News articles about Biocept (NASDAQ:BIOC) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog 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. Biocept earned a news sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the medical research company an impact score of 45.4690162319786 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.

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

Biocept (NASDAQ BIOC) traded down $0.02 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $0.68. The stock had a trading volume of 150,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,278,121. Biocept has a 12 month low of $0.60 and a 12 month high of $3.39. The company has a quick ratio of 1.27, a current ratio of 1.41 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24.

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on BIOC shares. Chardan Capital reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $1.50 price target (down from $2.50) on shares of Biocept in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Zacks Investment Research raised Biocept from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 13th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Biocept from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, October 16th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $2.25.

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Biocept Company Profile

Biocept, Inc is an early commercial-stage molecular oncology diagnostics company. The Company develops and commercializes circulating tumor cell (CTC) and circulating tumor deoxyribonucleic acid (ctDNA), assays utilizing a standard blood sample, or liquid biopsy. The Company’s Target-Selector offering is based on an internally developed, microfluidics-based CTC capture and analysis platform, with enabling features that change how CTC testing can be used by clinicians by providing biomarker detection and monitoring requiring only a standard blood sample.

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