40%. The company is expected to announce its next earnings results on Wednesday, February 21st.

On average, analysts expect that Alkermes will report full year earnings of $0.04 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($0.12) to $0.20. For the next financial year, analysts anticipate that the firm will post earnings of $0.37 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($0.24) to $0.96. Zacks’ EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that that provide coverage for Alkermes.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on ALKS. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Alkermes from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $71.00 price target on the stock in a report on Monday. BidaskClub lowered Alkermes from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, January 20th. Barclays lowered Alkermes from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and dropped their price objective for the company from $66.00 to $50.00 in a research note on Monday, October 16th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a $78.00 price objective on Alkermes and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Alkermes from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $64.17.

In other news, insider Shane Cooke sold 6,207 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, January 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.22, for a total transaction of $373,785.54. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 80,915 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,872,701.30. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Paul J. Mitchell sold 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $56.77, for a total transaction of $56,770.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 9,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $510,930. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 156,417 shares of company stock worth $9,223,447 in the last ninety days. 5.34% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of ALKS. Janus Henderson Group PLC lifted its stake in Alkermes by 13,784.0% in the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 2,330,992 shares of the company’s stock worth $135,128,000 after purchasing an additional 2,314,203 shares during the last quarter. Thornburg Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in Alkermes by 39.8% in the third quarter. Thornburg Investment Management Inc. now owns 2,779,364 shares of the company’s stock worth $141,303,000 after buying an additional 790,692 shares in the last quarter. Asset Management One Co. Ltd. raised its stake in Alkermes by 6,353.1% in the third quarter. Asset Management One Co. Ltd. now owns 234,377 shares of the company’s stock worth $11,924,000 after buying an additional 230,745 shares in the last quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. raised its stake in Alkermes by 206.3% in the third quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. now owns 261,977 shares of the company’s stock worth $13,319,000 after buying an additional 176,442 shares in the last quarter. Finally, AXA bought a new position in Alkermes in the third quarter worth about $8,487,000. 99.31% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Alkermes (ALKS) opened at $55.69 on Tuesday. Alkermes has a 52 week low of $46.42 and a 52 week high of $64.04. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23, a quick ratio of 2.72 and a current ratio of 3.05. The company has a market capitalization of $8,560.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -50.17 and a beta of 1.94.

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Alkermes Company Profile

Alkermes plc is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in the researching, developing and commercializing pharmaceutical products that are designed to address medical needs of patients in therapeutic areas. The Company has a portfolio of marketed drug products and a clinical pipeline of products that address central nervous system (CNS) disorders, such as schizophrenia, depression, addiction and multiple sclerosis (MS).

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