Short Interest in Edap Tms SA (EDAP) Decreases By 36.5%

Edap Tms SA (NASDAQ:EDAP) saw a large decrease in short interest during the month of December. As of December 29th, there was short interest totalling 349,250 shares, a decrease of 36.5% from the December 15th total of 549,939 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 89,894 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.9 days.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of EDAP. Archon Capital Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Edap Tms during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $2,474,000. Essex Investment Management Co. LLC grew its stake in shares of Edap Tms by 520.2% during the 3rd quarter. Essex Investment Management Co. LLC now owns 323,528 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $964,000 after acquiring an additional 271,367 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Virtu KCG Holdings LLC bought a new position in shares of Edap Tms during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $117,000. 10.32% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of analysts have recently commented on EDAP shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Edap Tms from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. ValuEngine cut Edap Tms from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Finally, HC Wainwright reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $6.50 price target on shares of Edap Tms in a research note on Wednesday, November 22nd.

Edap Tms (EDAP) traded down $0.03 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $2.52. The company had a trading volume of 67,969 shares, compared to its average volume of 58,306. Edap Tms has a twelve month low of $2.25 and a twelve month high of $3.85. The company has a current ratio of 2.96, a quick ratio of 2.35 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11. The company has a market cap of $72.20, a PE ratio of -31.50 and a beta of 0.67.

Edap Tms (NASDAQ:EDAP) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, November 15th. The medical equipment provider reported ($0.02) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.02). Edap Tms had a positive return on equity of 7.85% and a negative net margin of 5.36%. The business had revenue of $8.44 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $11.05 million. Edap Tms’s revenue was down 5.6% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that Edap Tms will post -0.01 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Edap Tms Company Profile

EDAP TMS SA (EDAP) is a holding company engaged in developing and marketing the Ablatherm and Focal One devices. The Company operates two divisions: High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) and Urology Devices and Services (UDS) (including lithotripsy activities). The Company is developing HIFU technology for the treatment of certain other types of tumors.

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