Media coverage about EP Energy (NYSE:EPE) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing 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. EP Energy earned a news impact score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the energy producer an impact score of 46.0994937158055 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s scoring:
A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of EP Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $2.75 target price on the stock in a report on Friday, January 19th. ValuEngine cut shares of EP Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. Robert W. Baird assumed coverage on shares of EP Energy in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $2.00 target price on the stock. Bank of America dropped their target price on shares of EP Energy from $3.00 to $2.00 and set an “underperform” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, March 8th. Finally, Deutsche Bank assumed coverage on shares of EP Energy in a report on Thursday, February 1st. They issued a “hold” rating and a $2.50 target price on the stock. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. EP Energy has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $2.87.
EPE remained flat at $$1.55 on Tuesday. 360,410 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 791,441. EP Energy has a twelve month low of $1.26 and a twelve month high of $5.06. The firm has a market cap of $374.95, a price-to-earnings ratio of -3.97 and a beta of 3.91. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 10.26, a quick ratio of 1.00 and a current ratio of 1.04.
EP Energy (NYSE:EPE) last announced its quarterly 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. EP Energy had a negative net margin of 18.20% and a negative return on equity of 19.42%. The business had revenue of $224.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $275.69 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.12 EPS. analysts anticipate that EP Energy will post -0.3 earnings per share for the current year.
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EP Energy Company Profile
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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