Senomyx (NASDAQ:SNMX) Rating Lowered to Sell at Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Senomyx (NASDAQ:SNMX) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Thursday, December 28th.

According to Zacks, “Senomyx is using proprietary taste receptor technologies to discover and develop novel flavor ingredients. These include new flavors such as Savory Flavors and Cooling Flavors, as well as flavor modulators such as Bitter Blockers and enhancers of Sweet and Salt tastes. Senomyx is also engaged in a new effort to discover and develop natural high-potency sweeteners. The Company has product discovery and development collaborations with global food, beverage, and ingredient supply companies, some of which are currently marketing products that contain Senomyx’s flavor ingredients. “

Separately, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Senomyx from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Friday, December 1st.

Shares of Senomyx (SNMX) opened at $1.39 on Thursday. Senomyx has a 12 month low of $0.56 and a 12 month high of $1.71. The company has a market capitalization of $65.95, a price-to-earnings ratio of -5.35 and a beta of 1.39.

Senomyx (NASDAQ:SNMX) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The specialty chemicals company reported ($0.05) EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.07) by $0.02. Senomyx had a negative net margin of 42.97% and a negative return on equity of 75.75%. The business had revenue of $5.06 million during the quarter. analysts forecast that Senomyx will post -0.26 EPS for the current year.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Senomyx stock. Algert Global LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Senomyx Inc. (NASDAQ:SNMX) by 14.7% in the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 359,788 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after purchasing an additional 46,000 shares during the period. Algert Global LLC owned about 0.75% of Senomyx worth $218,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). 26.76% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Senomyx Company Profile

Senomyx, Inc is focused on using taste receptor technologies to discover, develop and commercialize flavor ingredients for the packaged food, beverage and ingredient supply industries. The Company operates through development and commercialization of flavor ingredients segment. It is engaged in the discovery, development and/or commercialization of flavor ingredients through over five programs.

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