Equities research analysts forecast that Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (NASDAQ:AVXL) will post ($0.10) earnings per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Zero analysts have made estimates for Anavex Life Sciences’ earnings. Anavex Life Sciences posted earnings per share of ($0.18) in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 44.4%. The company is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Monday, December 11th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Anavex Life Sciences will report full-year earnings of ($0.36) per share for the current year. Zacks’ EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that that provide coverage for Anavex Life Sciences.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Anavex Life Sciences from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $5.50 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. Maxim Group set a $15.00 price objective on shares of Anavex Life Sciences and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. ValuEngine cut shares of Anavex Life Sciences from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, September 28th. Finally, Noble Financial reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $15.00 price objective on shares of Anavex Life Sciences in a report on Friday, September 29th.

Anavex Life Sciences (NASDAQ AVXL) traded up $0.12 on Friday, hitting $3.70. 214,162 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 405,227. Anavex Life Sciences has a twelve month low of $3.33 and a twelve month high of $6.64.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its position in shares of Anavex Life Sciences by 40.8% in the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 56,873 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $236,000 after purchasing an additional 16,488 shares during the period. SNS Financial Group LLC acquired a new position in Anavex Life Sciences during the third quarter worth about $290,000. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its position in Anavex Life Sciences by 37.7% during the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 31,876 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $169,000 after acquiring an additional 8,728 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp boosted its position in Anavex Life Sciences by 15.2% during the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 603,326 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $3,210,000 after acquiring an additional 79,516 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Virtu KCG Holdings LLC acquired a new position in Anavex Life Sciences during the second quarter worth about $186,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 23.88% of the company’s stock.

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Anavex Life Sciences Company Profile

Anavex Life Sciences Corp., is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of drug candidates. The Company’s lead compounds include ANAVEX 2-73, ANAVEX PLUS, a combination of ANAVEX 2-73 with donepezil (Aricept), ANAVEX 19-144, ANAVEX 1-41, ANAVEX 7-1037, ANAVEX 3-71, ANAVEX 1079, ANAVEX 1519 and ANAVEX 1066 being developed to treat Alzheimer’s disease and other central nervous system (CNS) diseases.

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