Calithera Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:CALA) Short Interest Update

Calithera Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:CALAGet Rating) saw a large decrease in short interest in April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 1,600,000 shares, a decrease of 37.0% from the April 15th total of 2,540,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 2,290,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.7 days.

Shares of CALA opened at $0.23 on Friday. Calithera Biosciences has a twelve month low of $0.15 and a twelve month high of $2.59. The firm’s fifty day simple moving average is $0.37 and its 200-day simple moving average is $0.63.

Calithera Biosciences (NASDAQ:CALAGet Rating) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 10th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.18) earnings per share for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.18). During the same quarter last year, the business earned ($0.28) earnings per share. Equities analysts expect that Calithera Biosciences will post -0.59 EPS for the current year.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Calithera Biosciences in the 3rd quarter valued at $27,000. Tudor Investment Corp Et Al purchased a new position in shares of Calithera Biosciences in the 3rd quarter valued at $59,000. Bank of America Corp DE grew its position in shares of Calithera Biosciences by 90.4% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 100,212 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $209,000 after buying an additional 47,568 shares during the last quarter. TSP Capital Management Group LLC grew its position in shares of Calithera Biosciences by 22.6% in the 1st quarter. TSP Capital Management Group LLC now owns 429,210 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $1,062,000 after buying an additional 79,010 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Geode Capital Management LLC grew its position in shares of Calithera Biosciences by 16.3% in the 3rd quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 804,384 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $1,753,000 after buying an additional 112,622 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 55.84% of the company’s stock.

A number of research firms have issued reports on CALA. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Calithera Biosciences from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 12th. StockNews.com began coverage on shares of Calithera Biosciences in a report on Thursday. They set a “hold” rating on the stock. LADENBURG THALM/SH SH reduced their target price on shares of Calithera Biosciences from $3.00 to $1.50 in a report on Wednesday. Finally, SVB Leerink reduced their target price on shares of Calithera Biosciences from $3.00 to $2.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, April 4th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. Based on data from MarketBeat, the stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $2.00.

Calithera Biosciences Company Profile (Get Rating)

Calithera Biosciences, Inc, a clinical-stage bio-pharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery and development of small molecule compounds for tumor metabolism and tumor immunology targets for the treatment of cancer in the United States. The company offers INCB001158, an orally bioavailable arginase inhibitor of arginase that is in Phase 1/2 clinical trial for the treatment of hematology and oncology.

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