News headlines about Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE:BBG) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bill Barrett Corporation earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the energy company an impact score of 45.2688964911137 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
Shares of Bill Barrett Corporation (BBG) traded up 3.50% on Friday, hitting $4.44. The stock had a trading volume of 1,295,890 shares. The stock’s market capitalization is $332.47 million. Bill Barrett Corporation has a one year low of $2.66 and a one year high of $8.24. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $4.04 and its 200-day moving average is $3.59.
Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE:BBG) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 1st. The energy company reported ($0.17) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.24) by $0.07. Bill Barrett Corporation had a negative net margin of 52.54% and a negative return on equity of 7.65%. The company had revenue of $51.07 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $53.57 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.13) EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 8.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts expect that Bill Barrett Corporation will post ($0.72) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the company. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Bill Barrett Corporation in a report on Monday, October 16th. BMO Capital Markets set a $4.00 price target on Bill Barrett Corporation and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Stifel Nicolaus set a $7.00 price target on Bill Barrett Corporation and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised Bill Barrett Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $5.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, Imperial Capital assumed coverage on Bill Barrett Corporation in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. They set an “in-line” rating and a $5.00 price target on the stock. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Bill Barrett Corporation currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $5.71.
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In other Bill Barrett Corporation news, CEO R Scot Woodall sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, October 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $4.19, for a total value of $41,900.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Insiders own 2.70% of the company’s stock.
About Bill Barrett Corporation
Bill Barrett Corporation is an independent energy company that develops, acquires and explores for oil and natural gas resources. The Company’s assets and operations are located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. It has over two areas of production: The Denver-Julesburg Basin (DJ Basin) and the Uinta Oil Program in the Uinta Basin.
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