$-0.13 EPS Expected for Cotinga Pharmaceuticals Inc. (COT); First Merchants (FRME) Sentiment Is 0.81

March 9, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

First Merchants Corporation operates as the financial holding firm for First Merchants Bank that provides community banking services. The company has market cap of $2.14 billion. It accepts time, savings, and demand deposits; and provides consumer, commercial, agri-business, and real estate mortgage loans, as well as rents safe deposit facilities. It has a 20.33 P/E ratio. The firm also provides personal and corporate trust, full-service brokerage, corporate, letters of credit, and repurchase agreements services.

Analysts expect Cotinga Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CVE:COT) to report $-0.13 EPS on March, 15.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 30.00% from last quarter’s $-0.1 EPS. After having $-0.11 EPS previously, Cotinga Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s analysts see 18.18% EPS growth. The stock increased 2.99% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $0.69. About 500 shares traded. Cotinga Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CVE:COT) has 0.00% since March 9, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Critical Outcome Technologies Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, develops therapies for the treatment of cancer and other unmet medical needs. The company has market cap of $11.51 million. The Company’s lead compound is COTI-2, a novel small molecule activator of misfolded mutant p53 proteins, which is in Phase I clinical trial for the treatment of gynecologic cancers, as well as head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. It currently has negative earnings. The firm also develops COTI-219, a novel oral small molecule compound targeting the mutant forms of KRAS without inhibiting normal KRAS function; drug candidates for the treatment of acute myelogenous leukemia, SOX9, MRSA, multiple sclerosis, and AlzheimerÂ’s disease; and HIV integrase inhibitors.

Pl Capital Advisors Llc holds 8.94% of its portfolio in First Merchants Corporation for 811,333 shares. Castine Capital Management Llc owns 233,321 shares or 3.7% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Dean Capital Management has 2.09% invested in the company for 104,154 shares. The Indiana-based First Merchants Corp has invested 1.48% in the stock. Fcg Advisors Llc, a New Jersey-based fund reported 84,328 shares.

The stock decreased 0.90% or $0.39 during the last trading session, reaching $43.11. About 72,245 shares traded. First Merchants Corporation (FRME) has risen 59.72% since March 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 43.02% the S&P500.

Analysts await First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ:FRME) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $0.70 EPS, up 25.00% or $0.14 from last year’s $0.56 per share. FRME’s profit will be $34.68 million for 15.40 P/E if the $0.70 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.61 actual EPS reported by First Merchants Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 14.75% EPS growth.

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