Aurinia Pharmaceuticals (AUPH) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Finds

Media headlines about Aurinia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AUPH) (TSE:AUP) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Aurinia Pharmaceuticals earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the biotechnology company an impact score of 45.1298644994913 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AUPH) opened at $5.21 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $437.50, a PE ratio of -4.31 and a beta of 2.34. Aurinia Pharmaceuticals has a twelve month low of $2.12 and a twelve month high of $10.54.

Aurinia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AUPH) (TSE:AUP) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, November 14th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.16) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.14) by ($0.02). The company had revenue of $0.03 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $0.03 million. Aurinia Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 25.56% and a negative net margin of 18,089.02%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up .0% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts predict that Aurinia Pharmaceuticals will post -1.05 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on AUPH. Leerink Swann lifted their price objective on shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals from $10.00 to $14.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. HC Wainwright reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $12.00 price objective on shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. ValuEngine raised shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. Canaccord Genuity set a $11.00 price objective on shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, November 17th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, November 17th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $10.79.

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About Aurinia Pharmaceuticals

Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc is a Canada-based clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company operating in the field of nephrology and autoimmunity. The Company’s primary business is the development of a therapeutic drug to treat autoimmune diseases, in particular lupus nephritis (LN). It is focused on the development of its lead compound voclosporin, a therapeutic immunomodulating drug candidate, which is a second-generation calcineurin inhibitors (CNI) to treat patients afflicted with LN.

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