Media headlines about GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- (NASDAQ:GWPH) have been trending positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of news 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 -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- earned a news sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the biopharmaceutical company an impact score of 45.0786438232113 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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

Several equities analysts have weighed in on GWPH shares. ValuEngine raised GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Leerink Swann reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $153.00 price target (down previously from $160.00) on shares of GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Cowen reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $165.00 price target on shares of GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued an “overweight” rating and set a $208.00 price target on shares of GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $124.00 price target on shares of GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- in a report on Friday, October 6th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $148.78.

Shares of GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- (GWPH) traded up $1.52 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $134.23. The company had a trading volume of 286,660 shares, compared to its average volume of 333,020. GW Pharmaceuticals PLC- has a twelve month low of $92.65 and a twelve month high of $136.95. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02, a quick ratio of 7.47 and a current ratio of 7.59.

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About GW Pharmaceuticals PLC-

GW Pharmaceuticals plc is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing therapeutics from its cannabinoid product platform in a range of disease areas. The Company’s lead cannabinoid product candidate is Epidiolex, which is a liquid formulation of pure plant-derived cannabidiol (CBD).

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