The Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (PCRX) Expected to Announce Earnings of -$0.27 Per Share

The Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (PCRX) Expected to Announce Earnings of -$0.27 Per Share

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Pacira Pharmaceuticals will report full year earnings of ($0.85) per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($1.57) to ($0.52). For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the company will report earnings of $0.27 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($1.09) to $1.64. Zacks’ EPS averages are an average based on a survey of analysts that follow Pacira Pharmaceuticals.

Analysts forecast that Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PCRX) will report earnings of ($0.27) per share for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Four analysts have issued estimates for Pacira Pharmaceuticals’ earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at ($0.13) and the lowest estimate coming in at ($0.47). Pacira Pharmaceuticals reported earnings of ($0.02) per share in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year over year growth rate of 1,250%. The firm is expected to issue its next earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd.

Pacira Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PCRX) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 4th. The company reported ($0.19) EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.23) by $0.04. The business had revenue of $69.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $70.30 million. Pacira Pharmaceuticals had a negative net margin of 19.26% and a negative return on equity of 7.71%. Pacira Pharmaceuticals’s quarterly revenue was up 5.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.15 EPS.

PCRX has been the subject of a number of research reports. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 price objective on shares of Pacira Pharmaceuticals in a report on Monday, May 15th. HC Wainwright set a $59.00 price target on Pacira Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, May 6th. Mizuho reduced their price target on Pacira Pharmaceuticals from $57.00 to $54.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Friday, May 5th. Jefferies Group LLC set a $60.00 price target on Pacira Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 4th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada set a $58.00 price target on Pacira Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, May 15th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $55.25.

In related news, CAO Kristen Marie Williams sold 21,041 shares of Pacira Pharmaceuticals stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.86, for a total value of $1,070,145.26. Following the completion of the sale, the chief accounting officer now directly owns 18,775 shares in the company, valued at approximately $954,896.50. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, SVP Scott Braunstein sold 768 shares of Pacira Pharmaceuticals stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.32, for a total value of $33,269.76. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 9,982 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $432,420.24. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 50,564 shares of company stock valued at $2,506,682 over the last quarter. 6.60% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Russell Investments Group Ltd. purchased a new position in shares of Pacira Pharmaceuticals during the fourth quarter valued at about $256,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its position in shares of Pacira Pharmaceuticals by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 25,200 shares of the company’s stock valued at $814,000 after buying an additional 400 shares during the last quarter. Numeric Investors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Pacira Pharmaceuticals during the fourth quarter valued at about $239,000. Putnam Investments LLC boosted its position in shares of Pacira Pharmaceuticals by 18.6% in the fourth quarter. Putnam Investments LLC now owns 34,549 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,116,000 after buying an additional 5,410 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Norges Bank purchased a new position in shares of Pacira Pharmaceuticals during the fourth quarter valued at about $13,258,000.

Shares of Pacira Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PCRX) traded down 1.40% during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $49.30. 328,687 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Pacira Pharmaceuticals has a one year low of $29.95 and a one year high of $58.95. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $46.14 and a 200 day moving average of $43.48. The firm’s market capitalization is $1.98 billion.

About Pacira Pharmaceuticals

Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a holding company. The Company is a pharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacture and commercialization of pharmaceutical products, based on its DepoFoam extended release drug delivery technology, for use primarily in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers.

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