Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect MOTIF BIO PLC/S (MTFB) Stock Price

Media headlines about MOTIF BIO PLC/S (NASDAQ:MTFB) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. MOTIF BIO PLC/S earned a news impact score of 0.33 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 44.7023256390076 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Shares of NASDAQ:MTFB traded down $0.04 during trading on Friday, reaching $8.10. The stock had a trading volume of 2,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 614. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.58, a current ratio of 0.96 and a quick ratio of 0.96. The firm has a market capitalization of $120.73 million, a PE ratio of -42.63 and a beta of -0.05. MOTIF BIO PLC/S has a 1-year low of $6.84 and a 1-year high of $13.75.

Several brokerages have commented on MTFB. HC Wainwright reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $32.00 price objective on shares of MOTIF BIO PLC/S in a report on Thursday, April 19th. ValuEngine raised MOTIF BIO PLC/S from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, Northland Securities began coverage on MOTIF BIO PLC/S in a report on Monday, April 16th. They issued an “outperform” rating on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. MOTIF BIO PLC/S currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $19.50.

MOTIF BIO PLC/S Company Profile

Motif Bio plc, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, develops and commercializes pharmaceutical formulations in the United States. The company develops novel antibiotics for the treatment of serious and life-threatening infections caused by multi-drug resistant bacteria. Its lead product candidate is iclaprim, a novel antibiotic that is in Phase III clinical trials to treat bacterial infections, such as acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections, and hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia caused by methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, as well as to treat lung infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus in patients with cystic fibrosis.

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