Synthetic Biologics Inc (NYSEMKT:SYN) was upgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

Several other equities research analysts also recently commented on SYN. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Synthetic Biologics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, May 4th. William Blair reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $5.00 target price on shares of Synthetic Biologics in a report on Monday, May 22nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Synthetic Biologics presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $4.51.

Shares of Synthetic Biologics (NYSEMKT SYN) traded up 8.8844% during trading on Friday, hitting $0.6422. The stock had a trading volume of 2,052,242 shares. Synthetic Biologics has a one year low of $0.41 and a one year high of $1.90. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $0.54 and its 200-day moving average price is $0.62. The company’s market cap is $82.36 million.

Synthetic Biologics (NYSEMKT:SYN) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported ($0.03) EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.06) by $0.03. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Synthetic Biologics will post ($0.17) EPS for the current fiscal year.

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A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. increased its stake in Synthetic Biologics by 8,102.7% in the second quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 1,129,108 shares of the company’s stock valued at $639,000 after buying an additional 1,115,343 shares in the last quarter. Norges Bank acquired a new stake in Synthetic Biologics during the fourth quarter valued at about $356,000. LMR Partners LLP acquired a new stake in Synthetic Biologics during the second quarter valued at about $194,000. Susquehanna International Group LLP increased its stake in Synthetic Biologics by 76.4% in the second quarter. Susquehanna International Group LLP now owns 189,342 shares of the company’s stock valued at $107,000 after buying an additional 82,030 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Creative Planning increased its stake in Synthetic Biologics by 65.4% in the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 177,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $100,000 after buying an additional 70,000 shares in the last quarter.

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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