Brokerages Anticipate Apellis Pharmaceuticals (APLS) to Post ($0.27) Earnings Per Share

Apellis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:APLS) has received an average broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the four analysts that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a strong buy rating.

Brokerages have set a 1 year consensus target price of $35.25 for the company and are predicting that the company will post ($0.27) earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Apellis Pharmaceuticals an industry rank of 185 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

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Several research analysts recently commented on the company. JPMorgan Chase boosted their target price on Apellis Pharmaceuticals from $31.00 to $35.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, March 23rd. Zacks Investment Research raised Apellis Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $27.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. B. Riley assumed coverage on Apellis Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. They set a “buy” rating and a $27.00 target price for the company. Evercore ISI assumed coverage on Apellis Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Monday, December 4th. They set an “outperform” rating for the company. Finally, Citigroup assumed coverage on Apellis Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Monday, December 4th. They set a “buy” rating and a $23.00 target price for the company.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in APLS. American International Group Inc. acquired a new position in Apellis Pharmaceuticals during the 4th quarter worth $158,000. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company acquired a new position in Apellis Pharmaceuticals during the 4th quarter worth $186,000. Teachers Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Apellis Pharmaceuticals during the 4th quarter worth $270,000. Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new position in Apellis Pharmaceuticals during the 4th quarter worth $317,000. Finally, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC acquired a new position in Apellis Pharmaceuticals during the 4th quarter worth $343,000. 31.26% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of NASDAQ APLS opened at $22.11 on Thursday. Apellis Pharmaceuticals has a twelve month low of $12.45 and a twelve month high of $27.53. The company has a quick ratio of 27.79, a current ratio of 27.79 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,113.75 and a PE ratio of -6.02.

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Apellis Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Apellis Pharmaceuticals, Inc, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development of novel therapeutic compounds for autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Its lead product candidate is APL-2 to treat geographic atrophy, wet age-related macular degeneration, paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, and nephrology.

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