Media coverage about Resolute Energy (NYSE:REN) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Resolute Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 49.9092502711366 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Resolute Energy stock traded up $0.99 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $31.11. 444,125 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 434,785. Resolute Energy has a fifty-two week low of $23.64 and a fifty-two week high of $38.64. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -8.08, a current ratio of 0.35 and a quick ratio of 0.35. The company has a market cap of $716.08 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 518.50 and a beta of 3.35.

Resolute Energy (NYSE:REN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 6th. The oil and gas exploration company reported ($0.07) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.19 by ($0.26). Resolute Energy had a negative return on equity of 16.12% and a negative net margin of 10.99%. The business had revenue of $73.38 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $76.24 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.47 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 4.4% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts expect that Resolute Energy will post 2.21 earnings per share for the current year.

Separately, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Resolute Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $43.11.

In other news, Director James E. Duffy sold 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.54, for a total value of $30,540.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Nicholas J. Sutton sold 55,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.56, for a total transaction of $1,845,800.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 58,328 shares of company stock valued at $1,953,765. Company insiders own 11.20% of the company’s stock.

Resolute Energy Company Profile

Resolute Energy Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploitation, exploration for, and development of oil and gas properties in the United States. Its principal project area is located in the Delaware Basin portion of the Permian Basin, Reeves County. As of December 31, 2017, it had interests in approximately 27,100 gross acres located in the Permian Basin of Texas; and its estimated net proved reserves were approximately 53.4 million barrels of oil equivalent.

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