Lipocine (LPCN) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Finds

Media coverage about Lipocine (NASDAQ:LPCN) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Lipocine earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the specialty pharmaceutical company an impact score of 45.6436319944091 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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

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Shares of Lipocine (LPCN) traded up $0.01 on Tuesday, hitting $1.49. 182,479 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 840,549. The firm has a market cap of $32.32, a PE ratio of -1.43 and a beta of 0.35. Lipocine has a 12 month low of $1.15 and a 12 month high of $5.33.

Lipocine (NASDAQ:LPCN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, March 12th. The specialty pharmaceutical company reported ($0.25) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.21) by ($0.04). sell-side analysts forecast that Lipocine will post -0.86 earnings per share for the current year.

LPCN has been the topic of several research analyst reports. HC Wainwright reissued a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 target price on shares of Lipocine in a research note on Friday, December 8th. Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $2.00 price objective (down previously from $11.00) on shares of Lipocine in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Finally, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $11.00 price objective on shares of Lipocine in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. Lipocine presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $13.50.

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About Lipocine

Lipocine Inc is a specialty pharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on applying its oral drug delivery technology for the development of pharmaceutical products in the area of men’s and women’s health. Its primary development programs are based on oral delivery solutions for bioavailable drugs.

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