Press coverage about Unit Corporation (NYSE:UNT) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Unit Corporation earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 47.0861932417056 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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Several research firms have issued reports on UNT. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Unit Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. Scotiabank set a $26.00 price objective on Unit Corporation and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. BidaskClub downgraded Unit Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th. KLR Group downgraded Unit Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and cut their price objective for the stock from $23.00 to $19.00 in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, Cowen and Company set a $25.00 price objective on Unit Corporation and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. Unit Corporation currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $25.80.

Unit Corporation (UNT) opened at 16.03 on Friday. Unit Corporation has a one year low of $14.39 and a one year high of $30.63. The firm has a market cap of $847.76 million, a P/E ratio of 308.27 and a beta of 2.76. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $17.90 and a 200-day moving average price of $20.89.

Unit Corporation (NYSE:UNT) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The oil and gas company reported $0.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.01. Unit Corporation had a return on equity of 2.07% and a net margin of 0.39%. The firm had revenue of $170.58 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $178.59 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned ($0.15) earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 23.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that Unit Corporation will post $0.53 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Unit Corporation Company Profile

Unit Corporation is an oil and natural gas contract drilling company. The Company has operations in the exploration and production and mid-stream areas. The Company operates through three segments: Oil and Natural Gas, Contract Drilling and Mid-Stream. It is primarily engaged in the exploration, development, acquisition, and production of oil and natural gas properties, the land contract drilling of natural gas and oil wells, and the buying, selling, gathering, processing and treating of natural gas.

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