Assembly Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:ASMB) Expected to Announce Earnings of -$1.01 Per Share

Wall Street analysts expect that Assembly Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:ASMB) will post earnings of ($1.01) per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Four analysts have provided estimates for Assembly Biosciences’ earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at ($0.94) and the lowest estimate coming in at ($1.10). Assembly Biosciences posted earnings per share of ($1.03) in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 1.9%. The business is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, February 27th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Assembly Biosciences will report full-year earnings of ($3.57) per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($3.84) to ($3.07). For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the company will post earnings of ($4.16) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($5.13) to ($3.26). Zacks’ EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that that provide coverage for Assembly Biosciences.

Assembly Biosciences (NASDAQ:ASMB) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 7th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.96) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.93) by ($0.03). Assembly Biosciences had a negative net margin of 647.72% and a negative return on equity of 52.83%. The company had revenue of $4.23 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.45 million.

ASMB has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Chardan Capital restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Assembly Biosciences in a research report on Thursday, September 19th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Assembly Biosciences from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Robert W. Baird set a $74.00 target price on shares of Assembly Biosciences and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 17th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Assembly Biosciences from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 8th. Finally, Mizuho initiated coverage on shares of Assembly Biosciences in a research report on Tuesday, October 15th. They set a “buy” rating and a $20.00 target price on the stock. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. Assembly Biosciences currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $36.75.

Shares of NASDAQ:ASMB traded down $0.11 on Friday, reaching $17.64. 253,737 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 347,374. The company has a fifty day moving average of $19.42 and a 200-day moving average of $14.56. Assembly Biosciences has a twelve month low of $8.13 and a twelve month high of $25.07. The company has a market capitalization of $467.80 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -4.43 and a beta of 1.60. The company has a current ratio of 7.69, a quick ratio of 7.69 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.06.

In related news, EVP Richard James Colonno sold 33,061 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.00, for a total value of $826,525.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, SVP Jacqueline Sybil Papkoff sold 1,460 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.00, for a total transaction of $30,660.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 22,915 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $481,215. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 12.42% of the company’s stock.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of ASMB. Bank of Montreal Can lifted its stake in Assembly Biosciences by 2,084.1% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 1,922 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $26,000 after purchasing an additional 1,834 shares during the last quarter. Quantamental Technologies LLC lifted its stake in Assembly Biosciences by 16,941.2% in the 2nd quarter. Quantamental Technologies LLC now owns 2,897 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $39,000 after purchasing an additional 2,880 shares during the last quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC lifted its stake in Assembly Biosciences by 9,134.0% in the 2nd quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 4,340 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $59,000 after purchasing an additional 4,293 shares during the last quarter. Millennium Management LLC lifted its stake in Assembly Biosciences by 23.6% in the 3rd quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 11,199 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $110,000 after purchasing an additional 2,138 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Panagora Asset Management Inc. bought a new position in Assembly Biosciences in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $134,000. 79.56% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Assembly Biosciences Company Profile

Assembly Biosciences, Inc operates as a clinical-stage biotechnology company in the United States. The company develops oral therapeutic candidates for the treatment of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and novel class of oral synthetic live biotherapeutic candidates to treat disorders associated with the microbiome.

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