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Shares of Uranerz Energy Corp. (NYSE:URZ) were the recipient of a large increase in short interest during the month of May. As of May 30th, there was short interest totalling 5,901,283 shares, an increase of 0.0% from the May 15th total of 5,901,993 shares, AmericanBankingNews.com reports. Currently, 7.4% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 456,343 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 12.9 days.

A number of research firms have recently commented on URZ. Analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of Uranerz Energy Corp. from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 27th. They now have a $1.40 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Dundee Securities cut their price target on shares of Uranerz Energy Corp. from C$1.80 to C$1.60 in a research note on Tuesday, May 6th. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald raised their price target on shares of Uranerz Energy Corp. to $2.10 in a research note on Tuesday, March 25th. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.

Shares of Uranerz Energy Corp. (NYSE:URZ) opened at 1.45 on Thursday. Uranerz Energy Corp. has a one year low of $0.80 and a one year high of $1.97. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $1.46 and a 200-day moving average of $1.4. The company’s market cap is $125.0 million.

Uranerz Energy Corporation (NYSE:URZ) is a uranium company focused on commercial in-situ recovery (ISR) uranium production.

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