Petroquest Energy (NYSE:PQ) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Shows

Press coverage about Petroquest Energy (NYSE:PQ) has been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Petroquest Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the energy company an impact score of 46.5417148187697 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

PQ has been the subject of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Petroquest Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Roth Capital set a $5.00 price target on shares of Petroquest Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Petroquest Energy currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $3.17.

Petroquest Energy (PQ) opened at $1.89 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $38.72, a PE ratio of -1.89 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 has a 12-month low of $1.50 and a 12-month high of $4.75.

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

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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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