Aravive Inc (NASDAQ:ARAV) Short Interest Down 13.8% in June

Aravive Inc (NASDAQ:ARAV) saw a large decrease in short interest during the month of June. As of June 30th, there was short interest totalling 20,700 shares, a decrease of 13.8% from the May 30th total of 24,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 15,100 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.4 days. Currently, 0.4% of the company’s stock are sold short.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of ExlService from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday. Wedbush set a $269.00 target price on shares of United Therapeutics and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 8th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Zumiez from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 2nd. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies upped their target price on shares of Boot Barn from $33.00 to $41.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, May 13th.

ARAV opened at $5.90 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 7.78, a quick ratio of 7.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17. Aravive has a fifty-two week low of $3.07 and a fifty-two week high of $12.60. The stock has a 50-day simple moving average of $5.93.

Aravive (NASDAQ:ARAV) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, May 8th. The company reported ($0.42) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.86) by $0.44. The business had revenue of $1.70 million during the quarter. Equities analysts forecast that Aravive will post -2.19 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Northern Trust Corp bought a new stake in Aravive in the 4th quarter worth about $54,000. California Public Employees Retirement System bought a new stake in Aravive in the 4th quarter worth about $57,000. Acadian Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in Aravive in the 4th quarter worth about $60,000. D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. bought a new stake in Aravive in the 4th quarter worth about $73,000. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG bought a new stake in Aravive in the 4th quarter worth about $78,000. 27.57% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Aravive Company Profile

Aravive, Inc, a clinical stage biotechnology company, focuses on developing therapies for solid tumors and hematologic malignancies. Its lead candidate is AVB-S6-500, a soluble Fc-fusion protein, which is in Phase 1b/2 clinical trials for the treatment of platinum- resistant recurrent ovarian cancer, as well as for the treatment of clear cell renal cell carcinoma, acute myeloid leukemia, triple negative breast cancer, and pancreatic cancer.

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