Biocept (BIOC) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Shows

Media stories about Biocept (NASDAQ:BIOC) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Biocept earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the medical research company an impact score of 45.9225252080655 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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

Several brokerages have issued reports on BIOC. Chardan Capital reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $1.50 price target (down previously from $2.50) on shares of Biocept in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Biocept from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 16th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Biocept from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Biocept has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $2.25.

Shares of Biocept (NASDAQ:BIOC) traded down $0.01 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $0.74. 729,605 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,286,395. Biocept has a 52 week low of $0.60 and a 52 week high of $3.39. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24, a quick ratio of 1.27 and a current ratio of 1.41.

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About Biocept

Biocept, Inc is an early commercial-stage molecular oncology diagnostics company. The Company develops and commercializes circulating tumor cell (CTC) and circulating tumor deoxyribonucleic acid (ctDNA), assays utilizing a standard blood sample, or liquid biopsy. The Company’s Target-Selector offering is based on an internally developed, microfluidics-based CTC capture and analysis platform, with enabling features that change how CTC testing can be used by clinicians by providing biomarker detection and monitoring requiring only a standard blood sample.

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