Ardelyx (ARDX) Given Media Impact Rating of 0.32

Media headlines about Ardelyx (NASDAQ:ARDX) have trended positive on Monday, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ardelyx earned a media sentiment score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the biopharmaceutical company an impact score of 47.0264424961105 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Ardelyx stock traded down $0.10 on Monday, reaching $5.35. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 23,584 shares, compared to its average volume of 290,586. The firm has a market cap of $259.44, a price-to-earnings ratio of -4.01 and a beta of 0.76. Ardelyx has a 12-month low of $4.05 and a 12-month high of $15.40.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on ARDX. Wedbush reissued an “outperform” rating on shares of Ardelyx in a research note on Thursday. Cantor Fitzgerald set a $12.00 price objective on Ardelyx and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday. BidaskClub raised Ardelyx from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Ardelyx from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $12.93.

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About Ardelyx

Ardelyx, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company’s therapeutics focuses on addressing cardiorenal and gastrointestinal (GI) diseases. It operates through the research, development and commercialization of biopharmaceutical products segment. The Company’s products line includes cardiorenal portfolio and gastrointestinal portfolio.

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