Headlines about Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:TTPH) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the biopharmaceutical company an impact score of 44.9871544869114 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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

Shares of Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals (TTPH) traded down $0.08 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $2.12. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,909,900 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,467,164. The stock has a market cap of $113.51, a price-to-earnings ratio of -0.74 and a beta of 2.29. Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals has a 12 month low of $2.10 and a 12 month high of $9.93.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on TTPH shares. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a $8.00 target price on shares of Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Wednesday. HC Wainwright increased their target price on Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals from $15.00 to $17.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, November 6th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 6th. BidaskClub lowered Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $10.39.

In other news, Director L Patrick Gage acquired 3,880 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 29th. The shares were bought at an average price of $6.45 per share, for a total transaction of $25,026.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 38,880 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $250,776. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, insider Jacques Dumas sold 8,750 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $6.22, for a total value of $54,425.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 8,750 shares in the company, valued at approximately $54,425. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 5.50% of the company’s stock.

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About Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals

Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company uses its chemistry technology to create antibiotics for multidrug-resistant infections. The Company is developing its lead product candidate, eravacycline, a fully synthetic tetracycline derivative, as a spectrum intravenous (IV) and oral antibiotic for use as a first-line empiric monotherapy for the treatment of multidrug-resistant infections, including multidrug-resistant gram-negative infections.

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