Aeterna Zentaris Inc (AEZS) is a leading biotechnology business based in the US. Aeterna Zentaris is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||$0.29 - $1.35|
|50-day moving average||$0.4982|
|200-day moving average||$0.4294|
|Wall St. target price||$4.5|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$-0.748|
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|Revenue TTM||$1.3 million|
|Gross profit TTM||$122,000|
|Return on assets TTM||-16.18%|
|Return on equity TTM||-74.3%|
|Market capitalisation||$43.6 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 2.3 million Aeterna Zentaris shares held short by investors – that's known as Aeterna Zentaris's "short interest". This figure is 23.8% up from 1.9 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Aeterna Zentaris shares can be evaluated.
Aeterna Zentaris's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Aeterna Zentaris shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Aeterna Zentaris shares traded daily (recently around 2.9 million). Aeterna Zentaris's SIR currently stands at 0.81. In other words for every 100,000 Aeterna Zentaris shares traded daily on the market, roughly 810 shares are currently held short.
However Aeterna Zentaris's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Aeterna Zentaris shares, or, against the total number of tradable Aeterna Zentaris shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Aeterna Zentaris's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Aeterna Zentaris shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0373% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Aeterna Zentaris shares, roughly 37 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Aeterna Zentaris.
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We're not expecting Aeterna Zentaris to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
Aeterna Zentaris's shares were split on a 1:100 basis on 20 November 2015. So if you had owned 100 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Aeterna Zentaris shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 9900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Aeterna Zentaris shares which in turn could have impacted Aeterna Zentaris's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Aeterna Zentaris's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.29 up to $1.35. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Aeterna Zentaris's is 2.2647. This would suggest that Aeterna Zentaris's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.
Aeterna Zentaris Inc., a specialty biopharmaceutical company, engages in developing and commercializing pharmaceutical therapies for treating oncology and endocrinology. Its commercial product is the Macrilen, a ghrelin receptor agonist that stimulates the secretion of growth hormone by binding to the GHSR-1a, a ghrelin receptor, which is used for endocrinology and oncology indications. The company has a license and assignment agreement with Strongbridge Ireland Limited for the development, manufacturing, registration, and commercialization of Macrilen in the United States and Canada. Aeterna Zentaris Inc. was incorporated in 1990 and is headquartered in Summerville, South Carolina.
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