Media headlines about Sientra (NASDAQ:SIEN) have trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sientra earned a media sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the medical instruments supplier an impact score of 47.9274147608834 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on SIEN. BidaskClub raised Sientra from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 15th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Sientra from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. ValuEngine upgraded Sientra from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating and issued a $19.00 price target on shares of Sientra in a research note on Friday, January 5th. Finally, Lake Street Capital lowered Sientra from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and cut their price target for the company from $15.00 to $11.00 in a research note on Wednesday, February 21st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $13.75.

Sientra (SIEN) traded down $0.34 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $9.69. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 243,710 shares, compared to its average volume of 331,206. Sientra has a 52 week low of $7.20 and a 52 week high of $16.68. The company has a current ratio of 2.87, a quick ratio of 1.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57. The stock has a market cap of $201.39, a price-to-earnings ratio of -3.42 and a beta of -1.10.

Sientra (NASDAQ:SIEN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, March 13th. The medical instruments supplier reported ($0.92) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.71) by ($0.21). Sientra had a negative return on equity of 68.82% and a negative net margin of 169.77%. The firm had revenue of $11.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $11.90 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted ($0.43) earnings per share. Sientra’s quarterly revenue was up 70.8% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that Sientra will post -3.24 earnings per share for the current year.

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About Sientra

Sientra, Inc is a medical aesthetics company. The Company’s primary products are silicone gel breast implants for use in breast augmentation and breast reconstruction procedures, which it offers in over 190 variations of shapes, sizes and textures. The Company sells its breast implants and breast tissue expanders, or breast products to plastic surgeons.

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