Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Smart Sand (SND) Share Price

News headlines about Smart Sand (NASDAQ:SND) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Smart Sand earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.0738237928369 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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

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Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Janney Montgomery Scott cut shares of Smart Sand from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $13.00 price target for the company. in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. TheStreet upgraded shares of Smart Sand from a “d” rating to a “c-” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. BidaskClub cut shares of Smart Sand from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Piper Jaffray set a $12.00 price target on shares of Smart Sand and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, Seaport Global Securities reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $12.00 price target on shares of Smart Sand in a report on Monday, March 19th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Smart Sand presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $11.14.

Shares of Smart Sand stock traded down $0.12 on Friday, hitting $6.06. The company had a trading volume of 597,487 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,159,724. The stock has a market capitalization of $248.13, a PE ratio of 18.94 and a beta of 3.49. Smart Sand has a twelve month low of $4.81 and a twelve month high of $16.67.

Smart Sand (NASDAQ:SND) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 15th. The company reported $0.06 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.15 by ($0.09). Smart Sand had a net margin of 15.69% and a return on equity of 7.37%. The company had revenue of $43.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $40.96 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.40 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 45.8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that Smart Sand will post 1.12 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Smart Sand Company Profile

Smart Sand, Inc engages in the excavation, processing, and sale of industrial sands for use in hydraulic fracturing operations in the oil and gas industry in the United States. The company sells its products primarily to oil and natural gas exploration and production companies, and oilfield service companies.

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