Media coverage about Renewable Energy Group (NASDAQ:REGI) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Renewable Energy Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.2093569603828 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Renewable Energy Group (REGI) traded down $0.13 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $10.57. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 73,371 shares, compared to its average volume of 337,994. The company has a quick ratio of 1.17, a current ratio of 1.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37. Renewable Energy Group has a 12-month low of $8.30 and a 12-month high of $13.55. The company has a market capitalization of $410.10, a P/E ratio of -9.68, a P/E/G ratio of 0.37 and a beta of 1.48.

Renewable Energy Group (NASDAQ:REGI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 7th. The oil and gas company reported ($0.29) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.40) by $0.11. Renewable Energy Group had a positive return on equity of 0.38% and a negative net margin of 1.96%. The firm had revenue of $627.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $513.88 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.59 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up .4% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that Renewable Energy Group will post -1.63 EPS for the current year.

Renewable Energy Group announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback plan on Thursday, December 14th that authorizes the company to repurchase $75.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization authorizes the oil and gas company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are typically a sign that the company’s board believes its stock is undervalued.

Several analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Renewable Energy Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. BidaskClub upgraded Renewable Energy Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $13.00 price objective on shares of Renewable Energy Group in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Renewable Energy Group has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $15.33.

In related news, Director Peter John Martin Harding acquired 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, December 15th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $11.14 per share, for a total transaction of $55,700.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 64,136 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $714,475.04. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 1.54% of the company’s stock.

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About Renewable Energy Group

Renewable Energy Group, Inc is focused on providing cleaner, lower carbon intensity products and services. The Company is a producer of biomass-based diesel in North America. Its segments include Biomass-based diesel, Services, Renewable Chemicals and Corporate and other activities. It is involved in various activities related to biomass-based diesel production, from acquiring feedstock, managing construction and operating biomass-based diesel production facilities to marketing, selling and distributing biomass-based diesel and its co-products.

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