Proteostasis Therapeutics Inc (PTI) Short Interest Down 52.3% in December

Proteostasis Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:PTI) was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest during the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 919,447 shares, a decline of 52.3% from the December 15th total of 1,927,302 shares. Currently, 4.2% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 1,134,827 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.8 days.

Proteostasis Therapeutics (PTI) opened at $5.04 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $166.89 and a P/E ratio of -2.28. Proteostasis Therapeutics has a 12 month low of $1.41 and a 12 month high of $16.67.

Proteostasis Therapeutics (NASDAQ:PTI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 14th. The company reported ($0.56) EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.72) by $0.16. The company had revenue of $1.55 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.38 million. Proteostasis Therapeutics had a negative return on equity of 93.15% and a negative net margin of 712.49%. equities research analysts predict that Proteostasis Therapeutics will post -2.47 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, Director Franklin M. Berger purchased 60,000 shares of Proteostasis Therapeutics stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 18th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $5.00 per share, for a total transaction of $300,000.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 266,162 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,330,810. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Meenu Chhabra purchased 40,000 shares of Proteostasis Therapeutics stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 18th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $5.00 per share, for a total transaction of $200,000.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the insider now owns 50,218 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $251,090. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders acquired 2,100,000 shares of company stock worth $10,500,000. Company insiders own 17.40% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Susquehanna International Group LLP acquired a new position in shares of Proteostasis Therapeutics in the second quarter worth approximately $254,000. FMR LLC lifted its stake in shares of Proteostasis Therapeutics by 2.3% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 2,944,915 shares of the company’s stock worth $13,782,000 after acquiring an additional 66,111 shares during the period. Bain Capital Public Equity Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Proteostasis Therapeutics in the second quarter worth approximately $1,233,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP acquired a new position in shares of Proteostasis Therapeutics in the second quarter worth approximately $296,000. Finally, Sabby Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Proteostasis Therapeutics by 109.6% in the second quarter. Sabby Management LLC now owns 125,151 shares of the company’s stock worth $586,000 after acquiring an additional 65,451 shares during the period. 51.80% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

PTI has been the topic of several research reports. Robert W. Baird boosted their price target on Proteostasis Therapeutics from $13.00 to $25.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. Leerink Swann boosted their price target on Proteostasis Therapeutics from $6.00 to $8.00 in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. Zacks Investment Research cut Proteostasis Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, November 18th. HC Wainwright restated a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price target on shares of Proteostasis Therapeutics in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Proteostasis Therapeutics from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Proteostasis Therapeutics has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $16.00.

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Proteostasis Therapeutics Company Profile

Proteostasis Therapeutics, Inc is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in discovery and development of therapeutics that treat diseases caused by an imbalance in the proteostasis network, a set of pathways that control protein biosynthesis, folding, trafficking and clearance. It has developed the Disease Relevant Translation (DRT) technology platform, a drug screening approach for identifying highly translatable therapeutics based on predictive and functionally pertinent phenotypic assays and disease relevant models.

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