QEP Resources (QEP) Given Daily Media Impact Score of 0.08

News stories about QEP Resources (NYSE:QEP) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. QEP Resources earned a daily sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the pipeline company an impact score of 45.5632528101982 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on QEP. ValuEngine lowered shares of QEP Resources from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, September 8th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of QEP Resources from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. BMO Capital Markets set a $11.00 target price on shares of QEP Resources and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. Stifel Nicolaus reduced their target price on shares of QEP Resources from $26.00 to $23.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, Mizuho upgraded shares of QEP Resources from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $13.76.

Shares of QEP Resources (QEP) traded down $0.01 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $9.60. 3,020,000 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 4,620,000. QEP Resources has a fifty-two week low of $7.02 and a fifty-two week high of $19.52. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,310.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -160.00 and a beta of 1.73. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.52, a current ratio of 1.55 and a quick ratio of 1.54.

QEP Resources (NYSE:QEP) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The pipeline company reported ($0.10) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.21) by $0.11. QEP Resources had a negative net margin of 0.90% and a negative return on equity of 3.48%. The business had revenue of $390.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $393.87 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted ($0.21) earnings per share. QEP Resources’s revenue was up 2.0% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that QEP Resources will post -0.44 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About QEP Resources

QEP Resources, Inc is an independent crude oil and natural gas exploration and production company. The Company focuses on two regions of the United States: the Northern Region (primarily in North Dakota, Wyoming and Utah) and the Southern Region (primarily in Texas and Louisiana). The Company conducts exploration and production activities in North America’s hydrocarbon resource plays.

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