Enzymotec Ltd. (ENZY) Upgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Enzymotec Ltd. (NASDAQ:ENZY) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday.

According to Zacks, “Enzymotec, Ltd. provides specialty lipid-based products and solutions. The Company develops, manufactures and markets bio-functional lipid ingredients as well as final products. It serves pharmaceuticals and nutrition industries worldwide. Enzymotec, Ltd. is based in Migdal HaEmeq, Israel. “

Separately, ValuEngine upgraded Enzymotec from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 12th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $8.00.

Enzymotec (ENZY) traded up 1.37% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $11.10. The stock had a trading volume of 18,025 shares. Enzymotec has a 1-year low of $5.20 and a 1-year high of $12.35. The firm’s market cap is $254.73 million. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $11.38 and its 200 day moving average is $9.25.

Enzymotec (NASDAQ:ENZY) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, August 16th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.10) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.05 by ($0.15). Enzymotec had a negative net margin of 14.52% and a negative return on equity of 3.88%. The firm had revenue of $13.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $12.78 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.04 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.1% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts anticipate that Enzymotec will post $0.14 earnings per share for the current year.

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A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of ENZY. Janus Henderson Group PLC purchased a new position in Enzymotec in the second quarter valued at about $2,350,000. Osborn Williams & Donohoe LLC purchased a new position in Enzymotec in the third quarter valued at about $137,000. Finally, State Street Corp grew its stake in Enzymotec by 1.8% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 20,952 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $169,000 after purchasing an additional 380 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 27.98% of the company’s stock.

Enzymotec Company Profile

Enzymotec Ltd. is a nutritional ingredients and medical foods company. The Company’s technologies, research expertise and clinical validation process enables it to develop solutions across a range of products. The Company operates in two segments: Nutrition segment and VAYA Pharma segment. Both of the Company’s segments offer a range of products that leverage its lipid-related offerings.

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