Media headlines about Bellatrix Exploration (NYSE:BXE) (TSE:BXE) have trended somewhat negative this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bellatrix Exploration earned a coverage optimism score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 45.8018929156486 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Bellatrix Exploration from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, August 14th. AltaCorp Capital downgraded Bellatrix Exploration from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Scotiabank reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $5.00 price objective on shares of Bellatrix Exploration in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $3.75 price objective on shares of Bellatrix Exploration in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, Northland Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $4.50 price objective on shares of Bellatrix Exploration in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $4.88.
Bellatrix Exploration (NYSE BXE) opened at $1.80 on Tuesday. Bellatrix Exploration has a fifty-two week low of $1.78 and a fifty-two week high of $5.35. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45, a current ratio of 0.59 and a quick ratio of 0.59.
Bellatrix Exploration Company Profile
Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. is an oil and gas exploration company engaged in the exploration for, and the acquisition, development and production of oil and natural gas reserves in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. The Company’s properties include Ferrier, Willesden Green, Greater Pembina, Strachan and Harmattan.
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