SCYNEXIS Inc (SCYX) Receives Consensus Rating of “Buy” from Analysts

SCYNEXIS Inc (NASDAQ:SCYX) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $10.00.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on SCYX. ValuEngine raised SCYNEXIS from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, December 9th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded SCYNEXIS from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, December 2nd. Finally, Guggenheim assumed coverage on SCYNEXIS in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. They set a “buy” rating and a $6.00 target price on the stock.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. National Asset Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of SCYNEXIS during the second quarter worth about $551,000. GSA Capital Partners LLP increased its position in shares of SCYNEXIS by 17.1% during the third quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 206,900 shares of the company’s stock worth $499,000 after purchasing an additional 30,200 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in shares of SCYNEXIS by 6.0% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 868,394 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,554,000 after purchasing an additional 48,978 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP acquired a new stake in shares of SCYNEXIS during the third quarter worth about $264,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 31.00% of the company’s stock.

Shares of SCYNEXIS (NASDAQ:SCYX) traded down $0.05 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $1.77. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 154,613 shares, compared to its average volume of 217,435. The stock has a market cap of $49.16, a P/E ratio of -2.19 and a beta of 0.04. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43, a current ratio of 7.30 and a quick ratio of 7.30. SCYNEXIS has a 12 month low of $1.52 and a 12 month high of $3.72.

SCYNEXIS (NASDAQ:SCYX) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported ($0.27) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.30) by $0.03. SCYNEXIS had a negative return on equity of 64.12% and a negative net margin of 8,569.46%.

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SCYNEXIS Company Profile

SCYNEXIS, Inc is engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of anti-infectives. The Company is developing its lead product candidate, SCY-078, as an oral and intravenous (IV) drug for the treatment of several fungal infections, including serious invasive fungal infections. SCY-078 is a structurally distinct glucan synthase inhibitor that has been shown to be effective in vitro and in vivo in animal studies against a range of Candida and Aspergillus species, including drug-resistant strains.

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