Media stories about Cytori Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CYTX) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Cytori Therapeutics earned a news impact score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.0636647584952 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

CYTX has been the topic of several research reports. Maxim Group set a $5.00 price target on Cytori Therapeutics and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. B. Riley restated a “hold” rating on shares of Cytori Therapeutics in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Cytori Therapeutics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Cytori Therapeutics from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd.

Cytori Therapeutics (CYTX) remained flat at $$0.31 during mid-day trading on Wednesday. 455,400 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,310,212. Cytori Therapeutics has a 12 month low of $0.22 and a 12 month high of $2.13. The company has a market capitalization of $10.89, a P/E ratio of -0.34 and a beta of 3.11.

In other news, major shareholder Ag Postfinance sold 236,155 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $0.34, for a total value of $80,292.70. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 5,311,451 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,805,893.34. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Bank Sa Swissquote sold 100,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $0.38, for a total value of $38,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 5,496,655 shares in the company, valued at $2,088,728.90. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 408,785 shares of company stock worth $142,987. Corporate insiders own 1.90% of the company’s stock.

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About Cytori Therapeutics

Cytori Therapeutics, Inc (Cytori) is a biotechnology company engaged in the development of treatments and devices for a range of disorders using cells as a key part of the therapy. The Company develops cellular therapeutics formulated and optimized for specific diseases and medical conditions and related products.

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