Aptose Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:APTO)

New High for Aptose Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:APTO)

Aptose Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:APTO)

Aptose Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:APTO) shares have hit a new 52-week high, are up over 17%, and trading around the $2 handle in mid-afternoon trading. Volume is heavy for the biotech’s shares as they are trading about seven times their daily average.

Aptose Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:APTO)

Aptose Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:APTO) is scheduled to be releasing their Q3 2017 earnings report tomorrow, November 14, 2017, after the close of trading. According to Zacks Investment Research, the consensus of analysts are expecting an EPS loss of (-$0.13) per share.

Canadian-based Aptose Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:APTO) is a clinical-stage biotechnology company committed that develops personalized therapies designed to address unmet medical needs in cancer patients. Aptose is advancing new therapeutics focused on novel cellular targets on the leading edge of cancer treatment. The company’s pipeline of small molecule cancer therapeutics includes products designed to provide single agent efficacy and to enhance the efficacy of other anti-cancer therapies and regimens without overlapping toxicities.

APTO Stock Performance

Shareholders of Aptose Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:APTO) have experienced a good year. Year-to-date, APTO stock is up over 22%, and for the year the gain is an even more impressive 65%. Analysts have given APTO stock a consensus, one-year price target of $3.15. The stock’s 52-week low was established last April at a price of $0.78. Today’s price action, should it hold, will establish a new 52-week high – besting the old mark of $1.79. Given the strong upward momentum of the stock, it is not surprising that the shares have a Relative Strength score of 77 – a level that most traders consider to be a sign of an “overbought” condition.

Aptose Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:APTO) has no reported sales. Accordingly, their earnings have been negative since 2012. In the past three years, the per share losses have expanded. In 2014 the per share loss was (-$0.53), followed the next year by (-$0.97), and (-$1.15) for 2016.

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About the author: Steve Clark is a 23-year Wall St professional with stints in M&A, risk management, and algorithm trading. Steve keeps his head in the game by looking for, and writing about, small companies that often get overlooked by the big investment firms.