Bill Barrett (BBG) Given Daily News Impact Score of 0.12

Press coverage about Bill Barrett (NYSE:BBG) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bill Barrett earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the energy company an impact score of 45.847025340235 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.

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

Shares of Bill Barrett (NYSE:BBG) opened at $5.98 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 2.78, a quick ratio of 2.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.30. Bill Barrett has a fifty-two week low of $2.66 and a fifty-two week high of $8.24.

Bill Barrett (NYSE:BBG) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The energy company reported ($0.08) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.20) by $0.12. The firm had revenue of $67.87 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $61.23 million. Bill Barrett had a negative return on equity of 7.59% and a negative net margin of 49.61%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 34.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted ($0.10) earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that Bill Barrett will post -0.49 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts have recently weighed in on BBG shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Bill Barrett from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Scotiabank reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 target price on shares of Bill Barrett in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. BMO Capital Markets set a $3.00 target price on Bill Barrett and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 12th. Imperial Capital started coverage on Bill Barrett in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. They set an “in-line” rating and a $5.00 target price for the company. Finally, KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Bill Barrett in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $6.58.

In other Bill Barrett news, CEO R Scot Woodall sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $3.04, for a total value of $30,400.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Insiders sold 30,000 shares of company stock valued at $136,500 over the last quarter. 2.70% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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About Bill Barrett

Bill Barrett Corporation is an independent energy company that develops, acquires and explores for oil and natural gas resources. The Company’s assets and operations are located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. It has over two areas of production: The Denver-Julesburg Basin (DJ Basin) and the Uinta Oil Program in the Uinta Basin.

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