Heat Biologics, Inc. (HTBX) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTBX) saw a large decrease in short interest in September. As of September 29th, there was short interest totalling 1,429,337 shares, a decrease of 33.8% from the September 15th total of 2,159,713 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 312,051 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 4.6 days. Currently, 4.2% of the company’s shares are sold short.

Several analysts have issued reports on the company. Noble Financial restated a “buy” rating on shares of Heat Biologics in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. ValuEngine cut Heat Biologics from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, July 13th. Zacks Investment Research cut Heat Biologics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Finally, Griffin Securities assumed coverage on Heat Biologics in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $2.25 target price for the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Heat Biologics has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $2.13.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Heat Biologics stock. KCG Holdings Inc. raised its stake in Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTBX) by 35.3% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 175,769 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after acquiring an additional 45,831 shares during the quarter. KCG Holdings Inc. owned approximately 0.52% of Heat Biologics worth $156,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 8.74% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Heat Biologics (NASDAQ:HTBX) opened at 0.6366 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $0.62 and a 200 day moving average price of $0.64. The stock’s market capitalization is $22.78 million. Heat Biologics has a one year low of $0.46 and a one year high of $3.35.

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Heat Biologics Company Profile

Heat Biologics, Inc is a development-stage company focused on developing allogeneic, off-the-shelf cellular therapeutic vaccines to combat a range of cancers. The Company is an immuno-oncology company, which focuses on T cell-stimulating platform technologies, such as Immune Pan-Antigen Cytotoxic Therapy (ImPACT) and Combination Pan-Antigen Cytotoxic Therapy (ComPACT).

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