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Grifols SA, Barcelona (NASDAQ:GRFS) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,067,029 shares, an increase of 30.7% from the July 15th total of 816,568 shares, Analyst Ratings News reports. Currently, 0.0% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 613,164 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.7 days.

A number of research firms have recently commented on GRFS. Analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of Grifols SA, Barcelona from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Monday, August 4th. They now have a $34.50 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Berenberg Bank upgraded shares of Grifols SA, Barcelona from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, August 4th. Finally, analysts at TheStreet upgraded shares of Grifols SA, Barcelona from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 8th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $41.25.

Grifols SA, Barcelona (NASDAQ:GRFS) opened at 35.40 on Thursday. Grifols SA, Barcelona has a 52-week low of $28.57 and a 52-week high of $46.66. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $40.44 and its 200-day moving average is $40.99. The company has a market cap of $24.255 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 47.00.

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