Media stories about Halcon Resources Corporation (NYSE:HK) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Halcon Resources Corporation earned a news impact score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the energy company an impact score of 46.6304904654551 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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

HK has been the topic of a number of research reports. ValuEngine raised shares of Halcon Resources Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 23rd. Roth Capital set a $9.00 target price on shares of Halcon Resources Corporation and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Imperial Capital initiated coverage on shares of Halcon Resources Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. They set an “outperform” rating and a $9.00 target price on the stock. Barclays PLC reaffirmed a “sell” rating and set a $5.00 target price on shares of Halcon Resources Corporation in a research note on Friday, July 7th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Halcon Resources Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 16th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Halcon Resources Corporation has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.41.

Halcon Resources Corporation (HK) opened at 6.45 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $925.86 million, a PE ratio of 1.52 and a beta of 3.99. Halcon Resources Corporation has a 12 month low of $3.69 and a 12 month high of $14.14. The company’s 50-day moving average is $5.83 and its 200-day moving average is $6.91.

In related news, Director Darryl Schall purchased 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 4th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $6.25 per share, for a total transaction of $62,500.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 35,589 shares in the company, valued at approximately $222,431.25. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, major shareholder Franklin Resources Inc sold 746,173 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $6.07, for a total transaction of $4,529,270.11. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 2.80% of the company’s stock.

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About Halcon Resources Corporation

Halcon Resources Corporation is an independent energy company focused on the acquisition, production, exploration and development of onshore liquids-rich oil and natural gas assets in the United States. The Company’s estimated total proved oil and natural gas reserves are approximately 146.8 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBoe), consisting of over 120.7 million barrels of oil (MMBbls), approximately 13.0 MMBbls of natural gas liquids and over 78.4 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas.

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