Analysts See $0.15 EPS for NewStar Financial (NEWS), Scynexis (SCYX) Shorts Lowered By 1.95%

July 17, 2017 - By Winifred Garcia

Scynexis Incorporated (NASDAQ:SCYX) had a decrease of 1.95% in short interest. SCYX’s SI was 2.36M shares in July as released by FINRA. Its down 1.95% from 2.40 million shares previously. With 218,300 avg volume, 11 days are for Scynexis Incorporated (NASDAQ:SCYX)’s short sellers to cover SCYX’s short positions. The SI to Scynexis Incorporated’s float is 9.98%. About 44,775 shares traded. SCYNEXIS Inc (NASDAQ:SCYX) has declined 46.67% since July 17, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 63.37% the S&P500.

Analysts expect NewStar Financial Inc (NASDAQ:NEWS) to report $0.15 EPS on August, 2.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 36.36% from last quarter’s $0.11 EPS. NEWS’s profit would be $6.32M giving it 18.28 P/E if the $0.15 EPS is correct. After having $0.03 EPS previously, NewStar Financial Inc’s analysts see 400.00% EPS growth. About 20,588 shares traded. NewStar Financial Inc (NASDAQ:NEWS) has risen 28.00% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.30% the S&P500.

Among 2 analysts covering Newstar Financial Inc (NASDAQ:NEWS), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Newstar Financial Inc had 5 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wood maintained the stock with “Market Perform” rating in Monday, April 4 report. Wood maintained NewStar Financial Inc (NASDAQ:NEWS) rating on Tuesday, October 6. Wood has “Market Perform” rating and $10 target.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.43 in 2016 Q4. Its up 1.43, from 1 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 2 investors sold NewStar Financial Inc shares while 19 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 24 raised stakes. 29.76 million shares or 13.85% less from 34.54 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. First Securities Llc Ny reported 2,300 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies holds 0.01% in NewStar Financial Inc (NASDAQ:NEWS) or 11,574 shares. Spark Invest Mngmt Limited Company has invested 0.03% in NewStar Financial Inc (NASDAQ:NEWS). Grp accumulated 101,718 shares or 0% of the stock. Selkirk Limited Com owns 852,811 shares. California Pub Employees Retirement holds 0% of its portfolio in NewStar Financial Inc (NASDAQ:NEWS) for 100,000 shares. Bancorp Of Mellon invested in 101,167 shares. Numeric Invsts Ltd Company stated it has 24,100 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Kirr Marbach Ltd Com In invested in 25,635 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Millennium Mngmt Lc stated it has 0% of its portfolio in NewStar Financial Inc (NASDAQ:NEWS). Moreover, Engineers Gate Manager Limited Partnership has 0.03% invested in NewStar Financial Inc (NASDAQ:NEWS). Wedge Cap Mngmt L Lp Nc reported 0% of its portfolio in NewStar Financial Inc (NASDAQ:NEWS). 21,635 are held by Nationwide Fund Advisors. Credit Suisse Ag accumulated 12,800 shares or 0% of the stock. Impact Advsrs Limited Liability Co holds 0.23% of its portfolio in NewStar Financial Inc (NASDAQ:NEWS) for 60,304 shares.

NewStar Financial, Inc. is a commercial finance company. The company has market cap of $462.38 million. The Firm operates through two divisions: Commercial Lending and Asset Management. It has a 19.52 P/E ratio. The Commercial Lending segment represents its direct lending activities, which are focused on providing a range of flexible senior secured debt options to mid-sized companies.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.15, from 0.76 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 3 investors sold SCYNEXIS Inc shares while 8 reduced holdings. 3 funds opened positions while 7 raised stakes. 11.25 million shares or 0.56% less from 11.31 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Geode Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Company accumulated 128,724 shares. Iguana Healthcare Mngmt Ltd Liability reported 250,000 shares. Bancorp Of America Corp De invested in 7,550 shares. Royal Bancorp Of Canada holds 13,300 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Blackrock Institutional Communication Na, a California-based fund reported 8,102 shares. Deutsche Comml Bank Ag reported 72,349 shares. California Employees Retirement Systems holds 0% of its portfolio in SCYNEXIS Inc (NASDAQ:SCYX) for 200,000 shares. Northern Tru has invested 0% of its portfolio in SCYNEXIS Inc (NASDAQ:SCYX). 125,000 are owned by Awm Inv Inc. Ameriprise Fincl stated it has 0% in SCYNEXIS Inc (NASDAQ:SCYX). Baker Bros Advisors Ltd Partnership reported 467,600 shares stake. Deerfield Company owns 1.05M shares for 0.14% of their portfolio. Perceptive Limited Liability holds 0.04% of its portfolio in SCYNEXIS Inc (NASDAQ:SCYX) for 171,185 shares. Millennium Mgmt Limited Liability Company holds 0% or 23,277 shares. Creative Planning owns 2,000 shares for 0% of their portfolio.

Since May 12, 2017, it had 2 insider buys, and 0 selling transactions for $67,750 activity. Shares for $25,500 were bought by Angulo Gonzalez David. Taglietti Marco also bought $42,250 worth of SCYNEXIS Inc (NASDAQ:SCYX) shares.

SCYNEXIS, Inc. is engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of anti-infectives. The company has market cap of $47.48 million. The Firm is developing its lead product candidate, SCY-078, as an oral and intravenous drug for the treatment of several fungal infections, including serious invasive fungal infections. It currently has negative earnings. SCY-078 is a structurally distinct glucan synthase inhibitor that has been shown to be effective in vitro and in vivo in animal studies against a range of Candida and Aspergillus species, including drug-resistant strains.

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