Headlines about Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE:NVO) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Novo Nordisk A/S earned a coverage optimism score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 46.7261999976875 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

Shares of Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO) traded down 0.35% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $45.18. 1,447,308 shares of the stock traded hands. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $43.03 and its 200-day moving average is $39.17. The stock has a market cap of $112.06 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.57 and a beta of 0.63. Novo Nordisk A/S has a 52 week low of $30.89 and a 52 week high of $47.98.

The company also recently declared an annual dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, August 29th. Investors of record on Monday, August 21st will be paid a $0.336 dividend. This represents a yield of 1.07%. This is a boost from Novo Nordisk A/S’s previous annual dividend of $0.33. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 18th. Novo Nordisk A/S’s dividend payout ratio is presently 36.44%.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on NVO shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Novo Nordisk A/S from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 25th. TheStreet raised shares of Novo Nordisk A/S from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Novo Nordisk A/S from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, June 15th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $53.00.

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Novo Nordisk A/S Company Profile

Novo Nordisk A/S is a global healthcare company engaged in diabetes care. The Company is also engaged in the discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing of pharmaceutical products. The Company operates through two business segments: diabetes and obesity care, and biopharmaceuticals. The Company’s diabetes and obesity care segment covers insulin, GLP-1, other protein-related products, such as glucagon, protein-related delivery systems and needles, and oral anti-diabetic drugs.

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