Media headlines about Cempra (NASDAQ:MLNT) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cempra earned a coverage optimism score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.5774497055094 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of Cempra (MLNT) opened at $12.35 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.03, a quick ratio of 11.49 and a current ratio of 11.49. Cempra has a 52 week low of $10.25 and a 52 week high of $41.00.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on MLNT. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Cempra in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Cempra from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Robert W. Baird raised shares of Cempra from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $2.00 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. ValuEngine raised shares of Cempra from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, Roth Capital lowered shares of Cempra from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and decreased their target price for the company from $8.00 to $4.00 in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $6.05.

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Cempra Company Profile

Melinta Therapeutics, Inc, formerly Cempra, Inc, is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company. The Company focuses on developing differentiated antibiotics for the acute care and community settings to meet medical needs in the treatment of bacterial infectious diseases. Its product, solithromycin (CEM-101), which is a macrolide and fluoroketolide, is being developed in oral capsules, intravenous (IV) and suspension formulations for the treatment of community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP).

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