What analysts say:
- Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts strongly back ViroPharma, with 12 of 15 rating it a buy and the remainder rating it a hold. Analysts still rate the stock a moderate buy, but they are a bit more wary about it compared to three months ago.
- Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $129.5 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 9.9% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.32 per share. Estimates range from $0.21 to $0.41.
What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly behind the stock with 97.7% assigning it an "outperform" rating. The community at large concurs with the All-Stars with 97.2% awarding it a rating of "outperform." Fools are bullish on ViroPharma and haven't been shy with their opinions lately, logging 464 posts in the past 30 days. Even with a robust four out of five stars, ViroPharma's CAPS rating falls a little short of the community's upbeat outlook.
ViroPharma's profit has risen year over year by an average of 88.5% over the past five quarters. The company's gross margin shrank by four percentage points in the last quarter. Revenue rose 18.2% while cost of sales rose 56.2% to $21.3 million from a year earlier.
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