Headlines about NOW (NYSE:DNOW) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. NOW earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.6564698616499 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on DNOW shares. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 target price on shares of NOW in a report on Thursday, September 7th. Robert W. Baird lowered shares of NOW from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and dropped their target price for the stock from $20.00 to $15.00 in a report on Friday, October 13th. BidaskClub lowered shares of NOW from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, October 7th. Credit Suisse Group dropped their target price on shares of NOW from $15.00 to $12.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of NOW from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $16.20.

NOW (NYSE DNOW) opened at $10.26 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14, a quick ratio of 1.39 and a current ratio of 2.72. NOW has a 1 year low of $9.75 and a 1 year high of $23.53.

NOW (NYSE:DNOW) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The oil and gas company reported ($0.03) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.04) by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $697.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $701.29 million. NOW had a negative net margin of 4.77% and a negative return on equity of 5.17%. The company’s revenue was up 34.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted ($0.34) EPS. sell-side analysts expect that NOW will post -0.34 earnings per share for the current year.

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About NOW

NOW Inc (NOW) is a global distributor to the oil and gas and industrial markets. The Company operates under the DistributionNOW and Wilson Export brands. Its segments include the United States, Canada and International. As of December 31, 2016, its segments, the United States, Canada and International, had over 200, 55 and 35 locations, respectively.

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