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Enanta Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ENTA) Stock Price Down 3.8% After Earnings Miss

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Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTA) dropped 3.8% on Friday after the company announced weaker than expected quarterly earnings. The company traded as low as $49.00 and last traded at $49.04. Approximately 2,777 shares changed hands during trading, a decline of 98% from the average daily volume of 142,041 shares. The stock had previously closed at $51.00.The biotechnology company reported ($1.09) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.94) by ($0.15). The business had revenue of $20.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $25.05 million. Enanta Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 3.75% and a negative net margin of 29.53%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 27.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted ($0.30) earnings per share.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on ENTA. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded shares of Enanta Pharmaceuticals from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and lifted their target price for the stock from $44.00 to $55.00 in a research report on Friday, January 29th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Enanta Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 27th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada boosted their price objective on shares of Enanta Pharmaceuticals from $47.00 to $53.00 and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 9th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. Enanta Pharmaceuticals currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $64.88.

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Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. New York State Common Retirement Fund grew its holdings in Enanta Pharmaceuticals by 20.9% in the fourth quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 37,898 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $1,596,000 after purchasing an additional 6,550 shares during the period. Tudor Investment Corp Et Al acquired a new stake in Enanta Pharmaceuticals in the fourth quarter valued at $1,856,000. Virtus ETF Advisers LLC raised its holdings in Enanta Pharmaceuticals by 18.9% in the fourth quarter. Virtus ETF Advisers LLC now owns 14,321 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $603,000 after acquiring an additional 2,275 shares in the last quarter. Credit Suisse AG raised its holdings in shares of Enanta Pharmaceuticals by 8.3% during the fourth quarter. Credit Suisse AG now owns 37,837 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $1,594,000 after purchasing an additional 2,892 shares during the period. Finally, Rhumbline Advisers raised its holdings in shares of Enanta Pharmaceuticals by 9.6% during the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 65,257 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $2,747,000 after purchasing an additional 5,698 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 90.78% of the company’s stock.

The company has a market capitalization of $988.43 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -28.02 and a beta of 0.54. The stock’s fifty day simple moving average is $50.52 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $47.52.

About Enanta Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ENTA)

Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc, a biotechnology company, discovers and develops small molecule drugs for the treatment of viral infections and liver diseases. Its research and development disease targets include respiratory syncytial virus, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, SARS-CoV-2, human metapneumovirus, and hepatitis B virus.

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7 Hotel Stocks Just Waiting For the Vaccine

Like any group of stocks related to travel and tourism, hotel stocks saw a steep drop in share prices in 2020. The leisure and hospitality sector that once had 15 million employees has lost 4 million jobs since February.

Many major cities will be feeling the ripple effects of the Covid-19 pandemic for years. However, there is ample evidence that shows the pandemic may be coming to an end. The number of new cases is dropping. The number of those getting vaccinated is rising. And even in the cities with the most restrictive mitigation measures, the slow process of reopening is beginning.

All of this can’t come fast enough for individuals who rely on the travel and tourism industry for their livelihood. Hotel chains had at least some revenue coming in the door. And when earnings season concludes, the more budget-friendly hotel chains may realize revenue that is 75% of its 2019 numbers. But that is not enough to bring the hotels to anywhere near full employment. Particularly with hotels that have bars and restaurants that have remained closed or open at limited capacity.

Many economists are optimistic that travel may begin to look more normal by the summer of this year. And the global economy may deliver 6.4% GDP growth this year. With that in mind, the hotel chains with the best fundamentals and the broadest footprint will be in the best position as the economy reopens.

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Authorities Raid Pharmaceuticals In Bolangir 

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With vulnerability of people at an all time high amid the second wave of the Covid pandemic crisis, the wrong doers have found perfect opportunities to make profits especially in health sector which is evident from the back to back incidents of seizure of spurious pharma drugs from several parts of the State. 

After Cuttack and Rourkela, the Drugs Inspector of Bolangir on Sunday raided some pharma outlets in the city on the basis of orders from the Drugs Controller.

With vulnerability of people at an all time high amid the second wave of the Covid pandemic crisis, the wrong doers have found perfect opportunities to make profits especially in health sector which is evident from the back to back incidents of seizure of spurious pharma drugs from several parts of the State. 

A team of the drugs control squad suddenly visited Modi Pharmaceuticals situated in Sudpara and seized large stock of medicines used for the treatment of cold and cough from the unit.

The samples of the medicines will be sent to laboratory for testing and the details on the drugs can be ascertained only after that, said the Drugs Inspector Babulal Tudu.

The official informed that the authorities of the pharma unit failed to produce satisfactory documentation regarding the production or procurement of the seized medicines. 

A few days ago, a State Drugs Control squad seized huge quantities of fake anti-covid drugs ‘Favipiravir’ in Cuttack.
On Saturday, the State Health Department ordered the Drugs Controller and Police to carry out a joint investigation into the transaction of spurious medicines and submit a report in this regard.

As per sources, as many as 170 boxes of the counterfeit drugs consignment were seized from a chemist shop at Kanika Chhak in the millennium city.

Similarly, in Rourkela, three drugs stores were raided by a team leading to exposure of more than 300 strips of duplicate medicines.



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Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited (NSE:GLENMARK) Is Going Strong But Fundamentals Appear To Be Mixed : Is There A Clear Direction For The Stock?

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Glenmark Pharmaceuticals’ (NSE:GLENMARK) stock is up by a considerable 36% over the past three months. However, we decided to pay attention to the company’s fundamentals which don’t appear to give a clear sign about the company’s financial health. In this article, we decided to focus on Glenmark Pharmaceuticals’ ROE.

Return on Equity or ROE is a test of how effectively a company is growing its value and managing investors’ money. Put another way, it reveals the company’s success at turning shareholder investments into profits.

