News headlines about Vertex Energy (NASDAQ:VTNR) have trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vertex Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.9263127979765 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
A number of analysts recently issued reports on VTNR shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Vertex Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, January 25th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Vertex Energy from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd.
NASDAQ VTNR opened at $1.23 on Friday. Vertex Energy has a 52-week low of $0.65 and a 52-week high of $1.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48, a current ratio of 1.21 and a quick ratio of 0.84. The stock has a market cap of $38.46, a P/E ratio of -3.42 and a beta of 0.89.
Vertex Energy (NASDAQ:VTNR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, March 7th. The industrial products company reported ($0.04) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.06) by $0.02. Vertex Energy had a negative net margin of 5.80% and a negative return on equity of 26.89%. The business had revenue of $41.35 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $34.97 million. equities research analysts anticipate that Vertex Energy will post -0.18 EPS for the current year.
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About Vertex Energy
Vertex Energy, Inc, an environmental services company, provides a range of services designed to aggregate, process, and recycle industrial and commercial waste systems in 13 states, primarily in the Gulf Coast and Central Midwest Region of the United States. It operates in three divisions: Black Oil, Refining and Marketing, and Recovery.
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