Brokerages Expect Lion Biotechnologies Inc (LBIO) Will Announce Earnings of -$0.36 Per Share

Wall Street brokerages forecast that Lion Biotechnologies Inc (NASDAQ:LBIO) will report earnings of ($0.36) per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Zero analysts have made estimates for Lion Biotechnologies’ earnings, with estimates ranging from ($0.39) to ($0.28). Lion Biotechnologies reported earnings of ($0.23) per share during the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year-over-year growth rate of 56.5%. The firm is scheduled to issue its next earnings report on Monday, August 14th.

On average, analysts expect that Lion Biotechnologies will report full year earnings of ($1.39) per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($1.55) to ($1.16). For the next year, analysts forecast that the business will report earnings of ($1.44) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($1.74) to ($1.11). Zacks’ EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of research analysts that cover Lion Biotechnologies.

Lion Biotechnologies (NASDAQ:LBIO) last released its earnings results on Monday, May 1st. The biotechnology company reported ($0.33) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.28) by $0.05.

LBIO has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Lion Biotechnologies from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, February 17th. Jefferies Group LLC lowered their price target on Lion Biotechnologies from $13.00 to $11.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, March 8th. Roth Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Lion Biotechnologies in a report on Wednesday, February 15th. Wells Fargo & Co initiated coverage on Lion Biotechnologies in a report on Friday, March 17th. They set an “outperform” rating for the company. Finally, FBR & Co set a $17.00 price target on Lion Biotechnologies and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 8th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $16.29.

Lion Biotechnologies (NASDAQ:LBIO) traded down 4.92% during midday trading on Monday, hitting $5.80. 531,837 shares of the stock traded hands. Lion Biotechnologies has a 12 month low of $5.48 and a 12 month high of $9.58. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $6.41 and its 200 day moving average price is $6.97. The firm’s market cap is $361.64 million.

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A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in LBIO. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC boosted its position in shares of Lion Biotechnologies by 1.4% in the first quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 15,891 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $118,000 after buying an additional 217 shares during the period. Bank of America Corp DE boosted its position in shares of Lion Biotechnologies by 77.1% in the first quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 16,870 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $126,000 after buying an additional 7,344 shares during the period. Trexquant Investment LP purchased a new position in shares of Lion Biotechnologies during the first quarter worth approximately $197,000. American International Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Lion Biotechnologies by 30.6% in the first quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 34,187 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $255,000 after buying an additional 8,007 shares during the period. Finally, Credit Suisse AG boosted its position in shares of Lion Biotechnologies by 3.9% in the first quarter. Credit Suisse AG now owns 35,603 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $265,000 after buying an additional 1,351 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 75.97% of the company’s stock.

About Lion Biotechnologies

Lion Biotechnologies, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of cancer immunotherapy products designed to harness the power of a patient’s own immune system to eradicate cancer cells. The Company’s lead program is an adoptive cell therapy utilizing tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL), which are T cells derived from patients’ tumors, for the treatment of metastatic melanoma.

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