News stories about Ultra Petroleum Corp (NYSE:UPL) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ultra Petroleum Corp earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 47.0711735223481 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

Ultra Petroleum Corp (NYSE:UPL) traded down 3.04% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $7.65. 2,132,175 shares of the stock were exchanged. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $9.85 and its 200 day moving average price is $10.73. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.51 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 1.71. Ultra Petroleum Corp has a 52 week low of $0.85 and a 52 week high of $12.39.

Ultra Petroleum Corp (NYSE:UPL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $0.28 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.10. The company had revenue of $212.66 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $226.80 million. Equities research analysts expect that Ultra Petroleum Corp will post $1.63 EPS for the current year.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on UPL shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Ultra Petroleum Corp from a “buy” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded shares of Ultra Petroleum Corp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, June 12th.

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About Ultra Petroleum Corp

Ultra Petroleum Corp. (Ultra) is an oil and gas company. The Company is engaged in the development, production, operation, exploration and acquisition of oil and natural gas properties. Its principal business activities are developing its natural gas reserves in the Green River Basin of southwest Wyoming-the Pinedale and Jonah fields, its oil reserves in the Uinta Basin in northeast Utah and its natural gas reserves in the north-central Pennsylvania area of the Appalachian Basin.

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