Short Interest in Urogen Pharma Ltd (URGN) Grows By 34.1%

Urogen Pharma Ltd (NASDAQ:URGN) saw a large growth in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,033,334 shares, a growth of 34.1% from the January 15th total of 770,675 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 533,914 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.9 days. Approximately 6.5% of the company’s shares are short sold.

Shares of URGN stock opened at $40.51 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $561.45 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -18.93 and a beta of 1.60. Urogen Pharma has a one year low of $36.95 and a one year high of $69.57.

Urogen Pharma (NASDAQ:URGN) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 15th. The company reported ($1.28) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($1.09) by ($0.19). The company had revenue of $0.28 million during the quarter. Urogen Pharma had a negative return on equity of 61.06% and a negative net margin of 4,296.08%. On average, sell-side analysts anticipate that Urogen Pharma will post -4.56 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of URGN. BlackRock Inc. bought a new position in Urogen Pharma in the 2nd quarter worth about $4,468,000. California Public Employees Retirement System bought a new position in Urogen Pharma in the 2nd quarter worth about $840,000. Jane Street Group LLC bought a new position in Urogen Pharma in the 2nd quarter worth about $227,000. Northern Trust Corp bought a new position in Urogen Pharma in the 2nd quarter worth about $677,000. Finally, Rothschild Investment Corp IL bought a new position in Urogen Pharma in the 3rd quarter worth about $201,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 72.22% of the company’s stock.

Several brokerages recently commented on URGN. Jefferies Financial Group began coverage on shares of Urogen Pharma in a report on Thursday, November 8th. They set a “buy” rating and a $77.00 price target on the stock. Oppenheimer set a $75.00 price target on shares of Urogen Pharma and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 13th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Urogen Pharma from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 17th. Finally, HC Wainwright began coverage on shares of Urogen Pharma in a report on Tuesday, January 29th. They set a “buy” rating and a $82.00 price target on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $73.80.

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About Urogen Pharma

UroGen Pharma Ltd., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on developing novel therapies for urological pathologies. Its lead product candidates, MitoGel and VesiGel are proprietary formulations of the chemotherapy drug Mitomycin C, a generic drug, which is currently used off-label for urothelial cancer treatment in a water-based formulation as an adjuvant or supplemental in post-surgery therapy.

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