Short % of float of Retrophin, Inc.
Short percentage of float, or short interest ratio, is calculated by taking the total amount of shares shorted and dividing it by the total amount of shares available for trade. It is an indirect metric of investor sentiment. When short percentage of float is high, above 40%, it implies company investors hope shares will decline in value. The percentage is used by both fundamental and technical traders to identify trends. The short percentage of float can also be calculated for entire exchanges to determine the sentiment of the market as a whole. If it is high of around five or greater for an exchange, this can be taken as a bearish signal, and vice versa.
Retrophin, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development, acquisition, and commercialization of therapies for the treatment of serious or rare diseases. Its marketed products include Chenodal, a synthetic oral form of chenodeoxycholic acid for the treatment of radiolucent stones in well-opacifying gallbladders; Cholbam, a cholic acid capsule to treat pediatric and adult patients with bile acid synthesis disorders due to single enzyme defects, and for adjunctive treatment of patients with peroxisomal disorders; and Thiola, a tiopronin tablet for the treatment of cystinuria. The company's product candidates consist of Sparsentan, which is in Phase III clinical trial for the treatment of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis; Fosmetpantotenate, a novel small molecule that is in Phase III clinical trial to treat pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration; Tetracosactide Zinc (RE-034), a synthetic hormone analog that is in preclinical stage; and Liquid Ursodeoxycholic Acid, a liquid formulation of ursodeoxycholic acid, which is in preclinical stage to treat primary biliary cholangitis. Retrophin, Inc. was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.
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