-$4.35 Earnings Per Share Expected for argenx SE (NASDAQ:ARGX) This Quarter

Last updated on Friday, July 30, 2021 | 2021 MarketBeat

Analysts predict that argenx SE (NASDAQ:ARGX) will post earnings per share of ($4.35) for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Five analysts have made estimates for argenx's earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at ($3.75) and the lowest estimate coming in at ($4.78). argenx reported earnings of ($3.96) per share during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year over year growth rate of 9.8%. The firm is scheduled to issue its next earnings results on Thursday, October 28th.

On average, analysts expect that argenx will report full-year earnings of ($12.98) per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($15.52) to ($11.20). For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the firm will post earnings of ($15.67) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($19.94) to ($9.30). Zacks Investment Research's EPS averages are an average based on a survey of analysts that cover argenx.

argenx (NASDAQ:ARGX) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 29th. The company reported $1.98 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($3.38) by $5.36. argenx had a negative net margin of 298.93% and a negative return on equity of 50.37%.

Several brokerages recently weighed in on ARGX. Redburn Partners began coverage on shares of argenx in a research note on Friday, April 23rd. They issued a "neutral" rating for the company. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft began coverage on shares of argenx in a research note on Friday, July 23rd. They issued a "hold" rating and a $250.00 target price for the company. Wedbush boosted their target price on shares of argenx from $344.00 to $362.00 and gave the company an "outperform" rating in a research note on Thursday, July 22nd. Morgan Stanley boosted their target price on shares of argenx from $321.00 to $324.00 and gave the company an "overweight" rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 18th. Finally, Piper Sandler dropped their price objective on shares of argenx from $309.00 to $250.00 and set a "neutral" rating for the company in a research note on Monday, June 7th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. argenx has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $326.07.

ARGX stock traded up $8.15 during trading on Friday, hitting $304.00. The stock had a trading volume of 1,344 shares, compared to its average volume of 183,346. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $300.53. argenx has a 1-year low of $212.66 and a 1-year high of $382.15. The company has a market capitalization of $15.60 billion, a PE ratio of -25.08 and a beta of 0.92.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Sowell Financial Services LLC grew its holdings in shares of argenx by 458.8% during the 1st quarter. Sowell Financial Services LLC now owns 95 shares of the company's stock worth $25,000 after purchasing an additional 78 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can grew its holdings in shares of argenx by 75.3% during the 1st quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 156 shares of the company's stock worth $44,000 after purchasing an additional 67 shares during the period. The PNC Financial Services Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of argenx by 69.6% during the 1st quarter. The PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 212 shares of the company's stock worth $59,000 after purchasing an additional 87 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its holdings in argenx by 4,583.3% in the 4th quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 281 shares of the company's stock worth $82,000 after acquiring an additional 275 shares during the period. Finally, Quadrant Capital Group LLC boosted its holdings in argenx by 38.6% in the 1st quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 309 shares of the company's stock worth $85,000 after acquiring an additional 86 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 55.57% of the company's stock.

argenx Company Profile

argenx SE is a clinical-stage biotechnology company, which engages in the development of antibody-based therapies for the treatment of autoimmune diseases and cancer. Its products include ARGX-113 for the treatment of autoimmune disease myasthenia gravis and ARGX-110 for the treatment of hematological cancer acute myeloid leukemia.

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