AEterna Zentaris (NASDAQ:AEZS) (TSE:AEZ) announced its earnings results on Tuesday. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.15) EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.25) by $0.10, Fidelity Earnings reports. AEterna Zentaris had a return on equity of 20.71% and a net margin of 6.76%. The business had revenue of $0.66 million during the quarter.
AEterna Zentaris stock traded down $0.31 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $2.06. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 631,507 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,089,230. The company has a market cap of $36.66 million, a P/E ratio of -1.53 and a beta of 0.75. AEterna Zentaris has a 52-week low of $1.12 and a 52-week high of $3.25.
Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised AEterna Zentaris from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $1.75 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 9th. ValuEngine downgraded AEterna Zentaris from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Monday, September 17th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $3.25.
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Aeterna Zentaris Inc, a specialty biopharmaceutical company, engages in developing and commercializing pharmaceutical therapies for treating oncology, endocrinology, and women's health. Its commercial product is the Macrilen, a ghrelin receptor agonist that stimulates the secretion of growth hormone by binding to the GHSR-1a, a ghrelin receptor, which is used for endocrinology and oncology indications.
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