Media stories about Research Frontiers (NASDAQ:REFR) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Research Frontiers earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the technology company an impact score of 66 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Research Frontiers (NASDAQ REFR) traded down 1.60% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $1.23. The stock had a trading volume of 24,713 shares. The stock’s market cap is $29.57 million. Research Frontiers has a one year low of $0.98 and a one year high of $3.82. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $1.21 and its 200 day moving average is $1.53.
Research Frontiers (NASDAQ:REFR) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, May 4th. The technology company reported ($0.04) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.05) by $0.01. The company had revenue of $0.39 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $0.41 million. Research Frontiers had a negative net margin of 329.10% and a negative return on equity of 73.50%. Equities research analysts expect that Research Frontiers will post ($0.13) EPS for the current year.
Several research analysts have weighed in on REFR shares. Westpark Capital cut their price target on Research Frontiers from $6.00 to $4.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, March 14th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Research Frontiers from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, March 17th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Research Frontiers from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, June 10th.
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About Research Frontiers
Research Frontiers Incorporated (Research Frontiers) is engaged in the development and marketing of technology and devices to control the flow of light. The Company develops and licenses its patented suspended particle device (SPD-Smart) light-control technology to other companies that manufacture and market either the SPD-Smart chemical emulsion, light-control film made from the chemical emulsion, lamination services, electronics to power end-products incorporating the film, or the end-products themselves, such as smart windows, skylights and sunroofs.
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