Eleven Biotherapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:EBIO) shares saw unusually-strong trading volume on Wednesday . Approximately 5,392,432 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 426% from the previous session’s volume of 1,024,514 shares.The stock last traded at $3.50 and had previously closed at $3.37.

The company has a 50 day moving average of $4.45 and a 200-day moving average of $2.19. The firm’s market cap is $53.88 million.

Eleven Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ:EBIO) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, August 12th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.33) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. Eleven Biotherapeutics had a negative return on equity of 207.40% and a negative net margin of 2,995.34%. Analysts predict that Eleven Biotherapeutics Inc. will post ($1.75) earnings per share for the current year.

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In other news, major shareholder Ventures Fund 2007 L. Flagship sold 46,692 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $4.18, for a total value of $195,172.56. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, major shareholder Ventures Fund 2007 L. Flagship sold 129,497 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.54, for a total transaction of $587,916.38. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 28.70% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Flagship Ventures Fund 2007 L.P. bought a new position in Eleven Biotherapeutics during the first quarter valued at $610,000. Flagship Ventures Fund IV L.P. bought a new position in Eleven Biotherapeutics during the first quarter valued at $469,000. Flagship Ventures Fund IV General Partner LLC bought a new position in Eleven Biotherapeutics during the second quarter valued at $2,464,000. Sabby Management LLC boosted its position in Eleven Biotherapeutics by 525.6% in the first quarter. Sabby Management LLC now owns 1,213,984 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $387,000 after buying an additional 1,019,943 shares during the period. Finally, Boxer Capital LLC bought a new position in Eleven Biotherapeutics during the second quarter valued at $1,670,000. 24.81% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Eleven Biotherapeutics Company Profile

Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company through AMP-Rx, a protein engineering platform, is engaged in the discovery and development of protein therapeutics to treat diseases of the eye. The Company designs, engineers and generates a pipeline of protein therapeutic candidates that target cytokines, which are central to diseases of the eye.

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