Dufry AG (OTCMKTS:DUFRY) saw a significant increase in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 56,200 shares, an increase of 388.7% from the December 15th total of 11,500 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 91,100 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.6 days.
A number of equities research analysts have commented on DUFRY shares. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Dufry from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 1st. Main First Bank upgraded shares of Dufry from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 7th. UBS Group restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Dufry in a report on Monday, November 2nd. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada started coverage on shares of Dufry in a report on Tuesday, November 17th. They issued an “underperform” rating for the company. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have given a hold rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold”.
Dufry stock opened at $5.79 on Thursday. Dufry has a 1-year low of $2.10 and a 1-year high of $9.64. The firm has a market capitalization of $4.64 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -96.40 and a beta of 1.77. The firm’s fifty day moving average price is $5.98 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $4.09. The company has a current ratio of 0.94, a quick ratio of 0.51 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.07.
Dufry AG operates as a travel retailer worldwide. The company operates various store concepts, including general travel retail shops under the Dufry, World Duty Free, Nuance, Hellenic Duty Free, Colombian Emeralds, Duty Free Uruguay, Hudson, Duty Free Shop Argentina, RegStaer, and Paradise Anecdote brands; Dufry shopping stores; brand boutiques; convenience stores primarily under the Hudson brand; and specialized shops and theme stores.
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