Nanophase Technologies Co. (OTCMKTS:NANX) Short Interest Up 37.0% in April

Nanophase Technologies Co. (OTCMKTS:NANX – Get Rating) benefited from a sharp increase in short-term interest in April. As of April 15, there was short interest totaling 3,700 shares, an increase of 37.0% from the March 31 total of 2,700 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 25,000 shares, the day-to-cover ratio is currently 0.1 day.

Shares of NANX traded down $0.15 in midday trading on Monday, hitting $2.75. 14,100 shares of the company were traded, against an average volume of 37,894. Nanophase Technologies has a 52-week low of $1.26 and a 52-week high of $4.45. The stock’s 50-day simple moving average is $3.22 and its 200-day simple moving average is $3.54. The company has a market capitalization of $134.57 million, a price-earnings ratio of 91.67 and a beta of 1.26. The company has a quick ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 1.33 and a debt ratio of 0.13.

Nanophase Technologies (OTCMKTS:NANX – Get Rating) last announced its results on Thursday, March 31. The industrial products company reported ($0.01) EPS for the quarter. Nanophase Technologies had a return on equity of 21.39% and a net margin of 4.64%. The company had revenue of $7.37 million for the quarter.

Nanophase Technologies Company Profile (Get a rating)

Nanophase Technologies Corporation provides engineering materials, formulation development, and commercial manufacturing with an integrated family of technologies in the United States. It offers surface zinc oxide and titanium dioxide for sunscreens and personal care products; fully formulated cosmetics, sun care and skin care under the Solésence brand; and advanced materials products, such as architectural coatings, industrial coatings, abrasion resistant additives, plastic additives, medical diagnostics and various surface finishing technology applications.

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