Parker Drilling (PKD) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds

Media coverage about Parker Drilling (NYSE:PKD) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Parker Drilling earned a daily sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the oil and gas company an impact score of 48.2379015613467 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Shares of Parker Drilling (NYSE PKD) traded down $0.05 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $0.98. The stock had a trading volume of 1,296,708 shares, compared to its average volume of 751,050. The company has a quick ratio of 3.02, a current ratio of 3.39 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.78. Parker Drilling has a 1-year low of $0.85 and a 1-year high of $2.45. The stock has a market cap of $136.73, a PE ratio of -1.09 and a beta of 1.44.

Parker Drilling (NYSE:PKD) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February 14th. The oil and gas company reported ($0.16) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.17) by $0.01. Parker Drilling had a negative return on equity of 38.29% and a negative net margin of 24.66%. The business had revenue of $116.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $112.22 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned ($0.39) EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 23.7% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that Parker Drilling will post -0.46 EPS for the current year.

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About Parker Drilling

Parker Drilling Company (Parker Drilling) is a provider of contract drilling, and drilling-related services and rental tools and services. The Company’s business consists of two business lines: drilling services and rental tools services. Its Rental Tools Services business includes U.S. Rental Tools and International Rental Tools segments, and its Drilling Services business includes its U.S.

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