RXi Pharmaceuticals Corp (RXII) Short Interest Down 47.9% in November

RXi Pharmaceuticals Corp (NASDAQ:RXII) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest in November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 424,241 shares, a decrease of 47.9% from the October 31st total of 814,036 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 2,666,716 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.2 days.

Shares of NASDAQ RXII opened at $0.33 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.45 million, a PE ratio of -0.08 and a beta of 2.07. RXi Pharmaceuticals has a 1 year low of $0.31 and a 1 year high of $7.70.

RXi Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:RXII) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 14th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.34) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.38) by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $0.06 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $0.05 million. RXi Pharmaceuticals had a negative net margin of 4,990.20% and a negative return on equity of 412.15%. As a group, research analysts anticipate that RXi Pharmaceuticals will post -1.55 EPS for the current year.

A hedge fund recently bought a new stake in RXi Pharmaceuticals stock. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new position in RXi Pharmaceuticals Corp (NASDAQ:RXII) in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 118,387 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock, valued at approximately $228,000. SG Americas Securities LLC owned approximately 2.78% of RXi Pharmaceuticals at the end of the most recent reporting period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 9.64% of the company’s stock.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on RXII shares. ValuEngine raised shares of RXi Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 1st. HC Wainwright set a $3.00 price objective on shares of RXi Pharmaceuticals and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 15th.

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About RXi Pharmaceuticals

RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation, a biotechnology company, focuses on discovering and developing immuno-oncology therapeutics to treat cancer. The company's lead product candidate is RXI-109, an sd-rxRNA that reduces the expression of connective tissue growth factor, a critical regulator of several biological pathways involved in fibrosis, including scar formation in the skin and eye.

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