Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Protagonist Therapeutics, Inc. (PTGX) to Post -$0.92 Earnings Per Share

Equities analysts expect that Protagonist Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PTGX) will post ($0.92) earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Zero analysts have issued estimates for Protagonist Therapeutics’ earnings. Protagonist Therapeutics posted earnings per share of ($19.07) during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 95.2%. The business is expected to report its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, September 21st.

On average, analysts expect that Protagonist Therapeutics will report full-year earnings of ($3.74) per share for the current financial year. For the next year, analysts forecast that the company will report earnings of ($3.44) per share. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are an average based on a survey of analysts that that provide coverage for Protagonist Therapeutics.

Protagonist Therapeutics (NASDAQ:PTGX) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 10th. The company reported ($0.84) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.61) by $0.23.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Protagonist Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 10th. BMO Capital Markets lifted their price objective on Protagonist Therapeutics from $34.00 to $45.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 31st.

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Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in PTGX. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of Protagonist Therapeutics by 17.7% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 9,461 shares of the company’s stock valued at $208,000 after buying an additional 1,424 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its position in shares of Protagonist Therapeutics by 15.1% in the first quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 26,148 shares of the company’s stock valued at $335,000 after buying an additional 3,433 shares during the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of Protagonist Therapeutics by 1.9% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 101,218 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,296,000 after buying an additional 1,850 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp increased its position in shares of Protagonist Therapeutics by 50.8% in the fourth quarter. State Street Corp now owns 92,163 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,028,000 after buying an additional 31,042 shares during the last quarter. Finally, FMR LLC increased its position in shares of Protagonist Therapeutics by 0.4% in the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 2,518,198 shares of the company’s stock valued at $32,258,000 after buying an additional 11,031 shares during the last quarter. 47.57% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Protagonist Therapeutics (NASDAQ:PTGX) traded up 0.47% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $12.75. The company had a trading volume of 26,218 shares. Protagonist Therapeutics has a 12-month low of $8.00 and a 12-month high of $26.36. The firm’s market cap is $214.91 million. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $10.80 and its 200-day moving average is $14.24.

About Protagonist Therapeutics

Protagonist Therapeutics, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company with a peptide technology platform focused on discovering and developing new chemical entities (NECs) to address significant unmet medical needs. The Company’s product pipeline includes PTG-100, PTG-200 and PTG-300. Its primary focus is on developing oral peptide drugs that target biological pathways also targeted by marketed injectable antibody drugs.

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