Media headlines about Bellatrix Exploration (NYSE:BXE) (TSE:BXE) have been trending somewhat negative this week, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bellatrix Exploration earned a coverage optimism score of -0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 45.6332247059993 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Bellatrix Exploration (NYSE BXE) traded down $0.04 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $1.51. The stock had a trading volume of 411,067 shares, compared to its average volume of 168,873. The company has a market capitalization of $74.56, a price-to-earnings ratio of -1.78 and a beta of 1.47. The company has a current ratio of 0.59, a quick ratio of 0.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45. Bellatrix Exploration has a 52 week low of $1.44 and a 52 week high of $4.95.
A number of brokerages have commented on BXE. Scotiabank reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $5.00 target price on shares of Bellatrix Exploration in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Raymond James Financial lowered Bellatrix Exploration from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Thursday, December 14th. UBS Group lowered Bellatrix Exploration from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Thursday, December 14th. Northland Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $4.50 target price on shares of Bellatrix Exploration in a report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Bellatrix Exploration from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $3.92.
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Bellatrix Exploration Company Profile
Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. is an oil and gas exploration company engaged in the exploration for, and the acquisition, development and production of oil and natural gas reserves in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. The Company’s properties include Ferrier, Willesden Green, Greater Pembina, Strachan and Harmattan.
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