NASDAQ:AKCA - Akcea Therapeutics Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$30.27 -0.37 (-1.21 %)
(As of 01/17/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$30.64
Today's Range$29.88 - $30.68
52-Week Range$15.73 - $40.75
Volume100,200 shs
Average Volume172,175 shs
Market Capitalization$2.73 billion
P/E Ratio-13.51
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta2.57
Akcea Therapeutics, Inc., a late-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on developing and commercializing drugs to treat patients with cardiometabolic diseases caused by lipid disorders in the United States and internationally. It develops Volanesorsen, which has completed Phase 3 clinical study for the treatment of familial chylomicronemia syndrome; and that is in Phase 3 clinical study for the treatment of familial partial lipodystrophy. The company also develops AKCEA-APO(a)-LRx, which has completed Phase 2b clinical study for treating patients suffering with hyperlipoproteinemia; AKCEA-ANGPTL3-LRx that has completed Phase 1/2 clinical study for the treatment of multiple lipid disorders; and AKCEA-APOCIII-LRx, which is in Phase 1/2 study for the treatment of cardiovascular disease due to elevated triglyceride levels. It has strategic collaboration with Novartis Pharma AG; and Accredo specialty pharmacy to distribute TEGSEDI, a subcutaneous injection for the treatment of the polyneuropathy of hereditary transthyretin-mediated amyloidosis in adults. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. is a subsidiary of Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Pharmaceutical preparations
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorMedical
Current SymbolNASDAQ:AKCA
CUSIPN/A
Phone617-207-0202

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$55.21 million
Book Value$2.70 per share

Profitability

Net Income$-109,750,000.00
Net Margins-245.68%

Miscellaneous

Employees100
Market Cap$2.73 billion
OptionableOptionable

Akcea Therapeutics (NASDAQ:AKCA) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Akcea Therapeutics' stock symbol?

Akcea Therapeutics trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "AKCA."

How were Akcea Therapeutics' earnings last quarter?

Akcea Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:AKCA) released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November, 5th. The company reported ($0.73) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.97) by $0.24. The business earned $19.24 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $20.52 million. Akcea Therapeutics had a negative return on equity of 77.04% and a negative net margin of 245.68%. Akcea Therapeutics's revenue for the quarter was up 94.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted ($0.33) earnings per share. View Akcea Therapeutics' Earnings History.

When is Akcea Therapeutics' next earnings date?

Akcea Therapeutics is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, February 25th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Akcea Therapeutics.

What price target have analysts set for AKCA?

6 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Akcea Therapeutics' shares. Their forecasts range from $31.00 to $46.00. On average, they anticipate Akcea Therapeutics' stock price to reach $40.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 33.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Akcea Therapeutics.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Akcea Therapeutics?

6 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Akcea Therapeutics in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Akcea Therapeutics.

Has Akcea Therapeutics been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about AKCA stock have trended negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Akcea Therapeutics earned a coverage optimism score of -2.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the company a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next several days.

Who are some of Akcea Therapeutics' key competitors?

Who are Akcea Therapeutics' key executives?

Akcea Therapeutics' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Ms. Paula Soteropoulos, CEO & Director (Age 50)
  • Mr. Michael F. MacLean, Chief Financial Officer (Age 52)
  • Dr. Louis St. Laurence O'Dea FRCPC, MB, BCh, BAO, FRCP(C), Chief Medical Officer, Exec. VP & Head of Regulatory Affairs (Age 67)
  • Ms. Sarah Boyce, Pres & Director (Age 46)
  • Mr. Jeffrey M. Goldberg, Chief Operating Officer (Age 45)

When did Akcea Therapeutics IPO?

(AKCA) raised $125 million in an IPO on Friday, July 14th 2017. The company issued 9,600,000 shares at $12.00-$14.00 per share. Cowen and Company, Stifel and Wells Fargo Securities served as the underwriters for the IPO and BMO Capital Markets was co-manager.

How do I buy shares of Akcea Therapeutics?

Shares of AKCA 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 Akcea Therapeutics' stock price today?

One share of AKCA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $30.27.

How big of a company is Akcea Therapeutics?

Akcea Therapeutics has a market capitalization of $2.73 billion and generates $55.21 million in revenue each year. The company earns $-109,750,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($2.24) on an earnings per share basis. Akcea Therapeutics employs 100 workers across the globe.

What is Akcea Therapeutics' official website?

The official website for Akcea Therapeutics is http://www.akceatx.com.

How can I contact Akcea Therapeutics?

Akcea Therapeutics' mailing address is 55 CAMBRIDGE PARKWAY SUITE 100, CAMBRIDGE MA, 92010. The company can be reached via phone at 617-207-0202 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Akcea Therapeutics (NASDAQ AKCA)

Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  242 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  233 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  475
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Akcea Therapeutics and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe AKCA will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe AKCA will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 1/17/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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