News headlines about Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE:SN) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sanchez Energy Corporation earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the energy producer an impact score of 46.7188263118397 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE:SN) traded down 6.50% on Friday, reaching $4.60. 2,879,570 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Sanchez Energy Corporation has a one year low of $3.96 and a one year high of $14.39. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $4.56 and a 200-day moving average of $6.42. The stock’s market cap is $352.56 million.

Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE:SN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The energy producer reported ($0.30) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.12) by ($0.18). The business had revenue of $175.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $178.97 million. Sanchez Energy Corporation’s revenue for the quarter was up 58.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned ($3.20) EPS. Equities research analysts forecast that Sanchez Energy Corporation will post ($0.88) EPS for the current fiscal year.

SN has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Seaport Global Securities raised shares of Sanchez Energy Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $4.50 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $6.00 price target (down previously from $14.00) on shares of Sanchez Energy Corporation in a research note on Monday, September 18th. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $13.00 price target on shares of Sanchez Energy Corporation and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, June 24th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Sanchez Energy Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $5.00 price target on shares of Sanchez Energy Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, June 27th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $11.45.

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In other Sanchez Energy Corporation news, CEO Antonio R. Sanchez III purchased 100,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 13th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $4.45 per share, for a total transaction of $445,000.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief executive officer now directly owns 1,494,783 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $6,651,784.35. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Patricio D. Sanchez purchased 320,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 15th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $4.55 per share, for a total transaction of $1,456,000.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the insider now directly owns 473,485 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,154,356.75. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have acquired 742,000 shares of company stock worth $3,379,220 over the last quarter. Insiders own 14.70% of the company’s stock.

About Sanchez Energy Corporation

Sanchez Energy Corporation is an independent exploration and production company. The Company is focused on the acquisition and development of the United States onshore unconventional oil and natural gas resources. The Company primarily focuses on the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas. The Company also holds an undeveloped acreage position in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale (TMS) in Mississippi and Louisiana.

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