Media coverage about Superior Energy Services (NYSE:SPN) has trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Superior Energy Services earned a news sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.9207152960612 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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

Shares of Superior Energy Services (SPN) opened at $10.71 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,660.00, a PE ratio of -4.35 and a beta of 2.16. Superior Energy Services has a twelve month low of $7.66 and a twelve month high of $18.81. The company has a current ratio of 1.99, a quick ratio of 1.64 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.15.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on SPN. Wells Fargo & Co cut Superior Energy Services from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, October 16th. Cowen set a $14.00 price target on Superior Energy Services and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $11.00 price target on shares of Superior Energy Services in a report on Monday, October 16th. Scotiabank cut Superior Energy Services to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th. Finally, Barclays set a $10.00 price target on Superior Energy Services and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have issued a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Superior Energy Services has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $12.78.

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About Superior Energy Services

Superior Energy Services, Inc provides a range of services and products to the energy industry related to the exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas. The Company’s segments include Drilling Products and Services, which rents and sells bottom hole assemblies, drill pipe, tubulars and specialized equipment for use with onshore and offshore oil and gas well drilling, production and workover activities; Onshore Completion and Workover Services, which provides pressure pumping services used to complete and stimulate production in new oil and gas wells, fluid handling services and well servicing rigs that provide a range of well completion and maintenance services; Production Services, which provides intervention services, such as coiled tubing, cased hole and mechanical wireline, hydraulic workover and snubbing, and remedial pumping services, and Technical Solutions, which provides services requiring specialized engineering, manufacturing or project planning.

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