-$0.09 Earnings Per Share Expected for Sophiris Bio Inc (SPHS) This Quarter

Analysts expect Sophiris Bio Inc (NASDAQ:SPHS) to announce earnings per share (EPS) of ($0.09) for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Zero analysts have issued estimates for Sophiris Bio’s earnings, with estimates ranging from ($0.11) to ($0.08). Sophiris Bio posted earnings per share of ($0.13) during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 30.8%. The firm is expected to report its next quarterly earnings report on Monday, May 15th.

On average, analysts expect that Sophiris Bio will report full year earnings of ($0.38) per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($0.43) to ($0.33). For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the firm will report earnings of ($0.45) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($0.59) to ($0.33). Zacks’ EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover Sophiris Bio.

Sophiris Bio (NASDAQ:SPHS) last posted its earnings results on Monday, March 27th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.02) EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.11) by $0.09.

SPHS has been the topic of several recent research reports. HC Wainwright restated a “buy” rating and set a $6.00 target price on shares of Sophiris Bio in a report on Tuesday, March 28th. Rodman & Renshaw restated a “buy” rating and set a $6.00 target price on shares of Sophiris Bio in a report on Tuesday, March 28th. Piper Jaffray Companies restated an “overweight” rating and set a $7.00 target price on shares of Sophiris Bio in a report on Thursday, April 6th. Finally, Maxim Group set a $6.00 target price on Sophiris Bio and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, March 25th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $6.33.

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Sophiris Bio (NASDAQ:SPHS) traded up 1.107% during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $2.558. The company had a trading volume of 188,311 shares. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $2.63 and a 200 day moving average price of $2.74. Sophiris Bio has a 1-year low of $0.80 and a 1-year high of $8.55. The firm’s market capitalization is $77.02 million.

A hedge fund recently bought a new stake in Sophiris Bio stock. Oxford Asset Management bought a new stake in Sophiris Bio Inc (NASDAQ:SPHS) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm bought 175,198 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock, valued at approximately $491,000. Oxford Asset Management owned approximately 0.58% of Sophiris Bio as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Institutional investors own 5.99% of the company’s stock.

About Sophiris Bio

Sophiris Bio, Inc, formerly Protox Therapeutics Inc, is a Canada-based biopharmaceutical company focused on the research, development and commercialization of products for the treatment of urological diseases. The Company has operations based in San Diego developing a treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or enlarged prostate).

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