Prothena (PRTA) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.43 EPS

Prothena (NASDAQ:PRTA) posted its earnings results on Tuesday. The biotechnology company reported ($0.62) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($1.05) by $0.43, Fidelity Earnings reports. The company had revenue of $0.26 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $0.26 million. Prothena had a negative net margin of 18,276.97% and a negative return on equity of 41.75%.

Shares of PRTA opened at $13.02 on Thursday. Prothena has a one year low of $10.43 and a one year high of $59.50. The stock has a market capitalization of $510.31 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -3.20 and a beta of 2.63.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Prothena from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 15th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Prothena from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 10th. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating and issued a $18.00 price objective on shares of Prothena in a report on Wednesday, August 8th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Prothena from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 2nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $36.67.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Woodford Investment Management Ltd lifted its holdings in shares of Prothena by 3.2% during the second quarter. Woodford Investment Management Ltd now owns 11,924,614 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $173,860,000 after purchasing an additional 367,000 shares during the last quarter. Scopia Capital Management LP purchased a new position in shares of Prothena during the second quarter valued at approximately $51,189,000. BlackRock Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Prothena by 10.0% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,174,087 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $46,277,000 after purchasing an additional 288,855 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP purchased a new position in shares of Prothena during the second quarter valued at approximately $7,801,000. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Prothena by 16.9% during the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 204,787 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $2,986,000 after purchasing an additional 29,533 shares during the last quarter.

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Prothena Company Profile

Prothena Corporation plc, a late-stage clinical biotechnology company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel immunotherapies for the treatment of diseases in the neuroscience and orphan categories. The company is developing antibody-based product candidates that include NEOD001, a monoclonal antibody that is in Phase III and Phase IIb clinical trials for the treatment of AL amyloidosis; PRX002/RG7935 that is in Phase II clinical trial for treating Parkinson's disease and other related synucleinopathies; and PRX004, a monoclonal antibody that is under preclinical development for the treatment of ATTR Amyloidosis.

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