Zacks: Analysts Expect Genocea Biosciences, Inc. (GNCA) to Post -$0.38 EPS

Analysts predict that Genocea Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNCA) will announce ($0.38) earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Zero analysts have made estimates for Genocea Biosciences’ earnings, with estimates ranging from ($0.46) to ($0.30). Genocea Biosciences posted earnings per share of ($0.56) in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 32.1%. The firm is expected to announce its next earnings report on Thursday, February 15th.

On average, analysts expect that Genocea Biosciences will report full year earnings of ($2.09) per share for the current fiscal year. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the business will report earnings of ($1.22) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($1.63) to ($0.80). Zacks’ EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that that provide coverage for Genocea Biosciences.

Genocea Biosciences (NASDAQ:GNCA) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The biotechnology company reported ($0.59) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.51) by ($0.08). During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned ($0.45) earnings per share.

GNCA has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Genocea Biosciences from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 17th. ValuEngine downgraded Genocea Biosciences from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Needham & Company LLC upgraded Genocea Biosciences from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Cowen and Company reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $40.00 price objective on shares of Genocea Biosciences in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Genocea Biosciences from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and reduced their price objective for the stock from $15.00 to $2.50 in a research report on Monday, September 25th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $7.62.

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. GSA Capital Partners LLP acquired a new stake in Genocea Biosciences during the second quarter worth $100,000. Ameriprise Financial Inc. increased its stake in Genocea Biosciences by 34.1% during the first quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 19,933 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $121,000 after acquiring an additional 5,068 shares during the last quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board acquired a new stake in Genocea Biosciences during the second quarter worth $125,000. Rhumbline Advisers acquired a new stake in Genocea Biosciences during the second quarter worth $157,000. Finally, New York State Common Retirement Fund acquired a new stake in Genocea Biosciences during the second quarter worth $159,000. 57.53% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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Genocea Biosciences (NASDAQ GNCA) traded up $0.03 on Tuesday, hitting $1.16. The stock had a trading volume of 147,468 shares, compared to its average volume of 584,697. Genocea Biosciences has a 52 week low of $1.03 and a 52 week high of $7.29. The company has a current ratio of 1.55, a quick ratio of 2.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.51.

Genocea Biosciences Company Profile

Genocea Biosciences, Inc, is harnessing the power of T cell immunity to develop vaccines and immunotherapies company. The Company uses its discovery platform, AnTigen Lead Acquisition System (ATLAS), to design vaccines and immunotherapies that act, in part, through T cell (or cellular) immune responses.

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