AbCellera Biologics Inc. (NASDAQ:ABCL) Short Interest Down 15.2% in May

AbCellera Biologics Inc. (NASDAQ:ABCLGet Free Report) saw a large drop in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 19,750,000 shares, a drop of 15.2% from the April 30th total of 23,290,000 shares. Currently, 9.6% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 1,350,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 14.6 days.

Analyst Ratings Changes

Several research firms have issued reports on ABCL. KeyCorp cut their price target on shares of AbCellera Biologics from $8.00 to $7.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, May 8th. Benchmark raised AbCellera Biologics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.00 target price for the company in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reduced their price target on AbCellera Biologics from $21.00 to $17.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, February 21st. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, Based on data from, AbCellera Biologics presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $16.17.

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Institutional Inflows and Outflows

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Pacifica Partners Inc. lifted its stake in shares of AbCellera Biologics by 82.9% in the 4th quarter. Pacifica Partners Inc. now owns 4,820 shares of the company’s stock valued at $28,000 after purchasing an additional 2,185 shares during the period. NBC Securities Inc. purchased a new position in AbCellera Biologics during the third quarter valued at $30,000. B. Riley Wealth Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in shares of AbCellera Biologics during the 3rd quarter valued at $48,000. Signaturefd LLC grew its position in shares of AbCellera Biologics by 306.3% in the 4th quarter. Signaturefd LLC now owns 10,596 shares of the company’s stock worth $61,000 after buying an additional 7,988 shares during the period. Finally, Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of AbCellera Biologics in the 4th quarter worth about $62,000. 61.42% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

AbCellera Biologics Trading Down 1.0 %

AbCellera Biologics stock opened at $4.04 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $1.19 billion, a P/E ratio of -7.77 and a beta of 0.42. AbCellera Biologics has a 1-year low of $3.58 and a 1-year high of $8.05. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $4.07 and a 200-day moving average of $4.74.

AbCellera Biologics (NASDAQ:ABCLGet Free Report) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 7th. The company reported ($0.14) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.16) by $0.02. AbCellera Biologics had a negative return on equity of 12.61% and a negative net margin of 410.47%. The business had revenue of $9.95 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $10.73 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted ($0.14) EPS. The business’s revenue was down 18.4% on a year-over-year basis. Research analysts forecast that AbCellera Biologics will post -0.6 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

About AbCellera Biologics

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AbCellera Biologics Inc builds an engine for antibody drug discovery and development. Its engine discovers antibodies from natural immune responses, which are pre-enriched for antibodies. The company's preclinical products are ABCL635 for metabolic and endocrine conditions; and ABCL575 for atopic dermatitis.

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