Apricus Biosciences (APRI) Receives Media Impact Rating of 0.28

Headlines about Apricus Biosciences (NASDAQ:APRI) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Apricus Biosciences earned a news impact score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 46.3584666519113 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

APRI has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. HC Wainwright set a $5.00 target price on Apricus Biosciences and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. ValuEngine upgraded Apricus Biosciences from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Apricus Biosciences from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd.

Shares of Apricus Biosciences (NASDAQ:APRI) traded down $0.03 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $0.72. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 322,144 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,930,000. Apricus Biosciences has a 1 year low of $0.63 and a 1 year high of $3.34. The stock has a market capitalization of $11.01, a P/E ratio of -0.68 and a beta of 0.96.

Apricus Biosciences (NASDAQ:APRI) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, March 1st. The company reported ($0.16) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.15) by ($0.01). During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.03 earnings per share. sell-side analysts forecast that Apricus Biosciences will post -0.4 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About Apricus Biosciences

Apricus Biosciences, Inc is a pharmaceutical company, which develops pharmaceutical products. The Company primarily focuses on the development and commercialization of products and product candidates in the areas of urology and rheumatology. The Company’s drug delivery technology is a permeation enhancer called NexACT.

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