Brokerages Anticipate Celsion Co. (CLSN) to Post -$0.31 EPS

Wall Street analysts predict that Celsion Co. (NASDAQ:CLSN) will report earnings per share (EPS) of ($0.31) for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have made estimates for Celsion’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is ($0.29) and the lowest is ($0.32). Celsion posted earnings of ($1.96) per share during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 84.2%. The company is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 15th.

On average, analysts expect that Celsion will report full-year earnings of ($2.46) per share for the current financial year. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the business will post earnings of ($1.15) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($1.21) to ($1.08). Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that follow Celsion.

CLSN has been the topic of a number of research reports. Maxim Group upgraded Celsion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $7.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Celsion from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $1.50 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. Oppenheimer initiated coverage on Celsion in a research note on Tuesday, November 21st. They set an “outperform” rating and a $9.00 price target on the stock. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Celsion from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $11.90.

Celsion (NASDAQ:CLSN) opened at $2.57 on Monday. Celsion has a 1-year low of $1.24 and a 1-year high of $8.82. The company has a market capitalization of $41.28, a PE ratio of -0.44 and a beta of 1.21.

An institutional investor recently bought a new position in Celsion stock. Sabby Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Celsion Co. (NASDAQ:CLSN) in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 108,843 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock, valued at approximately $223,000. Sabby Management LLC owned about 1.30% of Celsion as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 3.97% of the company’s stock.

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Celsion Company Profile

Celsion Corporation is an oncology drug development company. The Company’s product candidate is ThermoDox, a heat-activated liposomal encapsulation of doxorubicin, which is in Phase III clinical trial for treatment of primary liver cancer (the OPTIMA Study) and a Phase II clinical trial for treatment of recurrent chest wall breast cancer (the DIGNITY Study).

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