Wall Street analysts expect Madrigal Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:MDGL) to announce ($0.68) earnings per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Zero analysts have issued estimates for Madrigal Pharmaceuticals’ earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at ($0.71) and the highest estimate coming in at ($0.65). Madrigal Pharmaceuticals reported earnings per share of ($0.67) during the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year-over-year growth rate of 1.5%. The company is scheduled to report its next earnings report on Monday, April 2nd.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Madrigal Pharmaceuticals will report full year earnings of ($2.57) per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($2.59) to ($2.54). For the next financial year, analysts expect that the firm will report earnings of ($3.24) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($3.49) to ($2.98). Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that that provide coverage for Madrigal Pharmaceuticals.

Several research firms recently weighed in on MDGL. Evercore ISI restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $175.00 price target (up previously from $140.00) on shares of Madrigal Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. HC Wainwright upped their price target on Madrigal Pharmaceuticals from $54.00 to $105.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. JMP Securities upped their price target on Madrigal Pharmaceuticals from $63.00 to $125.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. Roth Capital set a $82.00 target price on Madrigal Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 30th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Madrigal Pharmaceuticals from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $154.20.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY purchased a new stake in Madrigal Pharmaceuticals during the 4th quarter valued at $133,000. Covington Capital Management purchased a new stake in Madrigal Pharmaceuticals during the 4th quarter valued at $184,000. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in Madrigal Pharmaceuticals during the 4th quarter valued at $194,000. SG Americas Securities LLC purchased a new stake in Madrigal Pharmaceuticals during the 3rd quarter valued at $100,000. Finally, Caxton Corp purchased a new stake in Madrigal Pharmaceuticals during the 4th quarter valued at $222,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 21.71% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Madrigal Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ MDGL) opened at $135.11 on Thursday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,891.81, a P/E ratio of -53.19 and a beta of 1.19. Madrigal Pharmaceuticals has a 52 week low of $13.09 and a 52 week high of $154.75.

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About Madrigal Pharmaceuticals

Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc, formerly Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp., is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on the development and commercialization of therapeutic candidates for the treatment of cardiovascular-metabolic diseases and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). The Company’s lead product, MGL-3196, is a Phase II-ready once-daily, oral, liver-directed selective thyroid hormone receptor-b (THR-b) agonist for the treatment of NASH, and heterozygous and homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (FH).

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