Incyte Corporation to Post Q4 2017 Earnings of ($0.59) Per Share, William Blair Forecasts (INCY)

Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ:INCY) – Analysts at William Blair lowered their Q4 2017 earnings per share estimates for shares of Incyte Corporation in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday. William Blair analyst Y. Xu now forecasts that the biopharmaceutical company will post earnings per share of ($0.59) for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.04. William Blair also issued estimates for Incyte Corporation’s Q1 2018 earnings at ($0.21) EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at ($0.06) EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.47 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $0.30 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.02 EPS.

Several other research analysts have also commented on the company. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. set a $135.00 target price on Incyte Corporation and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. BMO Capital Markets boosted their price objective on Incyte Corporation from $162.00 to $166.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. J P Morgan Chase & Co restated a “buy” rating on shares of Incyte Corporation in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) assumed coverage on Incyte Corporation in a research report on Friday, October 6th. They set a “buy” rating and a $160.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating on shares of Incyte Corporation in a research report on Friday, October 6th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eighteen have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $144.98.

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Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ:INCY) opened at $105.08 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 4.82, a quick ratio of 4.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01. Incyte Corporation has a 12-month low of $83.01 and a 12-month high of $153.15.

Incyte Corporation (NASDAQ:INCY) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The biopharmaceutical company reported $0.17 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.11. The company had revenue of $381.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $360.34 million. Incyte Corporation had a negative return on equity of 12.91% and a negative net margin of 10.90%. The business’s revenue was up 41.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.19 EPS.

In other Incyte Corporation news, insider David W. Gryska sold 3,915 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $105.63, for a total value of $413,541.45. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, EVP Paula J. Swain sold 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $140.00, for a total value of $2,800,000.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 55,067 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,709,380. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 102,062 shares of company stock worth $12,652,893 in the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 17.70% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. D. Scott Neal Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Incyte Corporation during the 2nd quarter worth about $103,000. Cornerstone Advisors Inc. raised its holdings in Incyte Corporation by 19.6% in the 2nd quarter. Cornerstone Advisors Inc. now owns 884 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $111,000 after acquiring an additional 145 shares in the last quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC raised its holdings in Incyte Corporation by 13.8% in the 2nd quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 891 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $112,000 after acquiring an additional 108 shares in the last quarter. Exane Asset Management acquired a new position in Incyte Corporation in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $126,000. Finally, Seven Eight Capital LP acquired a new position in Incyte Corporation in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $129,000. Institutional investors own 88.57% of the company’s stock.

Incyte Corporation Company Profile

Incyte Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of therapeutics. Its portfolio includes compounds in various stages, ranging from preclinical to late-stage development, and commercialized products, such as JAKAFI (ruxolitinib) and ICLUSIG (ponatinib).

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