Agios Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AGIO) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.81) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($1.65) by ($0.16), Bloomberg Earnings reports. Agios Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 69.64% and a negative net margin of 506.39%. The business had revenue of $9.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $12.65 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned ($1.34) EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 56.7% on a year-over-year basis.
Agios Pharmaceuticals (AGIO) opened at $76.53 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,285.58, a price-to-earnings ratio of -12.21 and a beta of 2.12. Agios Pharmaceuticals has a twelve month low of $45.11 and a twelve month high of $82.96.
In other Agios Pharmaceuticals news, CEO David P. Schenkein sold 6,000 shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals stock in a transaction on Friday, December 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $61.55, for a total transaction of $369,300.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 6,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $369,300. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Steven L. Hoerter sold 25,000 shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $74.83, for a total value of $1,870,750.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 25,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,870,750. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 183,114 shares of company stock valued at $13,866,025. Company insiders own 5.43% of the company’s stock.
AGIO has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Oppenheimer set a $83.00 price target on shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 26th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 15th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada lifted their price target on shares of Agios Pharmaceuticals to $91.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 18th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $77.64.
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About Agios Pharmaceuticals
Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company’s therapeutic areas of focus are cancer and rare genetic metabolic disorders, which are a group of over 600 rare genetic diseases caused by mutations, or defects, of single metabolic genes. The Company’s cancer product candidates are enasidenib and ivosidenib (AG-120), which target mutated isocitrate dehydrogenase 2 (IDH2) and isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1), respectively, and AG-881, which targets both mutated IDH1 and mutated IDH2.
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