Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Bellatrix Exploration (BXE) Share Price

News headlines about Bellatrix Exploration (NYSE:BXE) (TSE:BXE) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bellatrix Exploration earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 45.6062450444894 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Bellatrix Exploration (NYSE BXE) opened at $1.19 on Tuesday. Bellatrix Exploration has a twelve month low of $0.99 and a twelve month high of $4.25. The stock has a market capitalization of $51.85, a P/E ratio of 2.77 and a beta of 1.03. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45, a current ratio of 0.59 and a quick ratio of 0.59.

Several equities analysts have issued reports on BXE shares. Northland Securities set a $3.00 target price on Bellatrix Exploration and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, December 11th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Bellatrix Exploration from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. AltaCorp Capital reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $1.90 target price on shares of Bellatrix Exploration in a research report on Monday, January 15th. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $3.75 target price on shares of Bellatrix Exploration in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets assumed coverage on Bellatrix Exploration in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. They issued an “underperform” rating on the stock. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $3.41.

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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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