EP Energy Corporation (EPE) Receives News Sentiment Rating of 0.09

News coverage about EP Energy Corporation (NYSE:EPE) has been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. EP Energy Corporation earned a news sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the energy producer an impact score of 46.8385155865306 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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

Shares of EP Energy Corporation (NYSE:EPE) traded up $0.05 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $2.58. The stock had a trading volume of 844,361 shares, compared to its average volume of 686,617. EP Energy Corporation has a fifty-two week low of $2.23 and a fifty-two week high of $7.49. The company has a quick ratio of 0.67, a current ratio of 0.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.84.

EP Energy Corporation (NYSE:EPE) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The energy producer reported ($0.12) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.13) by $0.01. The business had revenue of $219.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $264.90 million. EP Energy Corporation had a negative return on equity of 8.19% and a negative net margin of 25.44%. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.10 EPS. equities research analysts expect that EP Energy Corporation will post -0.45 earnings per share for the current year.

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on the company. J P Morgan Chase & Co downgraded EP Energy Corporation from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a report on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded EP Energy Corporation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. BMO Capital Markets set a $3.00 price objective on EP Energy Corporation and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued an “underperform” rating and issued a $1.00 target price on shares of EP Energy Corporation in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus set a $3.00 target price on EP Energy Corporation and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Nine equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and seven have given a hold rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Sell” and an average price target of $3.68.

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EP Energy Corporation Company Profile

EP Energy Corporation (EP Energy) is an independent exploration and production company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition and development of unconventional onshore oil and natural gas properties in the United States. The Company operates through a base of producing assets. It is involved in the development of its drilling inventory located in three areas: the Eagle Ford Shale (South Texas), the Wolfcamp Shale (Permian Basin in West Texas) and the Altamont Field in the Uinta Basin (Northeastern Utah).

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