Headlines about EP Energy (NYSE:EPE) have trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. EP Energy earned a coverage optimism score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the energy producer an impact score of 46.8371587288838 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered EP Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday. ValuEngine lowered EP Energy from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. Robert W. Baird assumed coverage on EP Energy in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $2.00 target price on the stock. Jefferies Group reaffirmed an “underperform” rating and set a $1.00 target price on shares of EP Energy in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada set a $3.00 target price on EP Energy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 20th. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. EP Energy has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $3.54.

EP Energy (EPE) opened at $2.39 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $634.14, a price-to-earnings ratio of -2.25 and a beta of 4.45. EP Energy has a 52-week low of $1.54 and a 52-week high of $6.32. The company has a current ratio of 0.69, a quick ratio of 0.65 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 8.01.

EP Energy (NYSE:EPE) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The energy producer reported ($0.12) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.13) by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $219.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $264.90 million. EP Energy had a negative return on equity of 8.50% and a negative net margin of 25.44%. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.10 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that EP Energy will post -0.42 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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About EP Energy

EP Energy Corporation (EP Energy) is an independent exploration and production company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition and development of unconventional onshore oil and natural gas properties in the United States. The Company operates through a base of producing assets. It is involved in the development of its drilling inventory located in three areas: the Eagle Ford Shale (South Texas), the Wolfcamp Shale (Permian Basin in West Texas) and the Altamont Field in the Uinta Basin (Northeastern Utah).

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