Analysts forecast that Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) will announce earnings of ($0.14) per share for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Zero analysts have issued estimates for Achillion Pharmaceuticals’ earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at ($0.14) and the highest estimate coming in at ($0.13). Achillion Pharmaceuticals also reported earnings per share of ($0.14) during the same quarter last year. The business is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 7th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Achillion Pharmaceuticals will report full year earnings of ($0.52) per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($0.55) to ($0.50). For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the business will post earnings of ($0.61) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($0.62) to ($0.60). Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that that provide coverage for Achillion Pharmaceuticals.

Achillion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ACHN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 8th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.12) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.13) by $0.01.

ACHN has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Achillion Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 29th. ValuEngine raised shares of Achillion Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 1st. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Achillion Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 5th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $4.38.

ACHN traded up $0.23 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $3.76. 117,205 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,266,118. The firm has a market cap of $486.44 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -5.69 and a beta of 1.03. Achillion Pharmaceuticals has a fifty-two week low of $2.33 and a fifty-two week high of $4.82.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Acadian Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in Achillion Pharmaceuticals during the 2nd quarter worth $135,000. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new position in Achillion Pharmaceuticals during the 2nd quarter worth $147,000. BlueMountain Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in Achillion Pharmaceuticals during the 2nd quarter worth $159,000. Element Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in Achillion Pharmaceuticals during the 1st quarter worth $163,000. Finally, New York State Common Retirement Fund grew its holdings in Achillion Pharmaceuticals by 24.1% during the 1st quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 146,800 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock worth $545,000 after acquiring an additional 28,500 shares in the last quarter. 78.36% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Achillion Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc, a biopharmaceutical company, discovers, develops, and commercializes small molecule drug therapies for immune system disorders in the United States. Its lead drug candidate includes ACH-4471, an inhibitor of factor D that is Phase II clinical trials for patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria and C3 glomerulopathy.

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