Jones Energy (NYSE:JONE) Receives News Sentiment Score of 0.18

Media headlines about Jones Energy (NYSE:JONE) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Jones Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 48.977426896169 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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

Jones Energy (JONE) traded up $0.04 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $1.00. The stock had a trading volume of 592,471 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,052,275. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.07, a quick ratio of 0.56 and a current ratio of 0.56. The firm has a market cap of $98.07, a P/E ratio of -0.35 and a beta of 2.58. Jones Energy has a one year low of $0.73 and a one year high of $3.59.

Several research analysts have issued reports on JONE shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Jones Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. ValuEngine downgraded Jones Energy from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Saturday, February 3rd. Barclays reduced their price objective on Jones Energy from $1.50 to $0.50 and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, November 20th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded Jones Energy from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a report on Friday, December 15th. Finally, Stephens downgraded Jones Energy from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. Jones Energy presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $1.88.

In other news, major shareholder Metalmark Capital Ii Llc sold 62,981 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $1.01, for a total value of $63,610.81. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 37.20% of the company’s stock.

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About Jones Energy

Jones Energy, Inc is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the exploration, development, production and acquisition of oil and natural gas properties. The Company’s assets are located within the Anadarko and Arkoma basins of Texas and Oklahoma. It owns leasehold interests in oil and natural gas producing properties, as well as in undeveloped acreage, located in the Anadarko and Arkoma basins in Texas and Oklahoma.

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