See our latest analysis for Glenmark Pharmaceuticals

How Is ROE Calculated?

Return on equity can be calculated by using the formula:

Return on Equity = Net Profit (from continuing operations) ÷ Shareholders’ Equity

So, based on the above formula, the ROE for Glenmark Pharmaceuticals is:

14% = ₹9.7b ÷ ₹71b (Based on the trailing twelve months to March 2021).

The ‘return’ is the amount earned after tax over the last twelve months. Another way to think of that is that for every ₹1 worth of equity, the company was able to earn ₹0.14 in profit.

Why Is ROE Important For Earnings Growth?

We have already established that ROE serves as an efficient profit-generating gauge for a company’s future earnings. We now need to evaluate how much profit the company reinvests or “retains” for future growth which then gives us an idea about the growth potential of the company. Assuming everything else remains unchanged, the higher the ROE and profit retention, the higher the growth rate of a company compared to companies that don’t necessarily bear these characteristics.

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals’ Earnings Growth And 14% ROE

On the face of it, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals’ ROE is not much to talk about. However, given that the company’s ROE is similar to the average industry ROE of 15%, we may spare it some thought. However, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals has seen a flattish net income growth over the past five years, which is not saying much. Bear in mind, the company’s ROE is not very high. So that could also be one of the reasons behind the company’s flat growth in earnings.

As a next step, we compared Glenmark Pharmaceuticals’ net income growth with the industry and were disappointed to see that the company’s growth is lower than the industry average growth of 16% in the same period.

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NSEI:GLENMARK Past Earnings Growth June 13th 2021

Earnings growth is a huge factor in stock valuation. It’s important for an investor to know whether the market has priced in the company’s expected earnings growth (or decline). Doing so will help them establish if the stock’s future looks promising or ominous. One good indicator of expected earnings growth is the P/E ratio which determines the price the market is willing to pay for a stock based on its earnings prospects. So, you may want to check if Glenmark Pharmaceuticals is trading on a high P/E or a low P/E, relative to its industry.

Is Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Making Efficient Use Of Its Profits?

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals has a low three-year median payout ratio of 7.3% (or a retention ratio of 93%) but the negligible earnings growth number doesn’t reflect this as high growth usually follows high profit retention.

Additionally, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals has paid dividends over a period of at least ten years, which means that the company’s management is determined to pay dividends even if it means little to no earnings growth. Our latest analyst data shows that the future payout ratio of the company over the next three years is expected to be approximately 6.3%. Therefore, the company’s future ROE is also not expected to change by much with analysts predicting an ROE of 14%.

Conclusion

On the whole, we feel that the performance shown by Glenmark Pharmaceuticals can be open to many interpretations. Even though it appears to be retaining most of its profits, given the low ROE, investors may not be benefitting from all that reinvestment after all. The low earnings growth suggests our theory correct. That being so, the latest analyst forecasts show that the company will continue to see an expansion in its earnings. To know more about the latest analysts predictions for the company, check out this visualization of analyst forecasts for the company.

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Euclidean Capital Llc Sells 39,638 Shares of PMV Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PMVP) Stock

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PMV Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PMVP) major shareholder Euclidean Capital Llc sold 39,638 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.64, for a total transaction of $1,333,422.32. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Large shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

Euclidean Capital Llc also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Monday, June 7th, Euclidean Capital Llc sold 30,721 shares of PMV Pharmaceuticals stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.62, for a total transaction of $1,032,840.02.

PMVP stock traded up $1.67 on Friday, hitting $34.40. 208,178 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 176,323. PMV Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has a 1-year low of $26.38 and a 1-year high of $63.22. The firm has a market cap of $1.55 billion and a PE ratio of -13.64. The stock’s fifty day moving average is $33.44.

PMV Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PMVP) last released its earnings results on Friday, May 14th. The company reported ($0.26) EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of ($0.26). Equities analysts anticipate that PMV Pharmaceuticals, Inc. will post -1.22 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its holdings in shares of PMV Pharmaceuticals by 2,421.3% during the first quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 935,390 shares of the company’s stock valued at $30,765,000 after acquiring an additional 898,291 shares during the period. Personal CFO Solutions LLC acquired a new stake in shares of PMV Pharmaceuticals during the first quarter valued at approximately $28,111,000. BlackRock Inc. raised its holdings in shares of PMV Pharmaceuticals by 148.1% during the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,345,015 shares of the company’s stock valued at $82,731,000 after acquiring an additional 802,977 shares during the period. Avoro Capital Advisors LLC raised its holdings in shares of PMV Pharmaceuticals by 27.0% during the fourth quarter. Avoro Capital Advisors LLC now owns 2,350,267 shares of the company’s stock valued at $130,536,000 after acquiring an additional 500,267 shares during the period. Finally, Deerfield Management Company L.P. Series C raised its holdings in shares of PMV Pharmaceuticals by 126.3% during the first quarter. Deerfield Management Company L.P. Series C now owns 423,680 shares of the company’s stock valued at $13,935,000 after acquiring an additional 236,488 shares during the period. 88.63% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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About PMV Pharmaceuticals

PMV Pharmaceuticals, Inc, a precision oncology company, engages in the discovery and development of small molecule, tumor-agnostic therapies for p53 mutations in cancer. The company’s lead product candidate is PC14586, a small molecule that corrects a p53 protein containing the Y220C mutation and restores p53 function.

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7 Precious Metals Stocks That Will Keep Your Portfolio On Trend

The growing acceptance of cryptocurrency is beginning to make mainstream investors rethink their idea of “store of value.” The trendy possibilities of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and any of the dozens of altcoins that exist on the blockchain are trending like the latest fashion.

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