NASDAQ:AKAO - Achaogen Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$4.00 +0.07 (+1.78 %)
(As of 10/19/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$3.93
Today's Range$3.93 - $4.13
52-Week Range$3.31 - $15.00
Volume530,100 shs
Average Volume894,738 shs
Market Capitalization$177.67 million
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A
Achaogen, Inc., a late-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of antibacterial treatments against multi-drug resistant (MDR) gram-negative infections in the United States. The company is principally developing plazomicin for the treatment of serious bacterial infections, including urinary tract infections, blood stream infections, and other infections due to MDR enterobacteriaceae comprising carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae. It is also involved in the development of antibacterial candidate C-Scape, an orally-administered combination of clavulanate and ceftibuten, which targets serious bacterial infections due to expanded spectrum beta-lactamases producing enterobacteriaceae; and therapeutic antibody discovery program. The company has license and collaboration agreements with Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. to develop and commercialize an assay to support plazomicin; Crystal Biosciences, Inc. to discover monoclonal antibodies against multiple targets; Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for certain patents relating to aminoglycoside antibacterial compounds and related know-how to develop and commercialize certain novel aminoglycoside antibacterial compounds; and Hovione Limited to manufacture the active pharmaceutical ingredient for plazomicin. The company was incorporated in 2002 and is based in South San Francisco, California.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Pharmaceutical preparations


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.42
Current Ratio3.79
Quick Ratio3.79


Trailing P/E RatioN/A
Forward P/E RatioN/A
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$11.18 million
Price / Sales16.18
Cash FlowN/A
Price / CashN/A
Book Value$2.88 per share
Price / Book1.39


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($3.17)
Net Income$-125,610,000.00
Net Margins-2,286.21%
Return on Equity-146.50%
Return on Assets-85.07%


Outstanding Shares45,210,000
Market Cap$177.67 million

Achaogen (NASDAQ:AKAO) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Achaogen's stock symbol?

Achaogen trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "AKAO."

How were Achaogen's earnings last quarter?

Achaogen Inc (NASDAQ:AKAO) issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, August, 6th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($1.11) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.92) by $0.19. The biopharmaceutical company had revenue of $2.56 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.49 million. Achaogen had a negative net margin of 2,286.21% and a negative return on equity of 146.50%. View Achaogen's Earnings History.

When is Achaogen's next earnings date?

Achaogen is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November 14th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Achaogen.

What price target have analysts set for AKAO?

10 brokerages have issued 12 month price targets for Achaogen's stock. Their forecasts range from $10.00 to $29.00. On average, they expect Achaogen's stock price to reach $20.8571 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 421.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Achaogen.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Achaogen?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Achaogen in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Achaogen.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Achaogen stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Achaogen stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Achaogen, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. It is focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel antibacterials to treat multi-drug resistant, or MDR, gram-negative infections. The Company is developing plazomicin, its lead product candidate, for the treatment of serious bacterial infections due to MDR enterobacteriaceae, including carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae. Achaogen, Inc. is headquartered in South San Francisco, California. " (10/17/2018)
  • 2. Mizuho analysts commented, "We are reducing our PT from $28 to $20 based on a worst-case scenario analysis assuming no revenues from BSI or any other potential usages and an additional capital raise of $200 million in 2019 (an amount we see as adequate to carry the company to break-even point). We would be buyers on weakness as we believe Achaogen has an approvable drug in cUTI and there could be upside potential from Plazomicin in Carbapenem- resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE) cases over time." (5/3/2018)
  • 3. Needham & Company LLC analysts commented, "Plazomicin will be discussed at an FDA Advisory Committee (AdCom) mtg 5/2/18. Achaogen completed two Phase 3 trials, a standard cUTI trial (EPIC) and the other a descriptive trial in patients with HABP/VABP or bloodstream infections caused by Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE; CARE). Both trials had positive outcomes, w/ the latter surprisingly demonstrating superiority to comparator colistin. Achaogen is seeking a label in both cUTI and Bloodstream infections, although Bloodstream is controversial given the descriptive nature of the CARE trial. The Avycaz and Cresemba AdCom mtgs are most relevant to analysis of the plazomicin mtg and we have a modest bias towards a vote in favor of including both indications on plazomicin label. Our note details recent antibiotic FDA reviews and individual voting histories. BUY." (4/30/2018)
  • 4. HC Wainwright analysts commented, "We find no big surprises in the FDA analyses. This morning, FDA released its Briefing Document for the May 2, 2018 meeting of the Antimicrobial Drugs Advisory Committee (AMDAC) to review the NDA for Achaogen’s plazomicin for the proposed indications for the treatment of complicated urinary tract infection (cUTI), including acute pyelonephritis (AP); and bloodstream infections (BSI), in adults." (4/30/2018)

Are investors shorting Achaogen?

Achaogen saw a decline in short interest in the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 9,812,829 shares, a decline of 17.2% from the September 14th total of 11,847,249 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,198,092 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 8.2 days. Currently, 39.2% of the company's shares are short sold. View Achaogen's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Achaogen's key competitors?

Who are Achaogen's key executives?

Achaogen's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Blake Wise, CEO & Director (Age 47)
  • Dr. Kenneth J. Hillan, Pres, Director and Pres of R&D (Age 57)
  • Mr. Gary Loeb, Gen. Counsel, Corp. Sec. & Chief Compliance Officer (Age 48)
  • Ms. Zeryn Sarpangal, CFO & Principal Accounting Officer (Age 38)
  • Ms. Elizabeth Bhatt, Chief Bus. Officer & COO (Age 50)

How do I buy shares of Achaogen?

Shares of AKAO can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Achaogen's stock price today?

One share of AKAO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $4.00.

How big of a company is Achaogen?

Achaogen has a market capitalization of $177.67 million and generates $11.18 million in revenue each year. The biopharmaceutical company earns $-125,610,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($3.17) on an earnings per share basis. Achaogen employs 230 workers across the globe.

What is Achaogen's official website?

The official website for Achaogen is

How can I contact Achaogen?

Achaogen's mailing address is 1 TOWER PLACE SUITE 300, SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO CA, 94080. The biopharmaceutical company can be reached via phone at 650-800-3636 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Achaogen (NASDAQ AKAO)

Community Ranking:  3.0 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  318 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  219 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  537
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This page was last updated on 10/20/2018 by Staff

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