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Moleculin Biotech, Inc. (MBRX) Stock Sinks As Market Gains: What You Should Know

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Moleculin Biotech, Inc. (MBRX) closed at $0.96 in the latest trading session, marking a -0.38% move from the prior day. This move lagged the S&P 500's daily gain of 0.5%. Elsewhere, the Dow lost 0.3%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq added 0.95%.

Coming into today, shares of the company had lost 15.11% in the past month. In that same time, the Medical sector lost 1.24%, while the S&P 500 gained 1.89%.

MBRX will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release. In that report, analysts expect MBRX to post earnings of -$0.09 per share. This would mark no growth from the year-ago period.

Any recent changes to analyst estimates for MBRX should also be noted by investors. These revisions typically reflect the latest short-term business trends, which can change frequently. With this in mind, we can consider positive estimate revisions a sign of optimism about the company's business outlook.

Research indicates that these estimate revisions are directly correlated with near-term share price momentum. To benefit from this, we have developed the Zacks Rank, a proprietary model which takes these estimate changes into account and provides an actionable rating system.

The Zacks Rank system ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell). It has a remarkable, outside-audited track record of success, with #1 stocks delivering an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Over the past month, the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate has moved 14.47% higher. MBRX is holding a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy) right now.

The Medical - Biomedical and Genetics industry is part of the Medical sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 54, which puts it in the top 22% of all 250+ industries.

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