Shares of ESSA Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ:EPIX) (TSE:EPI) saw unusually-strong trading volume on Friday . Approximately 938,247 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 512% from the previous session’s volume of 153,272 shares.The stock last traded at $0.50 and had previously closed at $0.44.

A number of analysts have commented on EPIX shares. ValuEngine lowered shares of ESSA Pharma from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 7th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of ESSA Pharma from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. Dawson James restated a “buy” rating on shares of ESSA Pharma in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, Bloom Burton restated a “buy” rating on shares of ESSA Pharma in a research note on Thursday, May 18th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $9.00.

The stock has a 50 day moving average of $0.35 and a 200-day moving average of $1.44. The stock’s market capitalization is $14.23 million.

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ESSA Pharma Company Profile

ESSA Pharma Inc, a clinical stage pharmaceutical company, focuses on the development of novel and proprietary therapies for the treatment of prostate cancer. Its product candidate is EPI-506, an oral small molecule pro-drug that is in Phase 1/2 clinical trial, which blocks the N-terminal domain of the androgen receptor.

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