Guardant Health Inc (GH) Short Interest Update

Guardant Health Inc (NASDAQ:GH) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest during the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,064,134 shares, an increase of 46.2% from the October 31st total of 727,769 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 360,287 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.0 days. Approximately 3.8% of the shares of the company are sold short.

Several research firms recently weighed in on GH. William Blair began coverage on Guardant Health in a report on Monday, October 29th. They issued an “outperform” rating for the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. began coverage on Guardant Health in a report on Monday, October 29th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $42.00 target price for the company. Cowen began coverage on Guardant Health in a report on Monday, October 29th. They issued an “outperform” rating for the company. Leerink Swann restated an “outperform” rating on shares of Guardant Health in a report on Monday, October 29th. Finally, Bank of America began coverage on Guardant Health in a report on Monday, October 29th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $37.00 target price for the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $39.50.

Shares of GH stock opened at $35.73 on Monday. Guardant Health has a 12 month low of $27.04 and a 12 month high of $44.25.

Guardant Health (NASDAQ:GH) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 19th. The company reported ($1.94) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.29) by ($1.65). The firm had revenue of $21.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $17.44 million. Guardant Health’s revenue for the quarter was up 95.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts predict that Guardant Health will post -1.12 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About Guardant Health

Guardant Health, Inc, a precision oncology company, provides non-invasive cancer diagnostics. It offers liquid biopsy tests for advanced stage cancer, such as Guardant360, a molecular diagnostic test that measures various cancer-related genes from circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA); and GuardantOMNI, a broader panel measuring various genes from ctDNA.

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