News headlines about China Petroleum & Chemical (NYSE:SNP) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. China Petroleum & Chemical earned a news sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.8986599559441 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

SNP has been the subject of several research reports. ValuEngine raised China Petroleum & Chemical from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, September 11th. Citigroup raised China Petroleum & Chemical from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. Zacks Investment Research raised China Petroleum & Chemical from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $82.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Nomura assumed coverage on China Petroleum & Chemical in a report on Wednesday. They set a “neutral” rating for the company. Finally, BidaskClub raised China Petroleum & Chemical from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $82.00.

China Petroleum & Chemical (NYSE SNP) traded up $0.89 during trading on Friday, reaching $70.93. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 226,788 shares, compared to its average volume of 158,998. China Petroleum & Chemical has a 1 year low of $69.60 and a 1 year high of $84.88. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14, a quick ratio of 0.61 and a current ratio of 0.97. The company has a market capitalization of $104,890.00, a PE ratio of 15.62, a PEG ratio of 1.87 and a beta of 1.27.

In other China Petroleum & Chemical news, Director Wolfgang Wiese sold 355,000 shares of China Petroleum & Chemical stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $0.25, for a total value of $88,750.00. In the last quarter, insiders sold 368,500 shares of company stock worth $96,400. Company insiders own 92.20% of the company’s stock.

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About China Petroleum & Chemical

China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation is a China-based energy and chemical company. The Company’s segments include Exploration and Development segment, Refining segment, Marketing and Distribution segment, Chemicals segment, and Corporate and Others segment. Exploration and Development segment explores and develops oil fields, as well as produces crude oil and natural gas.

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