News coverage about Advantage Oil & Gas (NYSE:AAV) (TSE:AAV) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Advantage Oil & Gas earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.7174098837576 out of 100, meaning that recent press 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:

Shares of Advantage Oil & Gas (NYSE AAV) traded up $0.20 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $5.90. The stock had a trading volume of 155,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 101,192. The company has a quick ratio of 1.26, a current ratio of 0.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12. Advantage Oil & Gas has a 1-year low of $5.05 and a 1-year high of $7.55. The stock has a market cap of $1,059.98, a PE ratio of 35.63 and a beta of 0.93.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on AAV shares. Scotiabank reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $11.50 target price on shares of Advantage Oil & Gas in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. BidaskClub upgraded Advantage Oil & Gas from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, August 19th. Royal Bank Of Canada cut Advantage Oil & Gas from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating and decreased their target price for the stock from $12.00 to $11.00 in a report on Thursday, July 20th. Zacks Investment Research cut Advantage Oil & Gas from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. Finally, TheStreet cut Advantage Oil & Gas from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $9.44.

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About Advantage Oil & Gas

Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd. is an intermediate natural gas and liquids development and production company. The Company is engaged in the business of natural gas exploitation, development, acquisition and production in the Province of Alberta. The Company focuses on the development of Montney resource play at Glacier, Alberta in Western Canada.

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