Comstock Resources (CRK) Given News Sentiment Score of 0.22

News articles about Comstock Resources (NYSE:CRK) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Comstock Resources earned a coverage optimism score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 46.2781581567653 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

CRK has been the topic of a number of research reports. Robert W. Baird set a $12.00 price target on Comstock Resources and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, November 17th. KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Comstock Resources in a report on Friday, November 24th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $11.75.

Comstock Resources (NYSE:CRK) traded down $0.27 on Friday, hitting $6.78. The company had a trading volume of 266,122 shares, compared to its average volume of 590,771. The firm has a market cap of $104.60, a PE ratio of -0.74 and a beta of -0.30. The company has a current ratio of 0.58, a quick ratio of 0.58 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -3.32. Comstock Resources has a 1-year low of $4.01 and a 1-year high of $11.14.

In other news, CEO M Jay Allison purchased 41,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 4th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $6.17 per share, for a total transaction of $252,970.00. Following the acquisition, the chief executive officer now directly owns 520,130 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,209,202.10. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. In the last 90 days, insiders purchased 173,500 shares of company stock worth $1,136,570. Insiders own 11.60% of the company’s stock.

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About Comstock Resources

Comstock Resources, Inc is an energy company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas in the United States. The Company operates in the segment of exploration and production of oil and natural gas. The Company’s oil and gas operations are concentrated in Texas and Louisiana.

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