Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Petroquest Energy (PQ) Stock Price

News coverage about Petroquest Energy (NYSE:PQ) has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Petroquest Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the energy company an impact score of 46.4749628351608 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Shares of Petroquest Energy (PQ) traded up $0.01 on Thursday, reaching $1.92. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 97,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 109,200. Petroquest Energy has a 12 month low of $1.50 and a 12 month high of $4.75. The stock has a market cap of $40.63, a price-to-earnings ratio of -1.92 and a beta of 1.92. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.20, a current ratio of 0.59 and a quick ratio of 0.59.

Petroquest Energy (NYSE:PQ) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The energy company reported ($0.15) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.17) by $0.02. The business had revenue of $28.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $26.99 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted ($1.31) EPS. Petroquest Energy’s revenue for the quarter was up 64.9% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts predict that Petroquest Energy will post -0.6 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Petroquest Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Roth Capital set a $5.00 price target on Petroquest Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. Petroquest Energy currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $3.17.

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Petroquest Energy Company Profile

PetroQuest Energy, Inc is an oil and gas company. The Company is engaged in exploratory, development and acquisition activities. The Company has approximately 30 gross exploratory wells and over 30 gross development wells. The Company has reserves in various areas, including East Texas, Gulf Coast Basin and Oklahoma Woodford.

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