Analysts predict that Alder BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALDR) will post ($1.41) earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Zero analysts have made estimates for Alder BioPharmaceuticals’ earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at ($1.97) and the highest estimate coming in at ($1.12). Alder BioPharmaceuticals posted earnings per share of ($0.70) in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year over year growth rate of 101.4%. The company is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Alder BioPharmaceuticals will report full-year earnings of ($6.35) per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($7.91) to ($5.40). For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the business will report earnings of ($4.35) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($6.84) to ($3.56). Zacks’ EPS averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that cover Alder BioPharmaceuticals.

Alder BioPharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALDR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.48) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($1.67) by $0.19. The company had revenue of $0.68 million for the quarter. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned ($0.79) earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 518.2% on a year-over-year basis.

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on ALDR shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Alder BioPharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. Credit Suisse Group lowered shares of Alder BioPharmaceuticals from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and dropped their price objective for the company from $30.00 to $17.00 in a report on Wednesday, June 28th. Needham & Company LLC assumed coverage on shares of Alder BioPharmaceuticals in a report on Monday, May 15th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $36.00 price objective for the company. Wells Fargo & Company reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $51.00 price objective on shares of Alder BioPharmaceuticals in a report on Wednesday, June 28th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Alder BioPharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, June 29th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $33.75.

In other news, Director Stephen M. Dow purchased 25,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, July 18th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $10.00 per share, for a total transaction of $250,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 10.60% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in ALDR. Sei Investments Co. raised its position in Alder BioPharmaceuticals by 2,297.8% in the first quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 25,584 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $532,000 after buying an additional 24,517 shares during the last quarter. Swiss National Bank raised its position in Alder BioPharmaceuticals by 2.6% in the first quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 66,342 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $1,380,000 after buying an additional 1,700 shares during the last quarter. Pictet Asset Management Ltd. raised its position in Alder BioPharmaceuticals by 69.7% in the first quarter. Pictet Asset Management Ltd. now owns 611,706 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $12,724,000 after buying an additional 251,249 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its position in Alder BioPharmaceuticals by 4.6% in the first quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 210,401 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $4,377,000 after buying an additional 9,218 shares during the last quarter. Finally, American Century Companies Inc. raised its position in Alder BioPharmaceuticals by 5.7% in the first quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 70,486 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $1,466,000 after buying an additional 3,815 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 82.44% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Alder BioPharmaceuticals (ALDR) traded up 4.89% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $9.65. 1,388,777 shares of the stock traded hands. The company’s market cap is $486.46 million. Alder BioPharmaceuticals has a 52 week low of $9.40 and a 52 week high of $36.48. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $12.91 and a 200-day moving average of $18.65.

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Alder BioPharmaceuticals Company Profile

Alder BioPharmaceuticals, Inc, is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and seeks to commercialize genetically engineered therapeutic antibodies with the potential to meaningfully transform current treatment paradigms. Alder’s lead pivotal-stage product candidate, eptinezumab, is being evaluated for migraine prevention.

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