Auris Medical Holding AG (EARS) Short Interest Update

Auris Medical Holding AG (NASDAQ:EARS) saw a large increase in short interest during the month of April. As of April 28th, there was short interest totalling 1,075,288 shares, an increase of 15.4% from the April 13th total of 932,128 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 174,449 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 6.2 days.

Auris Medical Holding AG (NASDAQ:EARS) traded down 0.620% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $0.641. 200,403 shares of the stock were exchanged. The stock’s market cap is $28.41 million. Auris Medical Holding AG has a 52 week low of $0.60 and a 52 week high of $5.45. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $0.67 and a 200 day moving average price of $0.92.

Auris Medical Holding AG (NASDAQ:EARS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 11th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.22) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.14) by $0.08. Analysts expect that Auris Medical Holding AG will post ($0.72) EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities analysts have commented on EARS shares. Needham & Company LLC cut their price objective on shares of Auris Medical Holding AG from $5.00 to $4.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, March 14th. Roth Capital assumed coverage on shares of Auris Medical Holding AG in a report on Thursday, April 13th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $4.50 price target for the company. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Auris Medical Holding AG from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $3.25.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Sabby Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Auris Medical Holding AG during the first quarter valued at $133,000. Morgan Stanley boosted its position in Auris Medical Holding AG by 37,537.6% in the first quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 150,174 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $138,000 after buying an additional 149,775 shares during the period. Perceptive Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Auris Medical Holding AG during the first quarter worth approximately $368,000. UBS Oconnor LLC acquired a new position in Auris Medical Holding AG during the first quarter worth approximately $909,000. Finally, Sofinnova Management VIII L.L.C. boosted its position in Auris Medical Holding AG by 34.4% in the first quarter. Sofinnova Management VIII L.L.C. now owns 7,818,175 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $7,193,000 after buying an additional 2,000,000 shares during the period. 29.06% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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About Auris Medical Holding AG

Auris Medical Holding AG is a holding and clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of products for the treatment of inner ear disorders. Its advanced product candidate, AM-101, is in Phase III clinical development for acute inner ear tinnitus under a special protocol assessment (SPA) from the United States Food and Drug Administration.

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