Nanophase Technologies Co. (OTCMKTS:NANX) Short Interest Up 37.0% in April

Nanophase Technologies Co. (OTCMKTS:NANXGet 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 3,700 shares, an increase of 37.0% from the March 31st total of 2,700 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 25,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.1 days.

Shares of NANX traded down $0.15 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $2.75. 14,100 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 37,894. Nanophase Technologies has a 52 week low of $1.26 and a 52 week high of $4.45. The stock’s 50-day simple moving average is $3.22 and its 200-day simple moving average is $3.54. The firm has a market cap of $134.57 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 91.67 and a beta of 1.26. The company has a quick ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 1.33 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13.

Nanophase Technologies (OTCMKTS:NANXGet Rating) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, March 31st. The industrial products company reported ($0.01) EPS for the quarter. Nanophase Technologies had a return on equity of 21.39% and a net margin of 4.64%. The business had revenue of $7.37 million for the quarter.

Nanophase Technologies Company Profile (Get Rating)

Nanophase Technologies Corporation provides engineered materials, formulation development, and commercial manufacturing with an integrated family of technologies in the United States. It offers surface engineered zinc oxide and titanium dioxide for sunscreens and personal care products; fully formulated cosmetics, sun care, and skin care under the Solésence brand name; and advanced materials products, such as architectural coatings, industrial coatings, abrasion-resistant additives, plastics additives, medical diagnostics, and various surface finishing technologies applications.

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