Dicerna Pharmaceuticals (DRNA) Earning Positive Press Coverage, Report Shows

News headlines about Dicerna Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:DRNA) have trended positive recently, Alpha One Sentiment Analysis reports. Alpha One, a service of Accern, ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Dicerna Pharmaceuticals earned a media sentiment score of 0.31 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned headlines about the biopharmaceutical company an impact score of 59 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected AlphaOne’s scoring:

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Dicerna Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday. HC Wainwright lowered their target price on Dicerna Pharmaceuticals from $8.00 to $5.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, April 10th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $7.00 target price (down from $8.00) on shares of Dicerna Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Sunday, April 2nd. Finally, Leerink Swann reiterated a “mkt perform” rating on shares of Dicerna Pharmaceuticals in a research note on Wednesday, February 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $5.88.

Dicerna Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:DRNA) traded down 1.29% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $3.06. The stock had a trading volume of 234,937 shares. The firm’s market cap is $63.63 million. Dicerna Pharmaceuticals has a 52 week low of $2.42 and a 52 week high of $6.10. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $2.99 and a 200 day moving average of $3.19.

Dicerna Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:DRNA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March 30th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.68) EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.73) by $0.05. The company earned $0.13 million during the quarter. Equities research analysts predict that Dicerna Pharmaceuticals will post ($2.78) EPS for the current year.

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About Dicerna Pharmaceuticals

Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a ribonucleic acid (RNA) interference-based biopharmaceutical company. The Company operates in the segment of discovery, research and development of treatments based on its RNA interference (RNAi) technology platform. The Company is focused on the discovery and development of treatments for rare inherited diseases involving the liver and for cancers that are genetically defined.

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