$26.5 Million in Sales Expected for Galapagos NV (GLPG) This Quarter

Brokerages expect that Galapagos NV (NASDAQ:GLPG) will post $26.5 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have made estimates for Galapagos NV’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $14.8 million to $38.2 million. Galapagos NV reported sales of $32.38 million in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year-over-year growth rate of 18.2%. The company is expected to announce its next earnings report on Friday, August 4th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Galapagos NV will report full-year sales of $26.5 million for the current financial year, with estimates ranging from $87.03 million to $186.41 million. For the next year, analysts forecast that the company will post sales of $224.52 million per share, with estimates ranging from $86.87 million to $406.05 million. Zacks’ sales averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover Galapagos NV.

GLPG has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Galapagos NV from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $90.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, March 22nd. TheStreet upgraded Galapagos NV from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Wednesday. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price target on Galapagos NV from $65.00 to $83.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, May 1st. Janney Montgomery Scott cut Galapagos NV from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, April 24th. Finally, Instinet initiated coverage on Galapagos NV in a report on Wednesday, March 1st. They issued a “buy” rating and a $87.00 price target for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Galapagos NV has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $74.40.

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Galapagos NV (NASDAQ:GLPG) traded up 0.22% on Wednesday, reaching $85.38. 195,821 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Galapagos NV has a 1-year low of $49.43 and a 1-year high of $94.88. The company has a market capitalization of $3.95 billion, a PE ratio of 853.80 and a beta of 1.85. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $87.50 and a 200-day moving average price of $72.21.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Perceptive Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Galapagos NV during the fourth quarter valued at $20,631,000. Baker BROS. Advisors LP purchased a new position in Galapagos NV during the third quarter valued at $16,805,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its position in Galapagos NV by 51.4% in the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 311,200 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $26,822,000 after buying an additional 105,700 shares in the last quarter. EcoR1 Capital LLC raised its position in Galapagos NV by 12.1% in the fourth quarter. EcoR1 Capital LLC now owns 561,341 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $36,032,000 after buying an additional 60,765 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Clough Capital Partners L P raised its position in Galapagos NV by 336.1% in the first quarter. Clough Capital Partners L P now owns 74,870 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $6,453,000 after buying an additional 57,700 shares in the last quarter. 21.08% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Galapagos NV

Galapagos NV is a Belgium-based biotechnology company. The Company’s activities are divided into two operating divisions: Research and Development (R & D) and Services. The R & D division is engaged in the discovery and development of small molecules. The Services division, offers target-to-drug discovery products and services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and to patient foundations, encompassing target discovery and validation, screening and drug discovery through to delivery of pre-clinical candidates.

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