Marrone Bio Innovations (MBII) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Analysts

Shares of Marrone Bio Innovations (NASDAQ:MBII) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $2.18.

A number of research analysts recently commented on MBII shares. BidaskClub lowered shares of Marrone Bio Innovations from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Marrone Bio Innovations from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday. HC Wainwright set a $4.00 price target on shares of Marrone Bio Innovations and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 21st. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $1.55 price target on shares of Marrone Bio Innovations in a research note on Wednesday, March 21st. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Marrone Bio Innovations from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st.

In related news, insider Ardsley Advisory Partners purchased 6,666,667 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 5th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $0.75 per share, for a total transaction of $5,000,000.25. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 2.80% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Marrone Bio Innovations stock opened at $2.25 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $267.48, a PE ratio of -2.10 and a beta of -0.54. Marrone Bio Innovations has a fifty-two week low of $0.85 and a fifty-two week high of $3.39. The company has a current ratio of 0.87, a quick ratio of 0.42 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.23.

Marrone Bio Innovations (NASDAQ:MBII) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March 29th. The basic materials company reported ($0.24) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.26) by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $3.32 million for the quarter. research analysts expect that Marrone Bio Innovations will post -0.14 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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About Marrone Bio Innovations

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc provides bio-based pest management and plant health products primarily for agricultural and water markets in the United States and internationally. It offers herbicides; fungicides; nematicides; insecticides; algaecides for algae control; molluscicides for mussel and snail control; plant growth and stress regulators; and water treatment products for various applications, such as hydroelectric and thermoelectric power generation, industrial applications, drinking water, aquaculture, irrigation, and recreation.

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