Sanchez Energy (NYSE:SN) Receives Daily News Sentiment Rating of 0.14

Press coverage about Sanchez Energy (NYSE:SN) has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sanchez Energy earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the energy producer an impact score of 46.0037805485427 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Shares of Sanchez Energy (SN) traded down $0.34 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $5.26. 3,895,041 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,606,844. Sanchez Energy has a one year low of $3.58 and a one year high of $14.39. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -3.72, a current ratio of 0.88 and a quick ratio of 0.88.

Several research analysts have recently commented on SN shares. ValuEngine downgraded Sanchez Energy from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. J P Morgan Chase & Co assumed coverage on Sanchez Energy in a report on Friday, September 15th. They issued a “neutral” rating on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $6.00 price objective (down previously from $14.00) on shares of Sanchez Energy in a research report on Monday, September 18th. Seaport Global Securities upgraded shares of Sanchez Energy from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $4.50 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus set a $5.00 price objective on shares of Sanchez Energy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $10.44.

In other news, VP Howard J. Sr Thill, Sr. sold 16,499 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, October 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $4.27, for a total transaction of $70,450.73. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, CEO Antonio R. Sanchez III acquired 100,000 shares of Sanchez Energy stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 13th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $4.45 per share, with a total value of $445,000.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief executive officer now owns 1,494,783 shares in the company, valued at $6,651,784.35. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders bought a total of 742,000 shares of company stock valued at $3,379,220 in the last three months. 14.70% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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About Sanchez Energy

Sanchez Energy Corporation is an independent exploration and production company. The Company is focused on the acquisition and development of the United States onshore unconventional oil and natural gas resources. The Company primarily focuses on the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas. The Company also holds an undeveloped acreage position in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale (TMS) in Mississippi and Louisiana.

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