Equities research analysts expect BioScrip Inc (NASDAQ:BIOS) to post sales of $171.79 million for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Four analysts have provided estimates for BioScrip’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $170.49 million and the highest estimate coming in at $173.40 million. BioScrip posted sales of $240.12 million during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year-over-year growth rate of 28.5%. The business is scheduled to issue its next earnings report on Friday, March 2nd.
According to Zacks, analysts expect that BioScrip will report full-year sales of $171.79 million for the current financial year, with estimates ranging from $805.10 million to $808.00 million. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the business will post sales of $722.13 million per share, with estimates ranging from $695.23 million to $734.93 million. Zacks Investment Research’s sales averages are an average based on a survey of research analysts that that provide coverage for BioScrip.
Several research analysts have recently issued reports on BIOS shares. ValuEngine upgraded shares of BioScrip from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, November 9th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of BioScrip from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, January 4th. SunTrust Banks set a $4.00 price objective on shares of BioScrip and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, December 21st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of BioScrip from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $3.63.
Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC increased its stake in BioScrip by 3.6% in the third quarter. Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co. LLC now owns 15,764,337 shares of the company’s stock valued at $43,352,000 after acquiring an additional 553,201 shares during the period. Gabelli Funds LLC increased its stake in BioScrip by 2.0% in the fourth quarter. Gabelli Funds LLC now owns 10,357,832 shares of the company’s stock valued at $30,141,000 after acquiring an additional 205,379 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in BioScrip by 10.2% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 6,584,105 shares of the company’s stock valued at $19,161,000 after acquiring an additional 611,302 shares during the period. FMR LLC increased its stake in BioScrip by 10.8% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 5,323,231 shares of the company’s stock valued at $14,453,000 after acquiring an additional 520,231 shares during the period. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in BioScrip by 3.4% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 4,495,029 shares of the company’s stock valued at $12,204,000 after acquiring an additional 146,980 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 85.51% of the company’s stock.
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BioScrip, Inc is engaged in providing infusion solutions. The Company partners with physicians, hospital systems, skilled nursing facilities, healthcare payors and pharmaceutical manufacturers to provide patients access to post-acute care services. The Company operates through Infusion Services segment.
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