Shiseido Company, Limited (OTCMKTS:SSDOY) Short Interest Update

Shiseido Company, Limited (OTCMKTS:SSDOY) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest during the month of September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totalling 22,300 shares, an increase of 139.8% from the September 15th total of 9,300 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 32,700 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.7 days.

Shares of SSDOY traded down $0.30 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $65.17. The company had a trading volume of 17,061 shares, compared to its average volume of 17,954. The firm has a market cap of $26.03 billion, a P/E ratio of -383.35 and a beta of 0.29. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $68.69 and its 200 day moving average price is $70.40. The company has a quick ratio of 0.93, a current ratio of 1.42 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.50. Shiseido has a 52-week low of $61.10 and a 52-week high of $79.55.

Shiseido (OTCMKTS:SSDOY) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 5th. The company reported $0.29 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.12 by $0.17. The firm had revenue of $2.41 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.21 billion. Shiseido had a positive return on equity of 6.49% and a negative net margin of 0.70%. On average, research analysts expect that Shiseido will post 1.62 EPS for the current fiscal year.

SSDOY has been the subject of several research analyst reports. The Goldman Sachs Group raised Shiseido from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 10th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Shiseido from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 24th.

Shiseido Company Profile

Shiseido Co, Ltd. engages in the production and sale of cosmetics for men and women. It operates through the following segments: Japan, China, Asia Pacific, Americas, Europe, Travel Retail, Professional, and Others. The Japan, China, Asia Pacific, Americas, and Europe segments sell cosmetics, fragrance, and personal care products with core brands such as Shiseido, clé de peau BEAUTÉ, ELIXIR, MAQUILLAGE, AUPRES, urara, TSUBAKI, Za, and narciso rodriguez in each corresponding region.

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