News articles about EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. EOG Resources earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the energy exploration company an impact score of 46.4221944081628 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of EOG Resources (NYSE EOG) traded down $0.30 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $99.64. 2,425,027 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,067,226. The company has a quick ratio of 1.11, a current ratio of 1.27 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46. EOG Resources has a 12-month low of $81.99 and a 12-month high of $107.95. The firm has a market cap of $57,790.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 244.59, a P/E/G ratio of 13.23 and a beta of 0.98.

EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The energy exploration company reported $0.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.12 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $2.64 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.59 billion. EOG Resources had a net margin of 0.10% and a return on equity of 1.73%. The company’s revenue was up 24.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned ($0.40) EPS. equities analysts expect that EOG Resources will post 0.84 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 31st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, January 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.1675 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, January 16th. This represents a $0.67 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.67%. EOG Resources’s dividend payout ratio is presently 6,700.00%.

A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on EOG. Royal Bank of Canada lifted their price target on shares of EOG Resources from $107.00 to $110.00 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Jefferies Group raised their price objective on shares of EOG Resources from $95.00 to $99.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “buy” rating and set a $106.00 price objective on shares of EOG Resources in a report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Barclays raised their price objective on shares of EOG Resources from $117.00 to $120.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, November 20th. Finally, Robert W. Baird set a $114.00 price objective on shares of EOG Resources and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, November 17th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and eighteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. EOG Resources presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $109.83.

In other news, insider Gary L. Thomas sold 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $96.63, for a total transaction of $2,415,750.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 1,067,465 shares in the company, valued at approximately $103,149,142.95. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, EVP David W. Trice sold 3,114 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $106.65, for a total transaction of $332,108.10. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 80,415 shares in the company, valued at $8,576,259.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 153,692 shares of company stock worth $3,717,390 over the last 90 days. 0.53% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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About EOG Resources

EOG Resources, Inc explores for, develops, produces and markets crude oil and natural gas in major producing basins in the United States, The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, The People’s Republic of China, Canada and, from time to time, select other international areas. Its operations are all crude oil and natural gas exploration and production related.

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