Media stories about Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:VCEL) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vericel Corporation earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 45.7709303621463 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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

A number of research analysts have recently commented on the company. BTIG Research assumed coverage on Vericel Corporation in a report on Tuesday, June 20th. They set a “buy” rating and a $6.00 price objective on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “buy” rating and set a $7.00 price objective on shares of Vericel Corporation in a report on Thursday, August 10th.

Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:VCEL) opened at 6.00 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $3.81 and its 200-day moving average price is $3.11. Vericel Corporation has a one year low of $2.00 and a one year high of $6.30. The firm’s market cap is $196.94 million.

Vericel Corporation (NASDAQ:VCEL) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The biotechnology company reported ($0.08) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.24) by $0.16. The company had revenue of $16.95 million for the quarter. Analysts forecast that Vericel Corporation will post ($0.63) earnings per share for the current year.

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About Vericel Corporation

Vericel Corporation, formerly Aastrom Biosciences, Inc, is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the identification, development and commercialization of therapies that enable the body to repair and regenerate damaged tissues and organs to restore normal structure and function. The Company operates through the research, product development, manufacture and distribution of patient-specific, expanded cellular therapies for use in the treatment of specific diseases segment.

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