After Reaching Milestone, Is Catabasis Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:CATB)’s Short Interest Revealing Something?

January 14, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

 After Reaching Milestone, Is Catabasis Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:CATB)’s Short Interest Revealing Something?

The stock of Catabasis Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:CATB) registered an increase of 10.58% in short interest. CATB’s total short interest was 240,400 shares in January as published by FINRA. Its up 10.58% from 217,400 shares, reported previously. With 231,200 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 1 days to cover their CATB’s short positions. The short interest to Catabasis Pharmaceuticals Incorporated’s float is 2.3%.

The stock decreased 1.28% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $1.54. About 274,447 shares traded or 1.63% up from the average. Catabasis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:CATB) has declined 73.74% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 90.44% the S&P500.

Catabasis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of therapeutic products based on safely metabolized and rationally targeted linker drug discovery platform in the United States. The company has market cap of $35.55 million. The firm offers Edasalonexent, an investigational oral small molecule, which is in Phase I/II clinical trial for the treatment of duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). It currently has negative earnings. It is also involved in developing SMART linker conjugates that are in preclinical stage of development, including CAT-5571 for cystic fibrosis (CF) trafficking and function of CF transmembrane conductance regulator, as well as for the clearance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa; and CAT-4001 for the treatment of severe and rare neurodegenerative diseases, such as Friedreich's ataxia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Catabasis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:CATB) Ratings Coverage

Among 5 analysts covering Catabasis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CATB), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Catabasis Pharmaceuticals had 14 analyst reports since August 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 14 by Wedbush. As per Thursday, October 5, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. H.C. Wainwright initiated the shares of CATB in report on Thursday, December 22 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 17 by Wedbush. The rating was maintained by Wedbush with “Outperform” on Wednesday, June 8. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 10 by Cowen & Co. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, August 14 by H.C. Wainwright. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, June 9 by Citigroup. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, March 22 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, October 5 by Citigroup.

More notable recent Catabasis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:CATB) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “Catabasis Pharmaceuticals to Present Results from Joint Research Collaboration …” on September 28, 2017, also Businesswire.com with their article: “Phase 2 Trial of Edasalonexent in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in a Late …” published on September 14, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: “Catabasis Pharmaceuticals’ (CATB) CEO Jill Milne on Q2 2017 Results – Earnings …” on August 11, 2017. More interesting news about Catabasis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:CATB) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Catabasis Pharmaceuticals Could Be A Strong Investment Opportunity In 2017” published on April 12, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Catabasis Pharmaceuticals’ (CATB) CEO Jill Milne on Q3 2017 Results – Earnings …” with publication date: November 10, 2017.

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