Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals (TTPH) Earning Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Accern Reports

News stories about Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:TTPH) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals earned a daily sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the biopharmaceutical company an impact score of 45.5283142675977 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:TTPH) traded down $0.02 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $6.24. The stock had a trading volume of 256,900 shares, compared to its average volume of 430,391. The company has a market capitalization of $321.86, a P/E ratio of -2.18 and a beta of 2.51. Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals has a 12 month low of $3.57 and a 12 month high of $9.93.

Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:TTPH) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.63) earnings per share for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.63). The company had revenue of $4.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.59 million. Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals had a negative return on equity of 88.27% and a negative net margin of 1,382.33%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 355.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted ($0.58) earnings per share. sell-side analysts expect that Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals will post -2.88 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities analysts have commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. ValuEngine downgraded Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. HC Wainwright boosted their target price on Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals from $15.00 to $17.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, November 6th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets boosted their target price on Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals from $13.00 to $24.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $15.15.

In related news, insider Jacques Dumas sold 7,167 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $6.21, for a total value of $44,507.07. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, Director L Patrick Gage acquired 3,880 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 29th. The stock was bought at an average price of $6.45 per share, with a total value of $25,026.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 38,880 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $250,776. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 5.50% of the company’s stock.

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About Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals

Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company uses its chemistry technology to create antibiotics for multidrug-resistant infections. The Company is developing its lead product candidate, eravacycline, a fully synthetic tetracycline derivative, as a spectrum intravenous (IV) and oral antibiotic for use as a first-line empiric monotherapy for the treatment of multidrug-resistant infections, including multidrug-resistant gram-negative infections.

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