Media headlines about NantKwest (NASDAQ:NK) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. NantKwest earned a news impact score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the biotechnology company an impact score of 45.4409813031874 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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

NantKwest (NK) traded up 3.62% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $5.87. The company had a trading volume of 225,395 shares. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $6.84 and its 200 day moving average is $4.88. NantKwest has a one year low of $2.71 and a one year high of $9.60. The company’s market capitalization is $466.31 million.

NK has been the topic of several analyst reports. Jefferies Group LLC set a $4.00 price objective on NantKwest and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, May 8th. Citigroup Inc. lowered NantKwest from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $3.00 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Monday, May 15th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded NantKwest from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.50 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, May 16th. ValuEngine upgraded NantKwest from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 14th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered NantKwest from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. NantKwest has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $10.79.

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In other NantKwest news, Director Steve Gorlin sold 40,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $7.78, for a total transaction of $311,200.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 409,725 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,187,660.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Company insiders own 70.19% of the company’s stock.

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