Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:SYN) was the recipient of a large decrease in short interest during the month of November. As of November 30th, there was short interest totalling 5,632,047 shares, a decrease of 10.2% from the November 15th total of 6,268,579 shares. Currently, 4.9% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 710,788 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 7.9 days.

Synthetic Biologics (SYN) opened at $0.53 on Tuesday. Synthetic Biologics has a twelve month low of $0.41 and a twelve month high of $1.05.

Synthetic Biologics (NYSEAMERICAN:SYN) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported ($0.14) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.04) by ($0.10).

Several research firms recently commented on SYN. ValuEngine raised shares of Synthetic Biologics from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 18th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Synthetic Biologics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Synthetic Biologics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, November 4th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $3.92.

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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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