News articles about Emerge Energy Services (NYSE:EMES) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Emerge Energy Services earned a daily sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.4449522986585 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

EMES has been the subject of several research reports. B. Riley initiated coverage on Emerge Energy Services in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $9.00 target price for the company. Janney Montgomery Scott initiated coverage on Emerge Energy Services in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $8.00 target price for the company. BidaskClub raised Emerge Energy Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. ValuEngine cut Emerge Energy Services from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 target price on shares of Emerge Energy Services in a research note on Sunday, September 10th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $15.33.

Shares of Emerge Energy Services (NYSE:EMES) traded up $0.17 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $7.38. The company had a trading volume of 578,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 657,410. The company has a quick ratio of 1.04, a current ratio of 1.48 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.64. Emerge Energy Services has a fifty-two week low of $5.65 and a fifty-two week high of $24.45.

In related news, Director Mark A. Gottfredson purchased 68,850 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 8th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $8.66 per share, for a total transaction of $596,241.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 65,840 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $570,174.40. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

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About Emerge Energy Services

Emerge Energy Services LP owns, operates, acquires and develops a portfolio of energy service assets. The Company operates through Sand segment. The Company conducts its Sand operations through its subsidiary, Superior Silica Sands LLC (SSS). The Company’s Sand business mines, processes and distributes silica sand, an input for the hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells.

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