Analysts Anticipate Galapagos NV (GLPG) to Announce -$0.68 Earnings Per Share

Wall Street brokerages predict that Galapagos NV (NASDAQ:GLPG) will report ($0.68) earnings per share for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have provided estimates for Galapagos NV’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at ($0.44) and the lowest estimate coming in at ($0.91). Galapagos NV posted earnings per share of ($0.11) in the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year over year growth rate of 518.2%. The firm is scheduled to report its next earnings results on Friday, August 4th.

On average, analysts expect that Galapagos NV will report full year earnings of ($2.26) per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($3.29) to ($1.47). For the next year, analysts anticipate that the firm will post earnings of ($1.33) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($3.92) to $0.10. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that cover Galapagos NV.

GLPG has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Janney Montgomery Scott downgraded shares of Galapagos NV from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, April 24th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Galapagos NV from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 21st. Nomura cut their price objective on shares of Galapagos NV from $108.00 to $121.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. Stifel Nicolaus upped their price objective on shares of Galapagos NV from $65.00 to $83.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, May 1st. Finally, Instinet restated a “buy” rating and set a $108.00 price objective (down previously from $121.00) on shares of Galapagos NV in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. Galapagos NV currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $94.00.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in GLPG. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC bought a new position in shares of Galapagos NV during the first quarter worth about $161,000. Bank of Montreal Can increased its position in shares of Galapagos NV by 8,736.4% in the first quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 1,944 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $168,000 after buying an additional 1,922 shares in the last quarter. Cim Investment Mangement Inc. bought a new position in shares of Galapagos NV during the first quarter worth about $203,000. Karp Capital Management Corp bought a new position in shares of Galapagos NV during the first quarter worth about $206,000. Finally, Airain ltd bought a new position in shares of Galapagos NV during the first quarter worth about $237,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 19.92% of the company’s stock.

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Galapagos NV (NASDAQ GLPG) traded down 0.95% on Wednesday, reaching $75.96. 161,354 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Galapagos NV has a 1-year low of $51.91 and a 1-year high of $94.88. The stock has a market cap of $3.51 billion, a PE ratio of 723.43 and a beta of 1.78.

Galapagos NV Company Profile

Galapagos NV is a Belgium-based biotechnology company. The Company’s activities are divided into two operating divisions: Research and Development (R & D) and Services. The R & D division is engaged in the discovery and development of small molecules. The Services division, offers target-to-drug discovery products and services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and to patient foundations, encompassing target discovery and validation, screening and drug discovery through to delivery of pre-clinical candidates.

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