Senestech, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNES) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Thursday.

According to Zacks, “SenesTech, Inc. developed technology for managing animal pest populations through fertility control as opposed to a lethal approach. The Company’s fertility control product candidate, ContraPest(R), will be marketed for use initially in controlling rat infestations. SenesTech, Inc. is based in Flagstaff, Arizona. “

Shares of Senestech (NASDAQ SNES) opened at 1.68 on Thursday. Senestech has a one year low of $1.54 and a one year high of $10.69. The stock’s market cap is $17.35 million. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $1.86 and a 200 day moving average price of $1.86.

Senestech (NASDAQ:SNES) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 10th. The company reported ($0.35) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.28) by ($0.07). The firm had revenue of $0.01 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $0.10 million. Equities research analysts expect that Senestech will post ($1.30) earnings per share for the current year.

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In related news, COO Andrew Altman bought 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 18th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $2.77 per share, for a total transaction of $55,400.00. Following the acquisition, the chief operating officer now owns 2,600 shares in the company, valued at $7,202. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Grover T. Wickersham bought 15,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 25th. The stock was bought at an average price of $2.85 per share, with a total value of $42,750.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 238,600 shares in the company, valued at approximately $680,010. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have acquired 54,100 shares of company stock valued at $155,730 and have sold 25,411 shares valued at $57,893. Company insiders own 27.40% of the company’s stock.

A hedge fund recently bought a new stake in Senestech stock. White Pine Capital LLC purchased a new position in shares of Senestech, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNES) in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 19,250 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $110,000. White Pine Capital LLC owned about 0.19% of Senestech as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 15.34% of the company’s stock.

About Senestech

SenesTech, Inc is a United States-based biotechnology platform and research company. The Company is engaged in developing a technology for managing animal populations by fertility control. It offers ContraPest, a fertility control product candidate. ContraPest’s technology and approach targets the reproductive capabilities of both sexes.

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