Bill Barrett (BBG) Given News Sentiment Rating of 0.12

Headlines about Bill Barrett (NYSE:BBG) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bill Barrett earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the energy company an impact score of 49.5058068349112 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on BBG shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Bill Barrett from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $5.25 target price on the stock in a research note on Monday, March 12th. SunTrust Banks started coverage on shares of Bill Barrett in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. They set a “buy” rating and a $7.00 target price on the stock. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $7.28.

Bill Barrett opened at $4.84 on Wednesday, according to MarketBeat.com. Bill Barrett has a twelve month low of $2.66 and a twelve month high of $6.93. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03, a quick ratio of 2.47 and a current ratio of 2.47.

About Bill Barrett

Bill Barrett Corporation is an independent energy company that develops, acquires and explores for oil and natural gas resources. The Company’s assets and operations are located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. It has over two areas of production: The Denver-Julesburg Basin (DJ Basin) and the Uinta Oil Program in the Uinta Basin.

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