Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (AEZS) EPS Estimated At $-0.37; Capstone Investment Advisors Has Cut Its Newfield Expl Co (NFX) Stake

February 22, 2018 - By Migdalia James

Analysts expect Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ:AEZS) to report $-0.37 EPS on March, 21.They anticipate $0.34 EPS change or 47.89% from last quarter’s $-0.71 EPS. After having $-0.44 EPS previously, Aeterna Zentaris Inc.’s analysts see -15.91% EPS growth. The stock increased 2.16% or $0.0401 during the last trading session, reaching $1.9001. About 8,424 shares traded. Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ:AEZS) has declined 74.02% since February 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 90.72% the S&P500.

Capstone Investment Advisors Llc decreased Newfield Expl Co (NFX) stake by 40.99% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Capstone Investment Advisors Llc sold 73,882 shares as Newfield Expl Co (NFX)’s stock declined 17.43%. The Capstone Investment Advisors Llc holds 106,348 shares with $3.16M value, down from 180,230 last quarter. Newfield Expl Co now has $4.57 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.34% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $23.12. About 987,028 shares traded. Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE:NFX) has declined 13.04% since February 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 29.74% the S&P500.

Aeterna Zentaris Inc., a specialty biopharmaceutical company, engages in developing and commercializing novel treatments in oncology, endocrinology, and women's health. The company has market cap of $30.57 million. The company's product pipeline includes Zoptrex, which completed Phase III clinical study for women with advanced, recurrent, or metastatic endometrial cancer, as well as in various phases for the treatment of ovarian and prostate cancer; and MACRILEN, which completed Phase III trial for use in the diagnosis of adult growth hormone deficiency. It currently has negative earnings. It is also developing an LHRH-disorazol Z conjugate, which is in pre-clinical development in oncology.

Among 3 analysts covering Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ:AEZS), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Aeterna Zentaris Inc. had 11 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 11 by Maxim Group. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 17 by Maxim Group. As per Monday, November 23, the company rating was maintained by Maxim Group. H.C. Wainwright maintained Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ:AEZS) on Wednesday, December 2 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, November 24 by H.C. Wainwright. Canaccord Genuity upgraded Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ:AEZS) on Monday, November 9 to “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 5 by H.C. Wainwright. Maxim Group maintained it with “Buy” rating and $400 target in Wednesday, July 19 report. H.C. Wainwright maintained the shares of AEZS in report on Wednesday, November 29 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, June 30 by Maxim Group.

Among 36 analysts covering Newfield Exploration Co. (NYSE:NFX), 24 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Newfield Exploration Co. had 115 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, October 19, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, September 28. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, October 11 with “Equal-Weight”. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of NFX in report on Monday, June 26 with “Buy” rating. Citigroup maintained Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE:NFX) rating on Monday, September 14. Citigroup has “Neutral” rating and $38 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, November 7 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, August 14 by Jefferies. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $40.0 target in Wednesday, December 20 report. The rating was initiated by Credit Suisse on Monday, December 11 with “Hold”. The stock of Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE:NFX) has “Accumulate” rating given on Monday, May 16 by KLR Group.

Capstone Investment Advisors Llc increased Calpine Corp (NYSE:CPN) stake by 644,221 shares to 750,000 valued at $11.06 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Tribune Media Co stake by 145,538 shares and now owns 150,538 shares. Alon Usa Energy Inc (Prn) was raised too.

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 selling transactions for $1.43 million activity. 12,000 shares were sold by Boothby Lee K, worth $349,200.

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