Lion Co. (OTCMKTS:LIOPF) Short Interest Update

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Lion Co. (OTCMKTS:LIOPF) saw a large increase in short interest during the month of September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totalling 266,600 shares, an increase of 36.4% from the September 15th total of 195,500 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 0 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently ∞ days.

Lion stock remained flat at $$23.20 during midday trading on Friday. Lion has a 1 year low of $23.20 and a 1 year high of $23.20. The company has a current ratio of 1.69, a quick ratio of 1.31 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.03. The firm has a market capitalization of $6.74 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.17 and a beta of -0.07.

Lion (OTCMKTS:LIOPF) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 5th. The company reported $0.16 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.18 by ($0.02). Lion had a return on equity of 13.67% and a net margin of 8.72%. The business had revenue of $804.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $800.46 million. Analysts predict that Lion will post 0.92 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Lion from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday.

Lion Company Profile

Lion Corporation manufactures and sells consumer and industrial products in Japan and internationally. It operates through three segments: Consumer Products Business, Industrial Products Business, and Overseas Business. The company offers oral care products, including tooth pastes, toothbrushes, mouthwashes and breath fresheners, and interdental and denture products; and beauty care products, such as shampoos, conditioners and treatments, hair-nourishment treatments, men's hair and body care products, beauty soaps, liquid hand soaps and others, body washes, in-bath skincare series, and antiperspirants and deodorants.

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