Synthetic Biologics Inc (NYSEMKT:SYN)‘s stock had its “outperform” rating reissued by equities research analysts at William Blair in a report issued on Monday. They currently have a $5.00 price target on the stock.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Synthetic Biologics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $0.50 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, May 10th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. Synthetic Biologics has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $4.46.

Analyst Recommendations for Synthetic Biologics (NYSEMKT:SYN)

Shares of Synthetic Biologics (NYSEMKT:SYN) traded up 4.1811% during midday trading on Monday, reaching $0.5407. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 210,851 shares. Synthetic Biologics has a 52 week low of $0.41 and a 52 week high of $2.38. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $0.52 and a 200 day moving average price of $0.78. The stock’s market capitalization is $65.91 million.

Synthetic Biologics (NYSEMKT:SYN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 4th. The company reported ($0.02) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.07) by $0.05. Equities analysts forecast that Synthetic Biologics will post ($0.21) earnings per share for the current year.

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Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. UBS Group AG increased its position in shares of Synthetic Biologics by 10.3% in the first quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 214,357 shares of the company’s stock valued at $135,000 after buying an additional 20,038 shares during the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of Synthetic Biologics by 2.7% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 551,538 shares of the company’s stock valued at $347,000 after buying an additional 14,395 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in Synthetic Biologics by 145.3% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 4,429,469 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,794,000 after buying an additional 2,623,816 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its position in Synthetic Biologics by 3.1% in the first quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 263,598 shares of the company’s stock valued at $166,000 after buying an additional 7,962 shares during the period. Finally, Norges Bank bought a new position in Synthetic Biologics during the fourth quarter valued at $356,000.

About Synthetic Biologics

Synthetic Biologics, Inc is a clinical-stage company. The Company is engaged in developing therapeutics to protect the gut microbiome while targeting pathogen-specific diseases. The Company’s lead product candidates in Phase II development are SYN-010, which is intended to reduce the impact of methane-producing organisms in the gut microbiome to treat an underlying cause of irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C), and SYN-004, which is designed to protect the gut microbiome (gastrointestinal (GI) microflora) from the effects of certain commonly used intravenous (IV) antibiotics for the prevention of C.

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