News stories about Hornbeck Offshore Services (NYSE:HOS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hornbeck Offshore Services earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the oil and gas company an impact score of 55 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Hornbeck Offshore Services (NYSE:HOS)

HOS has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Hornbeck Offshore Services from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 19th. Seaport Global Securities downgraded shares of Hornbeck Offshore Services from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Hornbeck Offshore Services from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have assigned a hold rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $6.00.

Shares of Hornbeck Offshore Services (NYSE:HOS) traded up 0.68% on Thursday, hitting $2.97. 1,717,939 shares of the stock were exchanged. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $2.33 and its 200-day moving average is $4.80. Hornbeck Offshore Services has a one year low of $1.51 and a one year high of $9.62. The company’s market cap is $109.20 million.

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About Hornbeck Offshore Services

Hornbeck Offshore Services Inc provides marine transportation, subsea installation and accommodation support services to exploration and production, oilfield service, offshore construction and the United States military customers. The Company focuses on providing marine solutions for the deepwater and ultradeepwater energy industry in domestic and select foreign locations.

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