Pfenex Inc (PFNX) Short Interest Down 30.3% in January

Pfenex Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:PFNX) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 184,290 shares, a decrease of 30.3% from the January 12th total of 264,275 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 125,771 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.5 days. Currently, 0.9% of the shares of the company are sold short.

Pfenex (PFNX) opened at $3.23 on Wednesday. Pfenex has a twelve month low of $2.07 and a twelve month high of $7.93. The stock has a market capitalization of $76.06, a P/E ratio of -1.81 and a beta of 4.04.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its holdings in Pfenex by 112.1% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 201,066 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $806,000 after acquiring an additional 106,257 shares during the period. Sanders Morris Harris LLC lifted its holdings in Pfenex by 33.9% in the third quarter. Sanders Morris Harris LLC now owns 998,151 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $3,015,000 after acquiring an additional 252,464 shares during the period. Susquehanna International Group LLP acquired a new position in Pfenex in the second quarter valued at approximately $272,000. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. lifted its holdings in Pfenex by 186.0% in the second quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 160,204 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $642,000 after acquiring an additional 104,184 shares during the period. Finally, C WorldWide Group Holding A S lifted its holdings in Pfenex by 10.5% in the third quarter. C WorldWide Group Holding A S now owns 271,400 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $820,000 after acquiring an additional 25,900 shares during the period.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on PFNX shares. JMP Securities decreased their price target on Pfenex from $21.00 to $8.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Friday, November 10th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Pfenex from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th.

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Pfenex Company Profile

Pfenex Inc is a clinical-stage biotechnology company. The Company is engaged in the development of biosimilar and therapeutic equivalent products to branded therapeutics and other high-value and difficult-to-manufacture proteins. Its lead product candidate is PF582, a biosimilar candidate to Lucentis (ranibizumab).

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