aTyr Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:LIFE)’s share price traded up 6.5% during trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $3.60 and last traded at $3.11, 352,373 shares traded hands during trading. An increase of 479% from the average session volume of 60,886 shares. The stock had previously closed at $2.92.

Separately, ValuEngine raised aTyr Pharma from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 2nd.

The firm has a 50-day moving average of $3.94 and a 200 day moving average of $1.35. The company has a current ratio of 3.88, a quick ratio of 4.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24.

aTyr Pharma (NASDAQ:LIFE) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 14th. The biotechnology company reported ($1.80) EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($2.74) by $0.94. The company had revenue of $0.09 million for the quarter.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its position in aTyr Pharma by 1.9% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,779,024 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $652,000 after acquiring an additional 33,702 shares in the last quarter. Wedbush Securities Inc. lifted its position in aTyr Pharma by 158.7% during the 2nd quarter. Wedbush Securities Inc. now owns 67,270 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock worth $25,000 after acquiring an additional 41,271 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its position in shares of aTyr Pharma by 19.8% in the 2nd quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 1,845,873 shares of the biotechnology company’s stock valued at $676,000 after purchasing an additional 305,314 shares in the last quarter.

aTyr Pharma Company Profile (NASDAQ:LIFE)

aTyr Pharma, Inc, a biotherapeutics company, engages in the discovery and development of medicines based on novel immunological pathways in the United States. Its therapeutic candidate pipeline includes ATYR1923 candidate, a fusion protein comprising the immuno-modulatory domain of histidyl tRNA synthetase fused of a human antibody that is in Phase 1b/2a clinical trial for treating patients with interstitial lung diseases (ILDs), such as pulmonary sarcoidosis; and in Phase 1 clinical trial to treat chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis and connective tissue disease ILD.

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