Sanchez Energy (SN) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Finds

Media headlines about Sanchez Energy (NYSE:SN) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sanchez Energy earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the energy producer an impact score of 45.0549623250267 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Sanchez Energy (NYSE:SN) traded down $0.10 on Tuesday, hitting $5.31. The stock had a trading volume of 1,973,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,553,581. The company has a market capitalization of $446.73, a PE ratio of 106.20 and a beta of 1.72. Sanchez Energy has a 1 year low of $3.58 and a 1 year high of $14.39. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -3.72, a quick ratio of 0.88 and a current ratio of 0.88.

Several brokerages have weighed in on SN. Zacks Investment Research raised Sanchez Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $6.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, December 27th. SunTrust Banks reissued a “hold” rating and set a $5.00 price objective on shares of Sanchez Energy in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating and set a $6.00 price objective on shares of Sanchez Energy in a research note on Sunday, October 22nd. Northland Securities set a $6.00 target price on Sanchez Energy and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, December 11th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets set a $5.00 target price on Sanchez Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Sanchez Energy has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.46.

In related news, insider Eduardo Augusto Sanchez sold 250,337 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.66, for a total value of $1,166,570.42. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 985,644 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,593,101.04. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, VP Howard J. Sr Thill, Sr. sold 16,499 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, October 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.27, for a total value of $70,450.73. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 517,173 shares of company stock worth $2,403,592. Insiders own 14.70% of the company’s stock.

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About Sanchez Energy

Sanchez Energy Corporation is an independent exploration and production company. The Company is focused on the acquisition and development of the United States onshore unconventional oil and natural gas resources. The Company primarily focuses on the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas. The Company also holds an undeveloped acreage position in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale (TMS) in Mississippi and Louisiana.

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