IsoRay (ISR) Rating Increased to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

IsoRay (NYSEAMERICAN:ISR) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Friday.

According to Zacks, “IsoRay, Inc. is a medical technology company that produces therapeutic radioactive isotopes. Through its subsidiary, IsoRay Medical, Inc., develops, manufactures and sells isotope-based medical products and devices for the treatment of cancer and other malignant diseases. The Company is engaged in the production and sales of Cesium-131 (Cs-131) brachytherapy seeds. Brachytherapy seeds are small devices containing a therapeutic dose of radiation used in an interstitial radiation procedure. The brachytherapy procedure places radioactive seeds as close as possible to (in or near) the cancerous tumor. The Cs-131 includes radioisotope in the treatment of all malignant tumors, such as prostate cancer, brain cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, gynecological cancer, lung cancer, liver cancer, ocular melanoma and pancreatic cancer. The Company’s Proxcelan Cesium-131 seed is classified as a Class II device. The Company competes with Varian Medical Systems, Siemens Healthcare, Elekta AB and Accuray Incorporated. “

Several other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on the company. HC Wainwright set a $1.00 price objective on IsoRay and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 26th. Maxim Group restated a “buy” rating and issued a $2.00 target price on shares of IsoRay in a research note on Wednesday, September 26th.

IsoRay stock opened at $0.44 on Friday. IsoRay has a 1 year low of $0.36 and a 1 year high of $1.22.

IsoRay (NYSEAMERICAN:ISR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, September 25th. The healthcare company reported ($0.04) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.03) by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $1.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.56 million.

IsoRay Company Profile

IsoRay, Inc, through its subsidiary, IsoRay Medical, Inc, develops, manufactures, and sells isotope-based medical products and devices for the treatment of cancer and other malignant diseases in the United States. The company produces CS-1 Cesium-131 brachytherapy seeds for the treatment of prostate, brain, lung, head and neck, gynecological, pelvic/abdominal, and colorectal cancers, as well as ocular melanoma.

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