Latest Stocks: Grifols SA, Barcelona (GRFS) Receiving Somewhat Negative Media Coverage, AlphaOne Reports

Latest Stocks: Grifols SA, Barcelona (GRFS) Receiving Somewhat Negative Media Coverage, AlphaOne Reports

Media headlines about Grifols SA, Barcelona (NASDAQ:GRFS) have been trending somewhat negative recently, AlphaOne reports. The research firm, a unit of Accern, identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Grifols SA, Barcelona earned a news impact score of -0.10 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave news articles about the biotechnology company an impact score of 12 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Grifols SA, Barcelona (GRFS) opened at 21.47 on Tuesday. Grifols SA, Barcelona has a 12-month low of $14.27 and a 12-month high of $22.25. The stock has a market capitalization of $28.77 billion, a PE ratio of 47.19 and a beta of 1.12. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $21.11 and its 200-day moving average price is $18.03.

The firm also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 8th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.122 per share. This represents a yield of 1.54%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 30th. Several research analysts have recently weighed in on GRFS shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Grifols SA, Barcelona from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, May 5th. Bank of America Corp initiated coverage on Grifols SA, Barcelona in a research note on Thursday, April 6th. They set a “buy” rating for the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised Grifols SA, Barcelona from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 30th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc downgraded Grifols SA, Barcelona from a “conviction-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, February 27th. Finally, HSBC Holdings plc downgraded Grifols SA, Barcelona from a “hold” rating to a “reduce” rating in a research note on Friday, April 7th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. Grifols SA, Barcelona currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $19.00.

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