Sophiris Bio Inc (NASDAQ:SPHS) dropped 5.4% during trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $2.21 and last traded at $2.27. Approximately 546,372 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 78% from the average daily volume of 307,345 shares. The stock had previously closed at $2.40.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. Maxim Group set a $6.00 price objective on Sophiris Bio and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, December 11th. HC Wainwright restated a “buy” rating and set a $6.00 price objective on shares of Sophiris Bio in a report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Sophiris Bio from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, December 15th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $6.25.

The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.60, a current ratio of 13.37 and a quick ratio of 13.37. The firm has a market cap of $72.27, a price-to-earnings ratio of -17.46 and a beta of 2.03.

An institutional investor recently bought a new position in Sophiris Bio stock. Mesirow Financial Investment Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Sophiris Bio Inc (NASDAQ:SPHS) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund acquired 54,510 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock, valued at approximately $120,000. Mesirow Financial Investment Management Inc. owned about 0.18% of Sophiris Bio as of its most recent SEC filing. 5.47% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Sophiris Bio Company Profile

Sophiris Bio, Inc, formerly Protox Therapeutics Inc, is a Canada-based biopharmaceutical company focused on the research, development and commercialization of products for the treatment of urological diseases. The Company has operations based in San Diego developing a treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or enlarged prostate).

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