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Hepion Pharmaceuticals (HEPA) Jumps: Stock Rises 9%

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Hepion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (HEPA - Free Report) was a big mover last session, as the company saw its shares rise 9% on the day. The move came on solid volume too with far more shares changing hands than in a normal session. This reverses the recent trend for the company—as the stock is now down 38.9% in the past one-month time frame.

This move came after the company announced that it has completed human trials of the 75 mg CRV431 for the treatment of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis ("NASH") and liver disease. Also, the 225 mg CRV431 dose has been given to the first NASH patient.

The company has seen one positive estimate revision in the past few weeks, while its Zacks Consensus Estimate for the current quarter has also moved higher over the past few weeks, suggesting that more solid trading could be ahead for Hepion Pharmaceuticals. So make sure to keep an eye on this stock going forward to see if this recent jump can turn into more strength down the road.

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Hepion Pharmaceuticals currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) while its Earnings ESP is positive/negative/0.00%.  

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