Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Tocagen (TOCA) Share Price

Press coverage about Tocagen (NASDAQ:TOCA) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring 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. Tocagen earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.1124877549417 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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

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Shares of TOCA traded up $0.55 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $10.77. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 70,863 shares, compared to its average volume of 127,024. The company has a market capitalization of $204.09 and a price-to-earnings ratio of -4.08. Tocagen has a 1-year low of $8.60 and a 1-year high of $17.95. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.05, a current ratio of 5.23 and a quick ratio of 5.23.

Tocagen (NASDAQ:TOCA) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, March 8th. The company reported ($0.55) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.53) by ($0.02). The business had revenue of $0.01 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $0.01 million. Tocagen had a negative net margin of 94,948.78% and a negative return on equity of 145.76%. equities research analysts expect that Tocagen will post -2.3 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research firms have issued reports on TOCA. BidaskClub upgraded Tocagen from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Tocagen from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, March 14th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Tocagen from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $21.50.

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About Tocagen

Tocagen Inc, a clinical-stage cancer-selective gene therapy company, focuses on developing and commercializing product candidates designed to activate a patient's immune system against their cancer. Its cancer-selective gene therapy platform is built on retroviral replicating vectors (RRVs), which are designed to deliver therapeutic genes into the DNA of cancer cells.

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