Mesoblast (MESO) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Finds

Media coverage about Mesoblast (NASDAQ:MESO) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring 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. Mesoblast earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 45.8007755865041 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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

Shares of Mesoblast stock traded up $0.22 during trading on Thursday, reaching $6.23. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 72,042 shares, compared to its average volume of 61,944. The stock has a market capitalization of $546.19, a price-to-earnings ratio of -6.42 and a beta of 1.95. Mesoblast has a fifty-two week low of $4.74 and a fifty-two week high of $12.50.

Mesoblast (NASDAQ:MESO) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 27th. The company reported ($0.10) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.19) by $0.09. The company had revenue of $13.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $0.34 million. Mesoblast had a negative net margin of 188.83% and a negative return on equity of 9.78%. equities analysts expect that Mesoblast will post -0.49 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. Maxim Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $14.00 target price on shares of Mesoblast in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Mesoblast from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $6.25 target price on the stock in a report on Saturday, January 13th. Oppenheimer set a $16.00 target price on shares of Mesoblast and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 20th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald set a $23.00 target price on shares of Mesoblast and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 21st. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Mesoblast currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $13.54.

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About Mesoblast

Mesoblast Limited develops cell-based medicines. The company has leveraged its proprietary technology platform based on mesenchymal lineage adult stem cells to establish a portfolio of late-stage product candidates. Its allogeneic cell product candidates target advanced stages of diseases with high and unmet medical needs, including cardiovascular conditions, immunologic and inflammatory conditions, orthopedic disorders, and oncology and hematology conditions.

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