Versartis (VSAR) to Release Earnings on Wednesday

Versartis (NASDAQ:VSAR) will announce its earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, February 21st. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of ($0.97) per share for the quarter.

Shares of Versartis (NASDAQ VSAR) opened at $1.70 on Monday. Versartis has a 52 week low of $1.60 and a 52 week high of $24.00. The stock has a market capitalization of $60.88, a PE ratio of -0.43 and a beta of 2.11. The company has a quick ratio of 1.52, a current ratio of 1.52 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11.

In other Versartis news, insider Jay Shepard sold 14,446 shares of Versartis stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $1.80, for a total transaction of $26,002.80. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 602,298 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,084,136.40. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Srinivas Akkaraju bought 513,872 shares of Versartis stock in a transaction on Monday, December 4th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $2.21 per share, with a total value of $1,135,657.12. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 14,955 shares in the company, valued at $33,050.55. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 21,400 shares of company stock valued at $38,520 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 10.90% of the company’s stock.

A number of research firms have weighed in on VSAR. Cantor Fitzgerald set a $14.00 target price on Versartis and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Versartis from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Sunday, January 21st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. Versartis has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $5.63.

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Versartis Company Profile

Versartis, Inc is an endocrine-focused biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in developing a long-acting form of recombinant human growth hormone, somavaratan (VRS-317), for growth hormone deficiency (GHD), an orphan disease. The Company’s first indication for somavaratan is pediatric GHD.

Earnings History for Versartis (NASDAQ:VSAR)

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