Headlines about Matador Resources (NYSE:MTDR) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Matador Resources earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the energy company an impact score of 46.0465298877384 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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Shares of Matador Resources (MTDR) opened at $28.51 on Thursday. Matador Resources has a fifty-two week low of $20.13 and a fifty-two week high of $29.76. The company has a current ratio of 0.60, a quick ratio of 0.58 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.58. The company has a market cap of $2,982.29, a PE ratio of 50.93, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.35 and a beta of 1.16.

Matador Resources (NYSE:MTDR) last issued its earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The energy company reported $0.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.08. The company had revenue of $126.28 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $123.62 million. Matador Resources had a net margin of 40.30% and a return on equity of 5.99%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 42.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.06 EPS. equities analysts forecast that Matador Resources will post 0.63 earnings per share for the current year.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on MTDR. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $32.00 target price on shares of Matador Resources in a report on Friday, November 10th. Royal Bank of Canada upped their target price on shares of Matador Resources from $29.00 to $30.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, November 13th. Northland Securities set a $35.00 target price on shares of Matador Resources and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, November 13th. Mizuho set a $28.00 target price on shares of Matador Resources and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, November 25th. Finally, Imperial Capital upped their target price on shares of Matador Resources from $35.00 to $36.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Matador Resources has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $29.88.

In other Matador Resources news, Director David M. Posner bought 1,035 shares of Matador Resources stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 4th. The shares were bought at an average price of $28.92 per share, with a total value of $29,932.20. Following the purchase, the director now owns 6,274 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $181,444.08. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. 11.90% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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Matador Resources Company Profile

Matador Resources Company is an independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development, production and acquisition of oil and natural gas resources in the United States, with an emphasis on oil and natural gas shale and other unconventional plays. The Company’s segments include exploration and production, and midstream.

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