Shares of PLx Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:PLXP) have received an average broker rating score of 2.00 (Buy) from the one brokers that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a buy rating.

Analysts have set a 12 month consensus price objective of $12.00 for the company and are expecting that the company will post ($0.51) EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given PLx Pharma an industry rank of 169 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

A number of analysts have recently commented on PLXP shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of PLx Pharma from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. ValuEngine upgraded shares of PLx Pharma from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, December 4th.

Shares of PLx Pharma (NASDAQ:PLXP) traded down $0.35 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $6.65. 3,212 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 5,383. PLx Pharma has a 1 year low of $5.60 and a 1 year high of $13.20. The company has a market cap of $61.27, a PE ratio of -1.32 and a beta of 1.82. The company has a current ratio of 8.99, a quick ratio of 8.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56.

A hedge fund recently bought a new stake in PLx Pharma stock. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. purchased a new position in PLx Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:PLXP) in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund purchased 250,000 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock, valued at approximately $145,000. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. owned about 2.88% of PLx Pharma at the end of the most recent reporting period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 21.87% of the company’s stock.

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About PLx Pharma

PLx Pharma Inc, formerly Dipexium Pharmaceuticals, Inc, is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is a late stage specialty pharmaceutical company focusing on commercializing its lead products: Aspertec 325 mg and Aspertec 81 mg (Aspertec). The Company’s products and technology includes PLxGuard delivery system, Aspertec 325 mg, PL1100/PL1200 Ibuprofen.

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