Media headlines about Sanchez Energy (NYSE:SN) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sanchez Energy earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the energy producer an impact score of 46.1337804281945 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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

Shares of Sanchez Energy (NYSE SN) opened at $4.63 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 0.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -3.72. Sanchez Energy has a 12 month low of $3.58 and a 12 month high of $14.39.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on SN shares. BMO Capital Markets set a $5.00 price target on Sanchez Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. SunTrust Banks reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $5.00 price objective on shares of Sanchez Energy in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $6.00 price objective (down previously from $14.00) on shares of Sanchez Energy in a research report on Monday, September 18th. Stifel Nicolaus set a $5.00 price objective on Sanchez Energy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Finally, Seaport Global Securities upgraded Sanchez Energy from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $4.50 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. Sanchez Energy currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $9.37.

In related news, insider Patricio D. Sanchez acquired 320,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 15th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $4.55 per share, for a total transaction of $1,456,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 473,485 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,154,356.75. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, VP Howard J. Sr Thill, Sr. sold 16,499 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, October 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.27, for a total value of $70,450.73. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 14.70% of the company’s stock.

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Sanchez Energy Company Profile

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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