Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact WPX Energy (WPX) Share Price

Press coverage about WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. 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. WPX Energy earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 46.9956796980293 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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WPX Energy (WPX) traded down $0.05 on Friday, reaching $13.92. The company had a trading volume of 13,841,169 shares, compared to its average volume of 6,368,270. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,702.28, a PE ratio of -173.98 and a beta of 2.41. WPX Energy has a 52-week low of $8.39 and a 52-week high of $16.09. The company has a current ratio of 0.76, a quick ratio of 0.71 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66.

WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 21st. The oil and gas producer reported ($0.02) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.08) by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $238.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $410.78 million. WPX Energy had a negative return on equity of 3.83% and a negative net margin of 1.20%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 170.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned ($0.16) earnings per share. research analysts forecast that WPX Energy will post 0.01 earnings per share for the current year.

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on WPX shares. Citigroup raised WPX Energy from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. Robert W. Baird raised their target price on WPX Energy from $15.00 to $17.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, December 18th. Goldman Sachs raised WPX Energy from a “buy” rating to a “conviction-buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $17.00 target price on shares of WPX Energy in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group initiated coverage on WPX Energy in a research report on Monday, December 11th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $15.00 target price for the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, eighteen have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $18.12.

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WPX Energy Company Profile

WPX Energy, Inc is an oil and natural gas exploration and production company. The Company is engaged in the exploitation and development of unconventional properties. It operates in the exploration and production segment of the oil and gas industry and its operations are conducted in the United States.

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