Tocagen (TOCA) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.22 EPS

Tocagen (NASDAQ:TOCA) issued its earnings results on Thursday. The company reported ($0.02) earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.24) by $0.22, Morningstar.com reports. Tocagen had a negative return on equity of 77.46% and a negative net margin of 130,944.75%. The company had revenue of $18.01 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.01 million.

Shares of NASDAQ:TOCA traded up $0.78 during trading on Friday, reaching $13.08. 184,495 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 165,769. The company has a quick ratio of 6.06, a current ratio of 6.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56. Tocagen has a 1-year low of $7.52 and a 1-year high of $15.80. The firm has a market capitalization of $240.61 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -4.92 and a beta of 2.84.

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Tocagen from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday. ValuEngine raised Tocagen from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 27th. BidaskClub raised Tocagen from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, September 22nd. Chardan Capital assumed coverage on Tocagen in a research report on Thursday, August 30th. They set a “buy” rating and a $30.00 target price on the stock. Finally, B. Riley upped their target price on Tocagen from $15.00 to $22.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 20th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $20.75.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. BlackRock Inc. grew its holdings in Tocagen by 25.2% during the third quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,413,285 shares of the company’s stock worth $22,033,000 after buying an additional 284,518 shares in the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. grew its holdings in Tocagen by 107.4% during the first quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 81,067 shares of the company’s stock worth $961,000 after buying an additional 41,978 shares in the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp grew its holdings in Tocagen by 12.7% during the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 52,845 shares of the company’s stock worth $824,000 after buying an additional 5,938 shares in the last quarter. 683 Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in Tocagen during the second quarter worth $467,000. Finally, Granahan Investment Management Inc. MA grew its holdings in Tocagen by 16.0% during the second quarter. Granahan Investment Management Inc. MA now owns 42,438 shares of the company’s stock worth $396,000 after buying an additional 5,839 shares in the last quarter. 28.00% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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About Tocagen

Tocagen Inc, a clinical-stage cancer-selective gene therapy company, focuses on developing and commercializing product candidates designed to activate a patient's immune system against their cancer. Its cancer-selective gene therapy platform is built on retroviral replicating vectors (RRVs), which are designed to deliver therapeutic genes into the DNA of cancer cells.

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