1. Peregrine Pharmaceuticals ( PPHM) Company Profile: Peregrine Pharmaceuticals is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of cancer and viral infections. Earnings Reporting Date: July 14 (confirmed) Current Share Price: $1.97 2011 Share Price Performance: -14% Analyst Ratings: Peregrine nets a "buy" rating from Roth Capital Partners and McNicoll Lewis. Both research shops have a $10 price target on the stock. What To Watch For: In Peregrine's fiscal third quarter, revenue plunged to $2.9 million from $9.9 million in the same quarter a year prior. Peregrine blamed the decrease on both a reduction in government contract revenue as well as lower contract manufacturing revenue due to the level and timing of services provided to third-party clients of its Avid Bioservices subsidiary. In addition to watching revenue, investors should be on the lookout for any update to Phase II survival data for its treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. -- Written by Robert Holmes in Boston. >To contact the writer of this article, click here: Robert Holmes. >To follow Robert Holmes on Twitter, go to http://twitter.com/RobTheStreet. >To submit a news tip, send an email to: email@example.com.
In trading on Thursday, shares of Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s 10.50% Series E Convertible Preferred Stock were yielding above the 12% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $2.625), with shares changing hands as low as $20.34 on the day. As of last close, PPHMP was trading at a 11.40% discount to its liquidation preference amount.