Select Energy Services (WTTR) Getting Favorable Media Coverage, Study Shows

News stories about Select Energy Services (NYSE:WTTR) have trended positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring 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. Select Energy Services earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 46.2725519521274 out of 100, meaning 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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WTTR has been the topic of several research analyst reports. B. Riley set a $24.00 price objective on Select Energy Services and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 target price on shares of Select Energy Services in a report on Thursday, March 15th. Bank of America reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 target price on shares of Select Energy Services in a report on Friday, December 8th. Citigroup upgraded Select Energy Services from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $17.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, February 13th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Select Energy Services from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 14th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. Select Energy Services currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $19.11.

Shares of Select Energy Services stock opened at $12.62 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.09, a quick ratio of 2.83 and a current ratio of 2.41. Select Energy Services has a twelve month low of $11.22 and a twelve month high of $21.96.

In related news, Director Richard Alan Burnett bought 2,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 13th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $14.14 per share, for a total transaction of $35,350.00. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CEO Holli C. Ladhani acquired 29,388 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 14th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $13.87 per share, for a total transaction of $407,611.56. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

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Select Energy Services Company Profile

Select Energy Services, Inc is a holding company. The Company is provider of total water solutions to the United States unconventional oil and gas industry. The Company is engaged in sourcing and transfer of water prior to its use in drilling and completion activities associated with hydraulic fracturing or fracking, which collectively referrd to as pre-frac water services.

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