Versartis (NASDAQ:VSAR) will issue its Q4 2017 quarterly earnings data 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 (VSAR) opened at $1.70 on Tuesday. Versartis has a 52-week low of $1.60 and a 52-week high of $24.00. The stock has a market cap of $60.88, a PE ratio of -0.43 and a beta of 2.11. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11, a current ratio of 1.52 and a quick ratio of 1.52.

In other news, Director Srinivas Akkaraju bought 419,700 shares of Versartis stock in a transaction on Friday, December 1st. The shares were bought at an average cost of $2.13 per share, with a total value of $893,961.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 14,955 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $31,854.15. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, 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 transaction, the insider now directly owns 602,298 shares in the company, valued at $1,084,136.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 21,400 shares of company stock worth $38,520. Insiders own 10.90% of the company’s stock.

VSAR has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Cantor Fitzgerald set a $14.00 target price on shares of Versartis and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Versartis from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Sunday, January 21st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently 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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