Media headlines about Akorn (NASDAQ:AKRX) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Akorn earned a news impact score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 45.8086702146191 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Akorn (NASDAQ AKRX) opened at $31.75 on Thursday. Akorn has a 52-week low of $19.67 and a 52-week high of $34.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92, a quick ratio of 3.17 and a current ratio of 4.16. The company has a market cap of $3,999.76, a P/E ratio of 32.07, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.65 and a beta of 1.33.
AKRX has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Akorn from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Akorn from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st. Jefferies Group set a $34.00 price target on shares of Akorn and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, October 29th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies set a $34.00 price target on shares of Akorn and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, October 22nd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and eight have issued a hold rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $29.17.
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Akorn Company Profile
Akorn Inc (Akorn), together with its subsidiaries, is a specialty generic pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets generic and branded prescription pharmaceuticals, as well as private-label over-the-counter (OTC) consumer health products and animal health pharmaceuticals. The Company operates through two segments: Prescription Pharmaceuticals and the Consumer Health.
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