Media coverage about Petroquest Energy (NYSE:PQ) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Petroquest Energy earned a coverage optimism score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the energy company an impact score of 46.3039604790371 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Separately, B. Riley initiated coverage on shares of Petroquest Energy in a report on Monday, February 5th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $1.90 price target for the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $2.85.
Petroquest Energy stock traded down $0.01 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $1.02. 119,278 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 189,128. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.24, a quick ratio of 0.91 and a current ratio of 0.91. The firm has a market capitalization of $26.10, a PE ratio of -1.82 and a beta of 1.91. Petroquest Energy has a twelve month low of $1.00 and a twelve month high of $2.96.
Petroquest Energy Company Profile
PetroQuest Energy, Inc operates as an independent oil and gas company. The company is involved in the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and gas properties in Texas and the Gulf Coast Basin. As of December 31, 2016, it had estimated proved reserves of 1.4 thousand barrels of oil, 26.6 billion cubic feet equivalent of natural gas liquids, and 81 billion cubic feet of natural gas.
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