Wright Medical Group (WMGI) Given News Sentiment Rating of 0.42

Media coverage about Wright Medical Group (NASDAQ:WMGI) has been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Wright Medical Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.42 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the medical device company an impact score of 47.0961053611705 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

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

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WMGI has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. BidaskClub lowered shares of Wright Medical Group from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 21st. TheStreet lowered shares of Wright Medical Group from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 27th. Oppenheimer set a $25.00 target price on shares of Wright Medical Group and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 28th. Cantor Fitzgerald set a $30.00 target price on shares of Wright Medical Group and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, January 8th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Wright Medical Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $29.38.

WMGI opened at $19.63 on Monday. Wright Medical Group has a 1-year low of $19.04 and a 1-year high of $31.11. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.42, a quick ratio of 0.96 and a current ratio of 1.37. The company has a market capitalization of $2,078.93, a PE ratio of -89.23 and a beta of 0.66.

Wright Medical Group (NASDAQ:WMGI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th. The medical device company reported $0.10 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.04 by $0.06. Wright Medical Group had a negative net margin of 27.19% and a negative return on equity of 3.78%. The company had revenue of $217.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $215.69 million. analysts expect that Wright Medical Group will post -0.18 earnings per share for the current year.

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About Wright Medical Group

Wright Medical Group, Inc is a global specialty orthopaedic company. The Company through Wright Medical Technology, Inc (WMT) and other subsidiaries provides extremity and biologic solutions that enable clinicians to alleviate pain and restore the patients’ lifestyles. The Company operates through three segments: U.S., International and BioMimetic.

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