Blueprint Medicines (NASDAQ:BPMC) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Estimates By $0.20 EPS

Blueprint Medicines (NASDAQ:BPMC) issued its earnings results on Thursday. The biotechnology company reported ($2.28) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($2.08) by ($0.20), MarketWatch Earnings reports. Blueprint Medicines had a negative net margin of 525.44% and a negative return on equity of 71.24%. The firm had revenue of $8.34 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.56 million.

Blueprint Medicines stock opened at $73.18 on Friday. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $76.68 and a two-hundred day moving average of $67.22. The company has a current ratio of 7.17, a quick ratio of 7.14 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13. Blueprint Medicines has a one year low of $43.29 and a one year high of $101.76.

In related news, Director Nicholas Lydon sold 26,007 shares of Blueprint Medicines stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $80.45, for a total transaction of $2,092,263.15. Following the transaction, the director now owns 48,340 shares in the company, valued at $3,888,953. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, CEO Jeffrey W. Albers sold 20,000 shares of Blueprint Medicines stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $64.67, for a total value of $1,293,400.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 161,434 shares in the company, valued at approximately $10,439,936.78. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 66,349 shares of company stock worth $5,001,908 over the last three months. Corporate insiders own 3.81% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages have commented on BPMC. Canaccord Genuity cut their price target on shares of Blueprint Medicines from $115.00 to $100.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, April 30th. BMO Capital Markets lifted their price objective on shares of Blueprint Medicines from $75.00 to $111.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, June 8th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Blueprint Medicines from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $68.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Friday, May 22nd. Robert W. Baird lifted their price target on shares of Blueprint Medicines from $90.00 to $100.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 14th. Finally, Barclays reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Blueprint Medicines in a report on Wednesday, July 15th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Blueprint Medicines currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $96.15.

About Blueprint Medicines

Blueprint Medicines Corporation develops drugs of small molecule kinase inhibitors that target genomic drivers in various cancers and a rare genetic disease. Its lead drug candidates include avapritinib, which completed Phase I clinical trials that targets PDGFRA Exon 18 mutant GIST and KIT-driven GIST; and BLU-554, which is in Phase I clinical trials an orally available, potent, and irreversible inhibitor of the kinase FGFR4 that is activated in a defined subset of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma.

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