Axsome Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:AXSM) Expected to Announce Earnings of -$0.51 Per Share

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Wall Street brokerages expect that Axsome Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:AXSM) will post ($0.51) earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Zero analysts have provided estimates for Axsome Therapeutics’ earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is ($0.63) and the highest is ($0.43). Axsome Therapeutics reported earnings of ($0.32) per share in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year over year growth rate of 59.4%. The firm is expected to report its next earnings report on Thursday, March 12th.

On average, analysts expect that Axsome Therapeutics will report full-year earnings of ($1.77) per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($1.92) to ($1.69). For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the business will post earnings of ($1.60) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($2.01) to ($0.98). Zacks’ earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that that provide coverage for Axsome Therapeutics.

Axsome Therapeutics (NASDAQ:AXSM) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 7th. The company reported ($0.56) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.41) by ($0.15).

Several equities research analysts have commented on the company. BTIG Research boosted their price objective on Axsome Therapeutics to $97.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, December 30th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Axsome Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 19th. Guggenheim boosted their price objective on Axsome Therapeutics from $65.00 to $48.00 in a research note on Wednesday, December 4th. HC Wainwright restated a “buy” rating and set a $200.00 target price (up from $170.00) on shares of Axsome Therapeutics in a report on Tuesday, December 24th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald restated an “overweight” rating and set a $125.00 target price (up from $104.00) on shares of Axsome Therapeutics in a report on Monday, December 30th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $99.80.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Axsome Therapeutics by 263.1% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,690,522 shares of the company’s stock worth $43,531,000 after purchasing an additional 1,224,935 shares during the last quarter. VHCP Management III LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Axsome Therapeutics by 50.9% during the 2nd quarter. VHCP Management III LLC now owns 1,611,329 shares of the company’s stock worth $41,492,000 after purchasing an additional 543,285 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Axsome Therapeutics by 27.8% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,152,285 shares of the company’s stock worth $29,671,000 after purchasing an additional 250,498 shares during the last quarter. VHCP Management II LLC lifted its holdings in Axsome Therapeutics by 56.1% in the second quarter. VHCP Management II LLC now owns 892,946 shares of the company’s stock valued at $22,993,000 after acquiring an additional 320,990 shares during the last quarter. Finally, State Street Corp lifted its holdings in Axsome Therapeutics by 12.0% in the third quarter. State Street Corp now owns 729,682 shares of the company’s stock valued at $14,769,000 after acquiring an additional 78,209 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 54.64% of the company’s stock.

NASDAQ:AXSM opened at $90.69 on Monday. Axsome Therapeutics has a 12 month low of $7.63 and a 12 month high of $109.94. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $75.93 and a two-hundred day moving average of $37.76. The company has a current ratio of 2.39, a quick ratio of 2.39 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.80. The firm has a market cap of $3.12 billion, a P/E ratio of -78.86 and a beta of 3.39.

About Axsome Therapeutics

Axsome Therapeutics, Inc, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, engages in developing novel therapies for central nervous system (CNS) disorders in the United States. Its product pipeline includes AXS-05, which is in the Phase III clinical trial for the treatment resistant depression; Phase II/III clinical trials in agitation associated with Alzheimer's disease; and Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of smoking cessation, as well as for major depressive disorder.

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