Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact EP Energy (EPE) Stock Price

News articles about EP Energy (NYSE:EPE) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. EP Energy earned a daily sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the energy producer an impact score of 46.8580985524809 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. ValuEngine lowered EP Energy from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday. Deutsche Bank assumed coverage on EP Energy in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. They issued a “hold” rating and a $2.50 price target for the company. Stifel Nicolaus set a $3.00 price target on EP Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. Zacks Investment Research lowered EP Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. Finally, Robert W. Baird upped their price target on EP Energy from $2.00 to $5.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $3.20.

EP Energy (NYSE EPE) traded down $0.04 on Tuesday, reaching $1.85. The company had a trading volume of 208,698 shares, compared to its average volume of 824,240. EP Energy has a 12-month low of $1.54 and a 12-month high of $5.77. The firm has a market capitalization of $483.27, a PE ratio of -1.78 and a beta of 3.96. The company has a quick ratio of 0.65, a current ratio of 0.69 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 8.01.

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About EP Energy

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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