Unicharm Co. (OTCMKTS:UNICY) Short Interest Up 57.7% in April

Unicharm Co. (OTCMKTS:UNICYGet Rating) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest in the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totalling 428,700 shares, an increase of 57.7% from the March 31st total of 271,800 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 507,400 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.8 days.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. The Goldman Sachs Group raised shares of Unicharm from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 31st. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Unicharm from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 8th.

Unicharm stock opened at $6.89 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $21.39 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.96 and a beta of 0.09. Unicharm has a 1 year low of $6.56 and a 1 year high of $9.61. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $7.08 and a two-hundred day moving average of $7.85.

About Unicharm (Get Rating)

Unicharm Corporation engages in the manufacture and sale of baby and childcare, feminine care, health care, cosmetic, household, and pet care products in Japan and internationally. Its baby and child care products, including disposable diapers, swimming and training pants, night time pants, nursing pads, wet tissues, and baby wipes under the Moony and MamyPoko brands; and feminine care products comprise napkins, tampons, pantiliners, underwear for periods, and other feminine care products under the Sofy, Center-In, and Unicharm brands.

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