Zacks: Analysts Expect Flexion Therapeutics (FLXN) to Announce -$1.31 Earnings Per Share

Equities analysts forecast that Flexion Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FLXN) will post ($1.31) earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Three analysts have provided estimates for Flexion Therapeutics’ earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is ($1.46) and the highest is ($1.20). Flexion Therapeutics reported earnings of ($0.75) per share in the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year over year growth rate of 74.7%. The company is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 3rd.

On average, analysts expect that Flexion Therapeutics will report full-year earnings of ($5.18) per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($5.78) to ($4.22). For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the business will report earnings of ($2.66) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($3.72) to ($0.28). Zacks’ EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that follow Flexion Therapeutics.

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Flexion Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FLXN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 8th. The specialty pharmaceutical company reported ($1.38) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($1.11) by ($0.27). The firm had revenue of $0.36 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.29 million.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on FLXN shares. ValuEngine upgraded Flexion Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Flexion Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. BidaskClub downgraded Flexion Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Saturday, January 20th. Berenberg Bank started coverage on Flexion Therapeutics in a report on Thursday, February 1st. They set a “buy” rating and a $42.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $36.00 price objective (down previously from $37.00) on shares of Flexion Therapeutics in a report on Friday, March 9th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Flexion Therapeutics presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $99.00.

Shares of FLXN opened at $25.04 on Monday. Flexion Therapeutics has a 52-week low of $16.51 and a 52-week high of $32.25. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.58, a quick ratio of 12.96 and a current ratio of 13.02. The firm has a market capitalization of $947.63, a PE ratio of -6.02 and a beta of 0.83.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Advisory Services Network LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Flexion Therapeutics during the 4th quarter valued at $108,000. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new position in Flexion Therapeutics during the 3rd quarter worth about $135,000. Teacher Retirement System of Texas acquired a new position in Flexion Therapeutics during the 4th quarter worth about $245,000. Eaton Vance Management lifted its holdings in Flexion Therapeutics by 37.2% during the 4th quarter. Eaton Vance Management now owns 12,900 shares of the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock worth $323,000 after buying an additional 3,500 shares during the period. Finally, Berson & Corrado Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Flexion Therapeutics during the 4th quarter worth about $324,000. 94.46% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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Flexion Therapeutics Company Profile

Flexion Therapeutics, Inc, a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and commercialization of anti-inflammatory and analgesic therapies for the treatment of patients with musculoskeletal conditions. It lead product candidate includes Zilretta, an intra-articular injection for the management of osteoarthritis (OA) pain of the knee.

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