Medgenics Inc (GNMX) Expected to Post Earnings of -$0.26 Per Share

Equities analysts expect that Medgenics Inc (NASDAQ:GNMX) will report earnings of ($0.26) per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zero analysts have issued estimates for Medgenics’ earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is ($0.32) and the highest is ($0.17). Medgenics posted earnings per share of ($0.35) during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 25.7%. The firm is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, August 3rd.

On average, analysts expect that Medgenics will report full-year earnings of ($1.11) per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($1.29) to ($0.88). For the next financial year, analysts expect that the company will report earnings of ($1.44) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($1.85) to ($1.04). Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that that provide coverage for Medgenics.

Medgenics (NASDAQ:GNMX) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, May 10th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.29) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.27) by $0.02.

GNMX has been the topic of several recent research reports. Needham & Company LLC restated a “buy” rating and set a $9.00 target price (down from $12.00) on shares of Medgenics in a report on Tuesday, March 21st. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and set a $1.50 target price on shares of Medgenics in a report on Friday, May 12th.

In other Medgenics news, Director Sol J. Barer acquired 100,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, April 28th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $1.57 per share, for a total transaction of $157,000.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 607,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $952,990. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, major shareholder Philip R. Harper acquired 1,058,531 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 24th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $1.78 per share, for a total transaction of $1,884,185.18. Following the completion of the purchase, the insider now directly owns 4,786,682 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $8,520,293.96. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have acquired 1,258,531 shares of company stock worth $2,195,185. Corporate insiders own 23.40% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of GNMX. Birchview Capital LP raised its position in Medgenics by 41.7% in the first quarter. Birchview Capital LP now owns 68,000 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $126,000 after buying an additional 20,000 shares during the last quarter. Massey Quick & Co. LLC acquired a new position in Medgenics during the fourth quarter worth approximately $126,000. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC raised its position in Medgenics by 16.7% in the first quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 97,719 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $182,000 after buying an additional 13,966 shares during the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Medgenics during the fourth quarter worth approximately $204,000. Finally, Oxford Asset Management acquired a new position in Medgenics during the fourth quarter worth approximately $249,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 44.69% of the company’s stock.

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Shares of Medgenics (NASDAQ:GNMX) traded up 1.56% during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $1.30. The stock had a trading volume of 298,748 shares. The firm’s market cap is $48.24 million. Medgenics has a 1-year low of $1.26 and a 1-year high of $6.89. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $1.61 and a 200-day moving average price of $4.04.

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