News coverage about EP Energy (NYSE:EPE) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. EP Energy earned a coverage optimism score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the energy producer an impact score of 46.8580985524809 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Shares of EP Energy (EPE) traded down $0.04 on Tuesday, hitting $1.78. 121,394 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 799,335. The company has a market cap of $437.25, a price-to-earnings ratio of -1.68 and a beta of 3.96. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 8.01, a current ratio of 0.69 and a quick ratio of 0.65. EP Energy has a 52-week low of $1.54 and a 52-week high of $5.77.
A number of analysts recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine cut shares of EP Energy from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Deutsche Bank started coverage on shares of EP Energy in a research note on Thursday, February 1st. They set a “hold” rating and a $2.50 price target on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus set a $3.00 target price on shares of EP Energy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 30th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of EP Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. Finally, Robert W. Baird increased their target price on shares of EP Energy from $2.00 to $5.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $3.20.
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About EP Energy
EP Energy Corporation (EP Energy) is an independent exploration and production company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition and development of unconventional onshore oil and natural gas properties in the United States. The Company operates through a base of producing assets. It is involved in the development of its drilling inventory located in three areas: the Eagle Ford Shale (South Texas), the Wolfcamp Shale (Permian Basin in West Texas) and the Altamont Field in the Uinta Basin (Northeastern Utah).
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