Eyepoint Pharmaceuticals Inc (EYPT) Short Interest Update

Eyepoint Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:EYPT) was the target of a large increase in short interest in October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,723,912 shares, an increase of 45.6% from the October 15th total of 1,871,370 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 832,548 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.3 days. Currently, 6.5% of the company’s stock are short sold.

A number of analysts have weighed in on the stock. HC Wainwright restated a “buy” rating and set a $4.50 price objective on shares of Eyepoint Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Monday, October 1st. B. Riley raised their price objective on shares of Eyepoint Pharmaceuticals from $5.00 to $6.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 16th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Eyepoint Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 19th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Eyepoint Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, September 17th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Eyepoint Pharmaceuticals has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $5.50.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Private Advisor Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of Eyepoint Pharmaceuticals in the third quarter worth approximately $134,000. Regal Investment Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Eyepoint Pharmaceuticals in the third quarter worth approximately $196,000. FineMark National Bank & Trust bought a new stake in shares of Eyepoint Pharmaceuticals in the second quarter worth approximately $118,000. California Public Employees Retirement System bought a new stake in shares of Eyepoint Pharmaceuticals in the second quarter worth approximately $135,000. Finally, Creative Planning bought a new stake in shares of Eyepoint Pharmaceuticals in the second quarter worth approximately $162,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 62.85% of the company’s stock.

NASDAQ:EYPT opened at $2.30 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $172.87 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -3.97 and a beta of 1.73. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.48, a current ratio of 1.84 and a quick ratio of 1.84. Eyepoint Pharmaceuticals has a fifty-two week low of $0.93 and a fifty-two week high of $3.94.

Eyepoint Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:EYPT) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 6th. The company reported ($0.19) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.13) by ($0.06). Eyepoint Pharmaceuticals had a negative net margin of 2,622.93% and a negative return on equity of 377.64%. The firm had revenue of $0.49 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $0.70 million. Equities research analysts expect that Eyepoint Pharmaceuticals will post -0.42 earnings per share for the current year.

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Eyepoint Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Inc, a specialty biopharmaceutical company, develops and commercializes ophthalmic products for the treatment of eye diseases. The company's lead product is ILUVIEN for the treatment of diabetic macular edema; and product candidate is YUTIQ, a non-erodible fluocinolone acetonide insert for the treatment of non-infectious posterior uveitis that is in the Phase III clinical trials.

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