Zacks: Analysts predict that Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Ltd. (NYSE: BHVN) to report earnings of -$1.82 per share

Equity research analysts expect Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Ltd. (NYSE:BHVN – Get a rating) to report earnings of ($1.82) per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Six analysts released earnings estimates for Biohaven Pharmaceutical, with the lowest EPS estimate at $3.25 and the highest at $0.01. Biohaven Pharmaceutical reported earnings per share of ($4.21) in the same quarter last year, suggesting a positive year-over-year growth rate of 56.8%. The company is due to release its next earnings report on Monday, May 9.

According to Zacks, analysts expect Biohaven Pharmaceutical to report full year earnings of ($5.89) per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($8.51) to ($2 $.70). For the next fiscal year, analysts expect the company to report earnings of ($2.35) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($5.84) to $3.16. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are an average average based on a survey of sell-side analysts who follow Biohaven Pharmaceutical.

Biohaven Pharmaceutical (NYSE: BHVN – Get a rating) last released its quarterly results on Thursday, February 24. The company reported ($3.01) EPS for the quarter, missing Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of ($2.04) by ($0.97). The company posted revenue of $190.01 million for the quarter, compared to $175.54 million expected by analysts. The company’s revenue for the quarter increased 441.1% year over year. During the same quarter of the previous year, the firm had posted ($3.62) earnings per share.

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A number of research companies have weighed in on BHVN recently. HC Wainwright reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a price target of $160.00 on shares of Biohaven Pharmaceutical in a Friday, Jan. 7 research report. Cantor Fitzgerald raised his price target on Biohaven Pharmaceutical from $165.00 to $177.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a Wednesday, November 10 report. Mizuho raised his price target on Biohaven Pharmaceutical shares from $144.00 to $154.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday. Morgan Stanley raised its price target on Biohaven Pharmaceutical shares from $145.00 to $148.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, January 7. Finally, UBS Group raised its price target on Biohaven Pharmaceutical shares from $150.00 to $160.00 in a Tuesday, January 4, report. Three investment analysts gave the stock a hold rating and eight gave the company a buy rating. According to MarketBeat.com, the company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $148.45.

In other Biohaven Pharmaceutical news, an insider Elysee Stock sold 21,919 shares of the company in a trade dated Wednesday, December 15. The stock was sold at an average price of $105.49, for a total transaction of $2,312,235.31. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, available at this link. Additionally, CAO George C. Clark sold 1,915 shares of the company in a trade on Monday, Dec. 20. The stock was sold at an average price of $123.84, for a total transaction of $237,153.60. Disclosure of this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 80,209 shares of the company worth $8,735,608 in the past ninety days. 15.20% of the shares are held by insiders.

A number of hedge funds have recently changed their positions in the business. Capital World Investors increased its stake in shares of Biohaven Pharmaceutical by 1.9% in the fourth quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 6,178,009 shares of the company worth $851,391,000 after acquiring an additional 115,628 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in Biohaven Pharmaceutical by 0.6% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,635,280 shares of the company worth $638,787,000 after purchasing an additional 28,207 shares during the period. Stifel Financial Corp increased its stake in Biohaven Pharmaceutical by 1.9% during the fourth quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 3,049,995 shares of the company valued at $420,319,000 after buying an additional 55,650 shares last quarter. Marshall Wace LLP increased its stake in shares of Biohaven Pharmaceutical by 3.0% in the 4th quarter. Marshall Wace LLP now owns 2,798,457 shares of the company worth $385,657,000 after purchasing an additional 80,272 shares in the last quarter. Finally, State Street Corp increased its stake in shares of Biohaven Pharmaceutical by 11.0% in the fourth quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,647,694 shares of the company valued at $227,069,000 after purchasing an additional 162,764 shares last quarter. 91.73% of the shares are held by institutional investors.

Shares of NYSE:BHVN opened at $113.10 on Monday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $128.58 and a 200-day moving average price of $128.36. Biohaven Pharmaceutical has a 12-month low of $62.57 and a 12-month high of $151.51. The company has a market capitalization of $7.98 billion, a price-earnings ratio of -8.65 and a beta of 1.08.

Biohaven Pharmaceutical Company Profile (Get a rating)

Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Co Ltd. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, dedicated to the research and development of late-stage product candidates targeting neurological diseases, including rare diseases. It is focused on a pipeline of product candidates that represent mechanistic platforms, calcitonin gene-linked peptide receptor antagonists and glutamate modulators.

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