Petroquest Energy (PQ) Given Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.08

Media coverage about Petroquest Energy (NYSE:PQ) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Petroquest Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the energy company an impact score of 45.8656920288394 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

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A number of research analysts recently issued reports on PQ shares. B. Riley initiated coverage on shares of Petroquest Energy in a research report on Monday, February 5th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $1.90 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Petroquest Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 28th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $2.85.

Shares of PQ stock opened at $0.54 on Friday. Petroquest Energy has a 52 week low of $0.48 and a 52 week high of $2.93. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.24, a current ratio of 0.91 and a quick ratio of 0.91.

Petroquest Energy (NYSE:PQ) last announced its earnings results on Monday, March 5th. The energy company reported ($0.02) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of ($0.02). The business had revenue of $35.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $31.78 million. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 114.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted ($0.46) earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Petroquest Energy will post -0.41 EPS for the current year.

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Petroquest Energy Company Profile

PetroQuest Energy, Inc operates as an independent oil and gas company. The company is involved in the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and gas properties in Texas and the Gulf Coast Basin. As of December 31, 2016, it had estimated proved reserves of 1.4 thousand barrels of oil, 26.6 billion cubic feet equivalent of natural gas liquids, and 81 billion cubic feet of natural gas.

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