AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:AGFS) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:AGFSGet Rating) saw a significant growth in short interest in the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 335,300 shares, a growth of 14.8% from the December 15th total of 292,000 shares. Currently, 1.2% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 810,500 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.4 days.

AgroFresh Solutions Stock Performance

NASDAQ AGFS opened at $2.97 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $157.54 million, a PE ratio of -3.16 and a beta of 1.06. The company has a fifty day moving average of $2.93 and a 200 day moving average of $2.19. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.39, a current ratio of 2.91 and a quick ratio of 2.41. AgroFresh Solutions has a 1 year low of $1.46 and a 1 year high of $2.98.

AgroFresh Solutions (NASDAQ:AGFSGet Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 9th. The basic materials company reported ($0.01) EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.04) by $0.03. The company had revenue of $47.76 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $54.10 million. AgroFresh Solutions had a negative return on equity of 6.49% and a negative net margin of 17.23%. Research analysts forecast that AgroFresh Solutions will post -0.98 earnings per share for the current year.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

AGFS has been the topic of several research analyst reports. StockNews.com began coverage on AgroFresh Solutions in a research report on Thursday, December 15th. They issued a “hold” rating on the stock. Roth Capital cut AgroFresh Solutions from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 10th.

Institutional Trading of AgroFresh Solutions

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. acquired a new position in AgroFresh Solutions during the first quarter worth $54,000. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. raised its holdings in shares of AgroFresh Solutions by 38.0% in the 1st quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 29,478 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $56,000 after buying an additional 8,113 shares during the period. Accurate Wealth Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of AgroFresh Solutions by 29.3% in the 4th quarter. Accurate Wealth Management LLC now owns 36,947 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $109,000 after buying an additional 8,375 shares during the period. State Street Corp raised its holdings in shares of AgroFresh Solutions by 17.6% in the 1st quarter. State Street Corp now owns 57,448 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $109,000 after buying an additional 8,584 shares during the period. Finally, Envestnet Asset Management Inc. purchased a new stake in AgroFresh Solutions during the 2nd quarter worth about $116,000.

About AgroFresh Solutions

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AgroFresh Solutions, Inc engages in the provision of food preservation and waste reduction solutions for fresh produce. Its products include SmartFreshTM, HarvistaTM, and FreshCloud. It operates through the following segments: AgroFresh Core and AgroFresh Fruit Protection. The AgroFresh Core produces preservation and waste reduction solutions for growers and packers.

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