News coverage about EP Energy (NYSE:EPE) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. EP Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the energy producer an impact score of 45.8082652039725 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
NYSE EPE remained flat at $$1.74 during trading hours on Friday. The company had a trading volume of 707,845 shares, compared to its average volume of 909,312. The stock has a market capitalization of $437.86, a price-to-earnings ratio of -4.46 and a beta of 3.92. EP Energy has a 52-week low of $1.26 and a 52-week high of $5.06. The company has a current ratio of 1.04, a quick ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 10.26.
EP Energy (NYSE:EPE) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February 28th. The energy producer reported ($0.07) EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.12) by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $224.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $275.69 million. EP Energy had a negative return on equity of 19.42% and a negative net margin of 18.20%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.12 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that EP Energy will post -0.3 earnings per share for the current year.
A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on EPE shares. Robert W. Baird boosted their price target on EP Energy from $2.00 to $5.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded EP Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $2.50 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. ValuEngine lowered EP Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Stifel Nicolaus set a $3.00 price target on EP Energy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 30th. Finally, Johnson Rice started coverage on EP Energy in a research note on Wednesday, March 21st. They set a “hold” rating and a $2.00 price target on the stock. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $2.87.
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About EP Energy
EP Energy Corporation, an independent exploration and production company, engages in the exploration for and the acquisition, development, and production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in the United States. The company has interests in three primary areas, such as the Permian basin in West Texas; the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas; and the Altamont Field in the Uinta basin in Northeastern Utah.
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