Zacks: Analysts Expect China Biologic Products, Inc. (CBPO) Will Announce Earnings of $1.36 Per Share

Wall Street analysts expect that China Biologic Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBPO) will report earnings of $1.36 per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Zero analysts have provided estimates for China Biologic Products’ earnings. China Biologic Products posted earnings of $1.10 per share in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 23.6%. The firm is expected to announce its next earnings report on Thursday, August 3rd.

On average, analysts expect that China Biologic Products will report full-year earnings of $4.85 per share for the current year. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the firm will post earnings of $5.95 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.88 to $6.02. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover China Biologic Products.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on the stock. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) assumed coverage on shares of China Biologic Products in a research report on Tuesday, May 30th. They set a “neutral” rating on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of China Biologic Products from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 26th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $140.00 price target on shares of China Biologic Products in a research report on Monday, June 12th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a $135.00 price target on shares of China Biologic Products in a research report on Friday, March 3rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $132.00.

In other news, insider Zhijing Cbpo Liu sold 7,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $116.49, for a total value of $873,675.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 10,969 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,277,778.81. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 2.73% of the company’s stock.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of CBPO. Vontobel Asset Management Inc. acquired a new stake in China Biologic Products during the first quarter valued at approximately $5,735,000. Copper Rock Capital Partners LLC increased its stake in China Biologic Products by 26.7% in the first quarter. Copper Rock Capital Partners LLC now owns 30,855 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $3,086,000 after buying an additional 6,495 shares in the last quarter. Hudson Bay Capital Management LP acquired a new stake in China Biologic Products during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $3,086,000. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. increased its stake in China Biologic Products by 1.8% in the fourth quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 181,287 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $19,492,000 after buying an additional 3,217 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Norges Bank acquired a new stake in China Biologic Products during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $24,340,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 74.28% of the company’s stock.

Shares of China Biologic Products (NASDAQ:CBPO) traded up 0.15% on Monday, reaching $112.57. 143,721 shares of the company traded hands. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $112.46 and a 200 day moving average of $109.57. China Biologic Products has a 52-week low of $96.99 and a 52-week high of $137.38. The stock has a market cap of $3.06 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.16 and a beta of 1.73.

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China Biologic Products Company Profile

China Biologic Products, Inc (China Biologic) is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is principally engaged in the research, development, manufacturing and sales of human plasma-based biopharmaceutical products in China. It operates through the manufacture and sales of human plasma products segment.

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