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10 Biotech Stocks With A History Of Beating Earning Expectations

3. Targacept, Inc. (TRGT): Engages in the design, discovery, and development of novel Neuronal Nicotinic Receptors (NNR) Therapeutics for the treatment of diseases and disorders of the central nervous system. Market cap at $160.99M, most recent closing price at $4.79.In Dec 2011: Reported EPS at -0.29 vs. estimate at -0.3 (surprise of 3.3%). In Mar 2012: Reported EPS at 0.07 vs. estimate at -0.25 (surprise of 128%). In Jun 2012: Reported EPS at 0.43 vs. estimate at 0.4 (surprise of 7.5%). In Sep 2012: Reported -0.24 vs. estimate at -0.41 (surprise of 41.5%. [Average earnings surprise at 45.07%].

 

4. Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. (OSIR): Focuses on the development and marketing of therapeutic products to treat various medical conditions in the inflammatory, autoimmune, orthopedic, and cardiovascular areas. Market cap at $297.89M, most recent closing price at $9.06.In Dec 2011: Reported EPS at 0.15 vs. estimate at 0.11 (surprise of 36.4%). In Mar 2012: Reported EPS at -0.04 vs. estimate at -0.09 (surprise of 55.6%). In Jun 2012: Reported EPS at -0.13 vs. estimate at -0.15 (surprise of 13.3%). In Sep 2012: Reported -0.09 vs. estimate at -0.14 (surprise of 35.7%. [Average earnings surprise at 35.25%].

 

5. Array BioPharma, Inc. (ARRY): Focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of small molecule drugs to treat patients afflicted with cancer and inflammatory diseases in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. Market cap at $489.99M, most recent closing price at $4.34.In Dec 2011: Reported EPS at -0.06 vs. estimate at -0.12 (surprise of 50%). In Mar 2012: Reported EPS at -0.11 vs. estimate at -0.16 (surprise of 31.2%). In Jun 2012: Reported EPS at -0.09 vs. estimate at -0.13 (surprise of 30.8%). In Sep 2012: Reported -0.13 vs. estimate at -0.15 (surprise of 13.3%. [Average earnings surprise at 31.33%].

 

6. YM BioSciences Inc. (YMI: Engages in the licensing and commercialization of drug products and technologies primarily for the treatment of cancer or cancer-related conditions worldwide. Market cap at $455.32M, most recent closing price at $2.89.In Dec 2011: Reported EPS at -0.06 vs. estimate at -0.07 (surprise of 14.3%). In Mar 2012: Reported EPS at -0.05 vs. estimate at -0.07 (surprise of 28.6%). In Jun 2012: Reported EPS at -0.04 vs. estimate at -0.06 (surprise of 33.3%). In Sep 2012: Reported -0.05 vs. estimate at -0.07 (surprise of 28.6%. [Average earnings surprise at 26.2%].

 

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