News stories about Comstock Resources (NYSE:CRK) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news 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. Comstock Resources earned a coverage optimism score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 47.6122436403882 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Comstock Resources (NYSE:CRK) opened at $9.37 on Tuesday. Comstock Resources has a 52 week low of $4.01 and a 52 week high of $13.42. The company has a market cap of $138.85, a PE ratio of -1.02 and a beta of -0.49. The company has a quick ratio of 0.58, a current ratio of 0.58 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -3.32.

CRK has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Comstock Resources in a research note on Friday, November 24th. Robert W. Baird set a $12.00 price objective on shares of Comstock Resources and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, November 17th. Finally, Barclays lowered their price objective on shares of Comstock Resources from $7.00 to $6.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Comstock Resources currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $11.40.

In related news, CEO M Jay Allison purchased 41,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 4th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $6.17 per share, for a total transaction of $252,970.00. Following the purchase, the chief executive officer now owns 520,130 shares in the company, valued at $3,209,202.10. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. In the last quarter, insiders purchased 173,500 shares of company stock worth $1,136,570. 11.60% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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Comstock Resources Company Profile

Comstock Resources, Inc is an energy company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas in the United States. The Company operates in the segment of exploration and production of oil and natural gas. The Company’s oil and gas operations are concentrated in Texas and Louisiana.

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