Media coverage about Vertex Energy (NASDAQ:VTNR) has trended positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vertex Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.29 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.832399271803 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

VTNR has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Vertex Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th. ValuEngine upgraded Vertex Energy from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, Roth Capital set a $1.00 target price on Vertex Energy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd.

Vertex Energy (NASDAQ:VTNR) traded up $0.09 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $0.86. The company had a trading volume of 581,084 shares, compared to its average volume of 35,910. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40, a current ratio of 1.40 and a quick ratio of 1.02. Vertex Energy has a 12-month low of $0.65 and a 12-month high of $1.80.

Vertex Energy (NASDAQ:VTNR) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The industrial products company reported ($0.08) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.04) by ($0.04). Vertex Energy had a negative return on equity of 23.10% and a negative net margin of 6.49%. The business had revenue of $36.91 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $32.00 million. research analysts anticipate that Vertex Energy will post -0.34 EPS for the current year.

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About Vertex Energy

Vertex Energy, Inc is an environmental services company that recycles industrial waste streams and off-specification commercial chemical products. The Company focuses on recycling used motor oil and other petroleum by-products. The Company’s segments include the Black Oil, Refining and Marketing, and Recovery divisions.

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