aTyr Pharma, Inc. (LIFE) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Monday
aTyr Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:LIFE) will be issuing its Q3 2017 quarterly earnings data on Monday, November 13th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of ($0.50) per share for the quarter.
aTyr Pharma (NASDAQ:LIFE) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, August 14th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.51) EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.57) by $0.06. On average, analysts expect aTyr Pharma to post $-2 EPS for the current fiscal year and $-2 EPS for the next fiscal year.
Shares of aTyr Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:LIFE) opened at $3.95 on Friday. aTyr Pharma, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $2.10 and a fifty-two week high of $6.50. The company has a current ratio of 6.13, a quick ratio of 6.13 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29.
LIFE has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. ValuEngine cut shares of aTyr Pharma from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of aTyr Pharma from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $5.25 target price on the stock. in a report on Thursday, September 28th. Piper Jaffray Companies assumed coverage on shares of aTyr Pharma in a report on Thursday, September 7th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $7.00 target price on the stock. Finally, BMO Capital Markets set a $4.00 target price on shares of aTyr Pharma and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 15th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. aTyr Pharma has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $4.62.
In related news, CEO John Mendlein bought 37,736 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 31st. The shares were bought at an average price of $2.65 per share, for a total transaction of $100,000.40. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Paul Schimmel bought 94,336 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 31st. The stock was bought at an average price of $2.65 per share, for a total transaction of $249,990.40. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 40,440 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $107,166. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Company insiders own 33.30% of the company’s stock.
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aTyr Pharma Company Profile
aTyr Pharma, Inc is a clinical-stage biotherapeutics company. The Company is engaged in the discovery and clinical development of medicines for patients suffering from severe, rare diseases using its Physiocrine biology, a discovered set of physiological modulators. The Company focuses on the development of Physiocrine-based therapeutics for the treatment of rare diseases, including facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) and limb-girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) 2B.
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