EP Energy (EPE) Receives Media Impact Score of 0.13

Headlines about EP Energy (NYSE:EPE) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. EP Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the energy producer an impact score of 46.4533859698162 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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EPE has been the subject of several research reports. ValuEngine cut EP Energy from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, March 17th. Stifel Nicolaus set a $3.00 target price on EP Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 30th. Royal Bank of Canada set a $3.00 target price on EP Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th. Wells Fargo decreased their target price on EP Energy from $3.00 to $2.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, March 19th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut EP Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $2.87.

Shares of NYSE:EPE traded down $0.11 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $1.35. The company had a trading volume of 1,633,939 shares, compared to its average volume of 690,818. The company has a quick ratio of 1.00, a current ratio of 1.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 10.26. EP Energy has a 1-year low of $1.26 and a 1-year high of $5.27. The firm has a market capitalization of $367.40, a price-to-earnings ratio of -3.46 and a beta of 3.92.

EP Energy (NYSE:EPE) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 28th. The energy producer reported ($0.07) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.12) by $0.05. EP Energy had a negative return on equity of 19.42% and a negative net margin of 18.20%. The business had revenue of $224.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $275.69 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.12 EPS. equities analysts predict that EP Energy will post -0.31 earnings per share for the current year.

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About EP Energy

EP Energy Corporation, an independent exploration and production company, engages in the exploration for and the acquisition, development, and production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in the United States. The company has interests in three primary areas, such as the Permian basin in West Texas; the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas; and the Altamont Field in the Uinta basin in Northeastern Utah.

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