Headlines about Stone Energy Corporation (NYSE:SGY) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Stone Energy Corporation earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the oil and natural gas company an impact score of 43.6884837970117 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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

Stone Energy Corporation (SGY) traded up $0.67 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $30.64. 248,500 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 219,442. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81, a current ratio of 2.20 and a quick ratio of 2.20. Stone Energy Corporation has a one year low of $14.76 and a one year high of $49.96.

Stone Energy Corporation (NYSE:SGY) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The oil and natural gas company reported $0.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.31) by $0.37. Stone Energy Corporation had a net margin of 68.43% and a return on equity of 590.23%. The firm had revenue of $79.53 million during the quarter. During the same period last year, the company earned ($0.02) EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Stone Energy Corporation will post -1.45 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several equities analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Stone Energy Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating and set a $2.75 target price on shares of Stone Energy Corporation in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Scotiabank restated a “hold” rating and set a $2.50 price target on shares of Stone Energy Corporation in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Stone Energy Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Stone Energy Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $5.08.

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About Stone Energy Corporation

Stone Energy Corporation is an independent oil and natural gas company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, exploitation, development and operation of oil and gas properties. The Company operates in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) basin. It has leveraged its operations in the GOM conventional shelf and has its reserve base in the prolific basins of the GOM deep water, Gulf Coast deep gas, and the Marcellus and Utica shales in Appalachia.

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