$1.59 Million in Sales Expected for ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. (ZIOP) This Quarter

Equities research analysts expect ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ:ZIOP) to report sales of $1.59 million for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Three analysts have provided estimates for ZIOPHARM Oncology’s earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $1.7 million and the lowest estimate coming in at $1.46 million. ZIOPHARM Oncology posted sales of $1.7 million in the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year-over-year growth rate of 6.5%. The business is expected to announce its next earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that ZIOPHARM Oncology will report full year sales of $1.59 million for the current year, with estimates ranging from $5.99 million to $7 million. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the company will post sales of $5.62 million per share, with estimates ranging from $3 million to $8 million. Zacks Investment Research’s sales averages are an average based on a survey of research firms that cover ZIOPHARM Oncology.

ZIOPHARM Oncology (NASDAQ:ZIOP) last announced its earnings results on Monday, May 1st. The biotechnology company reported ($0.15) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.12) by $0.03. The business had revenue of $1.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.71 million. ZIOPHARM Oncology had a negative net margin of 2,276.89% and a negative return on equity of 364.49%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 18.8% compared to the same quarter last year.

ZIOP has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Griffin Securities reissued a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price target on shares of ZIOPHARM Oncology in a research report on Tuesday, February 28th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of ZIOPHARM Oncology from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $6.50 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday, January 12th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “hold” rating on shares of ZIOPHARM Oncology in a research report on Thursday, January 12th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. ZIOPHARM Oncology has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $10.25.

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Shares of ZIOPHARM Oncology (NASDAQ:ZIOP) traded down 2.795% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $6.503. 223,558 shares of the company traded hands. ZIOPHARM Oncology has a 52 week low of $4.45 and a 52 week high of $8.72. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $6.72 and a 200 day moving average price of $6.33. The firm’s market capitalization is $849.95 million.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Third Security LLC purchased a new stake in shares of ZIOPHARM Oncology during the fourth quarter worth approximately $51,946,000. Norges Bank purchased a new stake in shares of ZIOPHARM Oncology during the fourth quarter worth approximately $5,556,000. Iridian Asset Management LLC CT purchased a new stake in shares of ZIOPHARM Oncology during the first quarter worth approximately $1,187,000. Glacier Peak Capital LLC purchased a new stake in shares of ZIOPHARM Oncology during the fourth quarter worth approximately $364,000. Finally, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation purchased a new stake in shares of ZIOPHARM Oncology during the fourth quarter worth approximately $357,000. 41.26% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About ZIOPHARM Oncology

ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company, which is seeking to develop, acquire and commercialize, on its own or with partners, a portfolio of cancer therapies that address unmet medical needs. The Company is focused on developing products in immuno-oncology that employ gene expression, control and cell technologies to deliver cell- and viral-based therapies for the treatment of cancer and graft-versus-host-disease.

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