News headlines about NantKwest (NASDAQ:NK) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing 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 closest to one being the most favorable. NantKwest earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.6886685795026 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

NK has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. BidaskClub lowered NantKwest from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, September 22nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded NantKwest from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.50 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. set a $3.00 price target on NantKwest and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. NantKwest currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $5.13.

Shares of NantKwest (NASDAQ:NK) opened at $5.00 on Friday. NantKwest has a 12-month low of $2.71 and a 12-month high of $8.45. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01, a quick ratio of 5.47 and a current ratio of 5.47.

In related news, Director Steve Gorlin sold 103,841 shares of NantKwest stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $6.04, for a total value of $627,199.64. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 375,002 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,265,012.08. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Insiders own 70.19% of the company’s stock.

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