Innoviva (INVA) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Shows

News articles about Innoviva (NASDAQ:INVA) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Innoviva earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the biotechnology company an impact score of 45.9556499399922 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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NASDAQ:INVA opened at $16.14 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 5.77, a quick ratio of 5.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -2.37. The company has a market capitalization of $1,643.44, a P/E ratio of 13.91 and a beta of 2.17. Innoviva has a 12 month low of $11.02 and a 12 month high of $17.99.

Innoviva (NASDAQ:INVA) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The biotechnology company reported $0.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.49 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $69.52 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $67.41 million. Innoviva had a net margin of 61.76% and a negative return on equity of 48.93%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 59.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.22 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that Innoviva will post 2.26 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on INVA shares. BidaskClub raised Innoviva from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, March 24th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Innoviva from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 20th. TheStreet raised Innoviva from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. ValuEngine raised Innoviva from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $17.00 target price on shares of Innoviva in a research report on Friday, February 9th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $14.17.

In other Innoviva news, VP George B. Abercrombie sold 8,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.51, for a total transaction of $132,080.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Eric Desparbes sold 5,378 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.52, for a total transaction of $88,844.56. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.60% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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Innoviva Company Profile

Innoviva, Inc engages in the development and commercialization of bio-pharmaceuticals. Its portfolio of respiratory products include RELVAR/BREO ELLIPTA, (fluticasone furoate/ vilanterol, FF/VI); ANORO ELLIPTA (umeclidinium bromide/ vilanterol, UMEC/VI); and TRELEGY ELLIPTA (the combination FF/UMEC/VI).

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