SVB Leerink Comments on 89bio, Inc.’s Q1 2023 Earnings (NASDAQ:ETNB)

89bio, Inc. (NASDAQ:ETNBGet Rating) – Research analysts at SVB Leerink issued their Q1 2023 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of 89bio in a report released on Sunday, March 12th. SVB Leerink analyst T. Smith expects that the company will post earnings of ($0.54) per share for the quarter. The consensus estimate for 89bio’s current full-year earnings is ($2.59) per share.

Other equities analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. HC Wainwright reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $27.00 target price on shares of 89bio in a research report on Tuesday, February 7th. Cantor Fitzgerald restated an “overweight” rating and issued a $34.00 price target on shares of 89bio in a report on Monday, March 6th. Finally, Oppenheimer upped their price target on 89bio from $12.00 to $18.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 21st. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. According to, the stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $25.63.

89bio Stock Performance

NASDAQ ETNB opened at $14.10 on Tuesday. The company has a current ratio of 5.81, a quick ratio of 5.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08. The business’s 50 day moving average is $12.69 and its two-hundred day moving average is $9.70. 89bio has a 12-month low of $2.00 and a 12-month high of $15.50. The stock has a market capitalization of $712.91 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -3.98 and a beta of 0.73.

Insider Activity at 89bio

In related news, CFO Ryan Martins sold 2,540 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.89, for a total value of $35,280.60. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 58,578 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $813,648.42. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 13,559 shares of company stock valued at $177,844. 11.80% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Institutional Investors Weigh In On 89bio

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Dorsey Wright & Associates purchased a new stake in shares of 89bio in the fourth quarter valued at $37,000. Quantbot Technologies LP purchased a new stake in 89bio in the 3rd quarter valued at about $34,000. Acadian Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of 89bio during the 1st quarter valued at about $34,000. Gladstone Institutional Advisory LLC purchased a new position in shares of 89bio during the 4th quarter worth about $127,000. Finally, Fox Run Management L.L.C. acquired a new position in shares of 89bio in the 4th quarter valued at $128,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 87.78% of the company’s stock.

89bio Company Profile

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89bio, Inc, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development and commercialization of therapies for the treatment of liver and cardio-metabolic diseases. Its lead product candidate is pegozafermin, a glycoPEGylated analog of fibroblast growth factor 21 for the treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.

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