Jefferies Group Weighs in on Allena Pharmaceuticals Inc’s FY2017 Earnings (ALNA)

Allena Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ALNA) – Stock analysts at Jefferies Group dropped their FY2017 earnings estimates for Allena Pharmaceuticals in a research note issued on Tuesday. Jefferies Group analyst M. Andrews now expects that the company will post earnings per share of ($3.34) for the year, down from their prior forecast of ($1.23). Jefferies Group currently has a “Buy” rating and a $22.00 target price on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Allena Pharmaceuticals’ Q4 2017 earnings at ($0.25) EPS, FY2018 earnings at ($1.49) EPS, FY2019 earnings at ($1.65) EPS, FY2020 earnings at ($2.14) EPS, FY2021 earnings at ($1.42) EPS and FY2022 earnings at ($1.31) EPS.

Allena Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALNA) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, December 14th. The company reported ($3.49) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.38) by ($3.11).

Other research analysts have also issued reports about the stock. Wedbush restated a “buy” rating on shares of Allena Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Monday, December 18th. Cowen initiated coverage on shares of Allena Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Monday, November 27th. They set an “outperform” rating on the stock. Credit Suisse Group initiated coverage on shares of Allena Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Monday, November 27th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $22.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Allena Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Allena Pharmaceuticals from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $24.67.

Allena Pharmaceuticals (ALNA) opened at $6.38 on Thursday. Allena Pharmaceuticals has a 52 week low of $6.15 and a 52 week high of $15.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -0.09, a quick ratio of 4.83 and a current ratio of 4.83.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Frazier Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Allena Pharmaceuticals during the 4th quarter worth about $33,504,000. Sphera Funds Management LTD. bought a new stake in shares of Allena Pharmaceuticals during the 4th quarter worth about $3,270,000. Perceptive Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Allena Pharmaceuticals during the 4th quarter worth about $2,515,000. BlackRock Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Allena Pharmaceuticals during the 4th quarter worth about $2,281,000. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Allena Pharmaceuticals during the 4th quarter worth about $499,000. 0.07% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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About Allena Pharmaceuticals

Allena Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on developing and commercializing non-systemic oral protein therapeutics to treat metabolic and orphan diseases, with a particular focus on nephrologic and urologic conditions. Its lead product candidate, ALLN-177, is in an ongoing Phase II clinical trial and is being developed for the chronic management of hyperoxaluria and kidney stones.

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