News stories about Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:TTPH) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the biopharmaceutical company an impact score of 45.0323035269308 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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Shares of Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals (TTPH) opened at $5.98 on Tuesday. Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals has a 1 year low of $3.57 and a 1 year high of $9.93.

Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:TTPH) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.63) EPS for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.63). The company had revenue of $4.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.59 million. Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals had a negative net margin of 1,382.33% and a negative return on equity of 88.27%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 355.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.58) earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals will post -2.88 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts have commented on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 22nd. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. Needham & Company LLC reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals in a research report on Sunday, September 17th. Finally, HC Wainwright boosted their target price on shares of Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals from $15.00 to $17.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, November 6th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $15.15.

In related news, insider Jacques Dumas sold 8,750 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $6.03, for a total transaction of $52,762.50. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 8,750 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $52,762.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director L Patrick Gage acquired 3,880 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 29th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $6.45 per share, with a total value of $25,026.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 38,880 shares in the company, valued at approximately $250,776. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 5.50% of the company’s stock.

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Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Company Profile

Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company uses its chemistry technology to create antibiotics for multidrug-resistant infections. The Company is developing its lead product candidate, eravacycline, a fully synthetic tetracycline derivative, as a spectrum intravenous (IV) and oral antibiotic for use as a first-line empiric monotherapy for the treatment of multidrug-resistant infections, including multidrug-resistant gram-negative infections.

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