News stories about Flexion Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FLXN) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Flexion Therapeutics earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the specialty pharmaceutical company an impact score of 46.8924579548993 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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

Flexion Therapeutics (NASDAQ FLXN) opened at $24.82 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.87, a quick ratio of 12.93 and a current ratio of 12.93. Flexion Therapeutics has a 1 year low of $16.51 and a 1 year high of $32.25.

FLXN has been the topic of a number of research reports. Needham & Company LLC boosted their target price on shares of Flexion Therapeutics from $36.00 to $42.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 9th. Wells Fargo & Company set a $39.00 target price on shares of Flexion Therapeutics and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 6th. Northland Securities reissued a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 target price on shares of Flexion Therapeutics in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Royal Bank of Canada set a $44.00 target price on shares of Flexion Therapeutics and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, September 11th. Finally, Laidlaw reissued a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 target price (up from $35.00) on shares of Flexion Therapeutics in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $98.33.

In other news, insider Michael D. Clayman bought 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 8th. The stock was bought at an average price of $23.60 per share, for a total transaction of $118,000.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the insider now directly owns 35,395 shares in the company, valued at approximately $835,322. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Neil Bodick bought 2,700 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was purchased at an average price of $24.49 per share, with a total value of $66,123.00. Following the acquisition, the insider now owns 64,605 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,582,176.45. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Corporate insiders own 15.98% of the company’s stock.

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Flexion Therapeutics Company Profile

Flexion Therapeutics, Inc is a United States-based specialty pharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of local therapies for the treatment of patients with musculoskeletal conditions, beginning with osteoarthritis (OA), a type of degenerative arthritis. The Company’s lead product candidate, Zilretta, is a late-stage, injectable, extended-release, intra-articular (IA) investigational steroid.

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