Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect EP Energy (EPE) Share Price
News articles about EP Energy (NYSE:EPE) have been trending positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog 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. EP Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the energy producer an impact score of 46.5813794275085 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
A number of equities analysts have commented on EPE shares. ValuEngine lowered shares of EP Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of EP Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $3.50 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, October 9th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered shares of EP Energy from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Jefferies Group restated an “underperform” rating and issued a $1.00 price target on shares of EP Energy in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus set a $3.00 price target on shares of EP Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Nine equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. EP Energy has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $3.54.
EP Energy (NYSE:EPE) traded up $0.21 on Friday, hitting $2.47. 1,820,100 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,049,725. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 8.01, a quick ratio of 0.65 and a current ratio of 0.69. The company has a market capitalization of $631.40, a P/E ratio of -2.31 and a beta of 4.44. EP Energy has a twelve month low of $1.54 and a twelve month high of $6.32.
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EP Energy Company Profile
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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