Media headlines about WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. WPX Energy earned a news impact score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 95 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

WPX has been the subject of several research reports. Scotiabank reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 target price on shares of WPX Energy in a research report on Monday, March 27th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price objective on shares of WPX Energy in a research note on Thursday, June 22nd. ValuEngine lowered WPX Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Credit Suisse Group started coverage on WPX Energy in a research note on Thursday, June 1st. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $18.00 target price for the company. Finally, FBR & Co restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $19.00 target price on shares of WPX Energy in a research note on Tuesday, March 21st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and sixteen have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $15.75.

Shares of WPX Energy (NYSE WPX) traded up 1.263% during trading on Monday, reaching $10.025. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,157,327 shares. WPX Energy has a 12-month low of $8.39 and a 12-month high of $16.17. The stock’s market cap is $3.99 billion. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $10.69 and its 200-day moving average is $12.63.

WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 3rd. The oil and gas producer reported ($0.15) EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.17) by $0.02. WPX Energy had a negative return on equity of 7.13% and a negative net margin of 52.99%. The firm had revenue of $461 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $254.24 million. Equities research analysts anticipate that WPX Energy will post ($0.57) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About WPX Energy

WPX Energy, Inc is an oil and natural gas exploration and production company. The Company is engaged in the exploitation and development of unconventional properties. It operates in the exploration and production segment of the oil and gas industry and its operations are conducted in the United States.

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