Jones Energy (JONE) Earns Media Impact Rating of 0.19

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Headlines about Jones Energy (NYSE:JONE) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Jones Energy earned a news impact score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 47.4104108537952 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

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Several research firms have weighed in on JONE. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Jones Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 target price for the company in a research note on Thursday. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Jones Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 29th. Finally, Seaport Global Securities reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Jones Energy in a report on Wednesday, July 25th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $15.00.

Shares of JONE traded down $0.01 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $0.30. 326,000 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 60,504. Jones Energy has a 1-year low of $0.30 and a 1-year high of $44.20. The company has a market cap of $33.24 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -0.71 and a beta of 2.72. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.94, a quick ratio of 1.28 and a current ratio of 1.28.

Jones Energy (NYSE:JONE) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, August 6th. The oil and gas producer reported ($5.80) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($5.40) by ($0.40). Jones Energy had a negative net margin of 38.28% and a negative return on equity of 16.15%. The firm had revenue of $65.26 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $56.57 million. analysts predict that Jones Energy will post -1.08 EPS for the current year.

In related news, VP Robert J. Brooks sold 285,511 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, July 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $0.38, for a total value of $108,494.18. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 311,004 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $118,181.52. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Jonny Jones sold 214,410 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $0.38, for a total transaction of $81,475.80. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 284,168 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $107,983.84. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 530,331 shares of company stock valued at $201,526. Corporate insiders own 32.10% of the company’s stock.

About Jones Energy

Jones Energy, Inc, an independent oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas properties in the mid-continent United States. It owns leasehold interests in oil and natural gas producing properties, as well as in undeveloped acreage located in the Anadarko Basin in Oklahoma and Texas.

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