MYOS Co. (NASDAQ:MYOS) shot up 9% on Friday . The company traded as high as $1.44 and last traded at $1.33. 157,410 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 260% from the average session volume of 43,676 shares. The stock had previously closed at $1.22.

The company has a current ratio of 3.53, a quick ratio of 2.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04.

MYOS (NASDAQ:MYOS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 8th. The company reported ($0.13) earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.14) by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $0.15 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $0.10 million. MYOS had a negative return on equity of 86.64% and a negative net margin of 660.40%. Analysts predict that MYOS Co. will post -0.5 EPS for the current year.

In other MYOS news, Director Christopher Pechock purchased 34,247 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 27th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $1.46 per share, with a total value of $50,000.62. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 257,157 shares in the company, valued at $375,449.22. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CEO Joseph Mannello purchased 171,233 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 27th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $1.46 per share, for a total transaction of $250,000.18. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 689,210 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,006,246.60. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 47.30% of the stock is owned by insiders.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in MYOS. Pinnacle Associates Ltd. acquired a new position in MYOS during the fourth quarter worth approximately $172,000. Community Capital Management Inc. acquired a new position in MYOS during the first quarter worth approximately $57,000. Finally, Murphy Capital Management Inc. acquired a new position in MYOS during the first quarter worth approximately $32,000. 5.03% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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MYOS Company Profile (NASDAQ:MYOS)

MYOS RENS Technology Inc, a bionutrition and biotherapeutics company, focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of nutritional and therapeutic products for maintaining and enhancing the health and performance of muscle tissue. The company primarily focuses on developing the products that enhance muscle health and function essential to the management of sarcopenia, cachexia, and degenerative muscle diseases, and as an adjunct to the treatment of obesity.

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