Zacks: Brokerages Expect Advaxis, Inc. (ADXS) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $3.03 Million
Analysts expect Advaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADXS) to report $3.03 million in sales for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have provided estimates for Advaxis’ earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $3.05 million and the lowest estimate coming in at $3.00 million. Advaxis posted sales of $3.79 million in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year-over-year growth rate of 20.1%. The company is expected to report its next quarterly earnings results on Friday, March 9th.
On average, analysts expect that Advaxis will report full year sales of $3.03 million for the current year, with estimates ranging from $12.21 million to $13.00 million. For the next financial year, analysts anticipate that the company will report sales of $12.68 million per share, with estimates ranging from $12.27 million to $13.10 million. Zacks’ sales averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that follow Advaxis.
Advaxis (NASDAQ:ADXS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, December 20th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.57) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.55) by ($0.02). Advaxis had a negative net margin of 776.63% and a negative return on equity of 114.00%. The company had revenue of $1.76 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.05 million.
In related news, CFO Sara Bonstein sold 12,734 shares of Advaxis stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.19, for a total value of $40,621.46. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 244,504 shares in the company, valued at approximately $779,967.76. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, insider Robert Petit sold 12,625 shares of Advaxis stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.19, for a total value of $40,273.75. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 237,265 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $756,875.35. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 38,192 shares of company stock valued at $122,615 over the last quarter. 7.21% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in ADXS. Bank of Montreal Can increased its holdings in Advaxis by 16,465.9% in the 4th quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 433,198 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $1,230,000 after buying an additional 430,583 shares in the last quarter. Nexthera Capital LP increased its holdings in Advaxis by 160.3% in the 2nd quarter. Nexthera Capital LP now owns 252,000 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $1,635,000 after buying an additional 155,200 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its holdings in Advaxis by 7.2% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,782,990 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $11,572,000 after buying an additional 119,980 shares in the last quarter. OxFORD Asset Management LLP bought a new stake in Advaxis in the 2nd quarter worth about $498,000. Finally, DAFNA Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in Advaxis by 43.6% in the 2nd quarter. DAFNA Capital Management LLC now owns 247,000 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $1,603,000 after buying an additional 75,000 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 42.89% of the company’s stock.
Shares of Advaxis (NASDAQ:ADXS) traded down $0.23 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $2.95. The stock had a trading volume of 1,274,373 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,020,000. Advaxis has a 1 year low of $2.71 and a 1 year high of $10.06. The company has a market capitalization of $121.14, a P/E ratio of -1.28 and a beta of 1.91.
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Advaxis, Inc is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of Listeria monocytogenes (Lm)-Listeriolysin O (LLO) cancer immunotherapies. These immunotherapies are based on a platform technology that utilizes live attenuated Lm bioengineered to secrete antigen/adjuvant fusion proteins.
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