Press coverage about Pengrowth Energy Corporation (NYSE:PGH) (TSE:PGF) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Pengrowth Energy Corporation earned a daily sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.1366284525286 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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

Pengrowth Energy Corporation (NYSE PGH) traded up 1.9799% during trading on Thursday, hitting $0.6078. 442,560 shares of the stock traded hands. Pengrowth Energy Corporation has a 12 month low of $0.54 and a 12 month high of $1.77. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $0.68 and a 200-day moving average price of $0.92. The stock’s market cap is $335.65 million.

Several research firms have recently issued reports on PGH. Raymond James Financial, Inc. downgraded shares of Pengrowth Energy Corporation from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 5th. AltaCorp Capital reaffirmed a “sector perform” rating on shares of Pengrowth Energy Corporation in a research note on Wednesday, May 3rd. Canaccord Genuity downgraded shares of Pengrowth Energy Corporation from a “speculative buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. Natixis downgraded shares of Pengrowth Energy Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 22nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Pengrowth Energy Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 25th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and seven have assigned a hold rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $2.06.

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About Pengrowth Energy Corporation

Pengrowth Energy Corporation is engaged in the development, production and acquisition of, and the exploration for, oil and natural gas reserves in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia. The Lindbergh thermal property is located approximately 420 kilometers north east of Calgary, Alberta and 50 kilometers south of Bonnyville, Alberta.

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