News stories about Jones Energy (NYSE:JONE) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Jones Energy earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 47.3857382112182 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

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

JONE has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Seaport Global Securities downgraded Jones Energy from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and cut their price objective for the company from $5.00 to $1.50 in a report on Wednesday, June 21st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Jones Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $1.50 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. J P Morgan Chase & Co cut Jones Energy from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $1.50 target price for the company. in a research note on Thursday, July 20th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Jones Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $3.96.

Shares of Jones Energy (JONE) traded up 0.79% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $1.28. The company had a trading volume of 252,208 shares. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $1.44 and its 200-day moving average is $1.66. The stock’s market cap is $93.13 million. Jones Energy has a 52-week low of $0.85 and a 52-week high of $4.91.

Jones Energy (NYSE:JONE) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The oil and gas producer reported $0.12 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.18) by $0.30. Jones Energy had a negative net margin of 79.19% and a positive return on equity of 0.09%. The company had revenue of $48.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $53.93 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted ($0.09) EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 67.0% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts forecast that Jones Energy will post ($0.21) earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, major shareholder Metalmark Capital Ii Llc sold 157,808 shares of Jones Energy stock in a transaction dated Thursday, October 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $1.66, for a total transaction of $261,961.28. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. In the last three months, insiders sold 949,433 shares of company stock valued at $1,471,251. Insiders own 37.20% of the company’s stock.

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About Jones Energy

Jones Energy, Inc is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the exploration, development, production and acquisition of oil and natural gas properties. The Company’s assets are located within the Anadarko and Arkoma basins of Texas and Oklahoma. It owns leasehold interests in oil and natural gas producing properties, as well as in undeveloped acreage, located in the Anadarko and Arkoma basins in Texas and Oklahoma.

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