Arsanis Inc (NASDAQ:ASNS)’s share price hit a new 52-week low during trading on Monday after the company announced weaker than expected quarterly earnings. The company traded as low as $1.22 and last traded at $1.27, with a volume of 5150 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $1.37.

The company reported ($0.76) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.74) by ($0.02).

A number of analysts have issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Arsanis from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 1st. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Arsanis from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 15th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reduced their target price on shares of Arsanis to $2.50 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, August 13th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $14.88.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Granahan Investment Management Inc. MA acquired a new stake in Arsanis in the second quarter valued at approximately $365,000. Northern Trust Corp acquired a new stake in Arsanis in the first quarter valued at approximately $735,000. BlackRock Inc. acquired a new stake in Arsanis in the first quarter valued at approximately $4,029,000. Alambic Investment Management L.P. lifted its stake in Arsanis by 1,004.6% in the third quarter. Alambic Investment Management L.P. now owns 133,661 shares of the company’s stock valued at $217,000 after acquiring an additional 121,561 shares during the last quarter. Finally, California State Teachers Retirement System acquired a new stake in Arsanis in the first quarter valued at approximately $162,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 69.10% of the company’s stock.

The company has a current ratio of 5.54, a quick ratio of 5.54 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20. The company has a market cap of $19.61 million and a PE ratio of -0.08.

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Arsanis Company Profile (NASDAQ:ASNS)

Arsanis, Inc, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on applying monoclonal antibody (mAb) immunotherapies to address infectious diseases. Its lead product candidate is ASN100, a mAb therapeutic in Phase II clinical development for the prevention of staphylococcus aureus pneumonia in mechanically ventilated patients.

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