Aerie Pharmaceuticals (AERI) Earns Coverage Optimism Score of 0.08

News headlines about Aerie Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AERI) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Aerie Pharmaceuticals earned a coverage optimism score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 45.7046653803178 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Aerie Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ AERI) traded down $0.05 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $53.50. 12,112 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 377,256. Aerie Pharmaceuticals has a twelve month low of $38.14 and a twelve month high of $66.60. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,088.23, a PE ratio of -16.00 and a beta of 0.87. The company has a current ratio of 15.24, a quick ratio of 15.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.78.

Aerie Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AERI) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The company reported ($0.89) EPS for the quarter. sell-side analysts predict that Aerie Pharmaceuticals will post -3.97 earnings per share for the current year.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on AERI. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Aerie Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Mizuho restated a “buy” rating and set a $70.00 price objective on shares of Aerie Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Guggenheim initiated coverage on shares of Aerie Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. They set a “buy” rating and a $80.00 price objective on the stock. Canaccord Genuity restated a “positive” rating and set a $73.00 price objective (up previously from $65.00) on shares of Aerie Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Finally, Seaport Global Securities initiated coverage on shares of Aerie Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Friday, January 26th. They set a “buy” rating and a $78.00 price objective on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Aerie Pharmaceuticals presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $73.27.

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About Aerie Pharmaceuticals

Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of therapies for the treatment of patients with glaucoma and other diseases of the eye. The Company’s product candidates include Rhopressa (netarsudil ophthalmic solution) 0.02% (Rhopressa), and Roclatan (netarsudil/latanoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.02%/0.005% (Roclatan).

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