Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact PBF Energy (NYSE:PBF) Stock Price

Media headlines about PBF Energy (NYSE:PBF) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. PBF Energy earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.4215637186109 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

PBF Energy (NYSE PBF) traded down $0.76 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $31.57. 369,972 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,013,668. The company has a quick ratio of 0.50, a current ratio of 1.50 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81. The firm has a market cap of $3,524.45, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.34, a PEG ratio of 0.96 and a beta of 1.45. PBF Energy has a 1-year low of $18.48 and a 1-year high of $37.01.

PBF has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of PBF Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 price objective for the company in a report on Saturday, December 23rd. Morgan Stanley lowered shares of PBF Energy from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $37.00 target price for the company. in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. Barclays reissued an “underweight” rating and set a $26.00 target price (up from $24.00) on shares of PBF Energy in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “hold” rating and issued a $30.00 price target on shares of PBF Energy in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group downgraded shares of PBF Energy from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 28th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $32.30.

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About PBF Energy

PBF Energy Inc (PBF Energy) is a holding company. The Company is an independent petroleum refiner and supplier of unbranded transportation fuels, heating oil, petrochemical feedstocks, lubricants and other petroleum products in the United States. The Company operates through two segments: Refining and Logistics.

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