Shiseido Company, Limited (OTCMKTS:SSDOY) Sees Large Decrease in Short Interest

Shiseido Company, Limited (OTCMKTS:SSDOY) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest during the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totalling 7,600 shares, a drop of 39.2% from the March 15th total of 12,500 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 27,700 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.3 days.

Shares of OTCMKTS:SSDOY opened at $72.72 on Friday. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $71.99 and its 200 day moving average is $68.97. The company has a market cap of $29.04 billion, a PE ratio of -250.76 and a beta of 0.33. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.25, a current ratio of 1.11 and a quick ratio of 0.68. Shiseido has a 1 year low of $51.10 and a 1 year high of $79.55.

Shiseido (OTCMKTS:SSDOY) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 9th. The company reported ($0.06) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.09) by $0.03. Shiseido had a positive return on equity of 0.95% and a negative net margin of 1.33%. The firm had revenue of $2.56 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.54 billion. Analysts expect that Shiseido will post -0.52 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Shiseido from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, February 6th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $79.00.

About Shiseido

Shiseido Company, Limited engages in the production and sale of cosmetics in Japan and internationally. The company offers fragrances; skincare products, shampoo, and other haircare products, as well as body care products; and hair care and styling products, as well as hair color and perm solutions for hair salons.

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