News coverage about STAAR Surgical (NASDAQ:STAA) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. STAAR Surgical earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the medical instruments supplier an impact score of 45.9672094965263 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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

A number of research analysts have issued reports on STAA shares. TheStreet upgraded STAAR Surgical from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 15th. Benchmark Co. boosted their price target on STAAR Surgical from $13.00 to $15.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price target on shares of STAAR Surgical in a research report on Sunday, October 8th. Zacks Investment Research lowered STAAR Surgical from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded STAAR Surgical from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 19th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $17.67.

Shares of STAAR Surgical (STAA) opened at $16.55 on Thursday. STAAR Surgical has a 12 month low of $8.95 and a 12 month high of $16.75. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02, a quick ratio of 1.72 and a current ratio of 2.24.

In other news, VP Keith Holliday sold 6,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.65, for a total value of $99,900.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 45,969 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $765,383.85. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 5.60% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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About STAAR Surgical

STAAR Surgical Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells implantable lenses for the eye and delivery systems used to deliver the lenses into the eye. It operates in the ophthalmic surgical market segment. Its principal products are intraocular lenses used in cataract surgery and implantable collamer lenses used in refractive surgery.

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